German Jihadi in Syria

March 11


German authorities have reported about a German Islamist with Syrian origins fighting in Syria. Hajan M. (38) has been a citizen of the German city of Kassel. He has released a video through the social network Youtube, calling all Muslim “brothers” to fight for Jihad in Syria. German secret service expects a number of German Salafi in the region between Turkey and Syria, fighting against the regime of Bashar Al Assad.  His call is believed to be the first German language video from Syria.

Warning against Salafi action

October 8


The president of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution Hans-Georg Maaßen has warned the public against activists of the German Salafi movement. Since its legal banning, members of the organization Millatu Ibrahim allegedly left Germany and went to Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa in order to mobilize and call Muslims for Jihad actions. Among other activities the Salafi are apparently attempting to build up a new German-speaking media center, based in foreign countries. The goal is to address young Muslims in Germany.


The former Rap musician and convert Denis Cuspert, also known as Deso Dogg, and the activist Mohamed Mahmud have left Germany and are wanted by German security forces.