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Islamists Infiltrating German Military For Weapons Training

Islamists Infiltrating German Military For Weapons Training

German law prohibits background and security checks prior to enlistment

When I wrote about Obama’s and Loretta Lynch’s DOJ pondering how criminal background checks are inhibiting police “diversity,” I wasn’t aware that in Germany it is against the law for the military to conduct background checks prior to formal employment.

Unsurprisingly, Germany is finding a number of its newer recruits are Islamists seeking formal military training. In fact, they are requesting to join for only a few months with the sole purpose of undergoing “intensive weapon and equipment training.”

i24 News reports:

Germany’s military counter-intelligence agency (MAD) has discovered that a number of the country’s enlisted soldiers hold Islamist beliefs and joined the army in order to receive training in advanced weaponry and tactics, according to German media reports.

Germany’s Die Welt newspaper reported on Saturday that MAD had uncovered some 20 soldiers as Islamists and another 60 were placed under surveillance over Islamist orientations.

The intelligence agency said that “individual inquiries from applicants who are interested in the service of the Bundeswehr [German military] in striking manner, express a commitment request of only a few months and are expressly interested in intensive weapon and equipment training,” Die Welt reported.

. . . .  Under German law, background checks can only take place after formal employment.

It isn’t clear what is happening with these 20 soldiers known to be Islamists who joined up for a crash course in military training, but according to i24, a German defense spokesman said that the government aims to “respond adequately to the changed security situation and prevent the use of the Bundeswehr as a training facility for potential terrorists, extremists and trafficked persons.”

As part of a defense plan announced this past summer, the German military has requested that it be able to perform background checks prior to accepting new recruits . . . beginning in July of 2017.

The Daily Mail reported at the time:

[T]he armed forces wants new applicants to undergo a security check by the agency, starting in July 2017, so they can swiftly spot extremists, terrorists and criminals.

Such security screening would require changes in the laws governing the military.

A draft document justifying such changes, seen by Welt am Sonntag, said there were indications that Islamists are trying to get ‘so-called short-term servicemen into the armed forces’ for training.

The legislation to change the law to permit background and security checks prior to enlistment in the German military is apparently working its way through German parliament.

Japan News reports:

Draft legislation to be considered by the German parliament in coming weeks would mandate investigations of all recruits to counter efforts by the Islamic State jihadist group to infiltrate the military and obtain weapons training, Funke Mediengruppe reported.

Germany, as we’ve been covering here at LI, has seen an alarming number of mostly young male Middle Eastern refugees flood across its borders in the past couple of years.  i24 News reports that the German military is expected to increase by over 14,000 in the coming years.


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It has been thoroughly documented that Islamic terrorists won’t attack people or countries that are nice to them, including Germany, France, etc., countries which have never suffered a terrorist attack. Well-played, Merkel, Hollande, etc.

    buckeyeminuteman in reply to Henry Hawkins. | November 5, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    The Germans are feeding the alligator, hoping it will eat them last…

      That was the central pillar of France’s foreign policy for quite some some. I think it came out in a wikileak or hack or something. In hindsight, it explains why France was always running interference against American efforts to stabilize and reform the Middle East.

      France though that by sucking up to the Jihad, other people would suffer the brunt of the terrorist attacks.

      Didn’t work out for them. And is why I had little sympathy for them the last two times they were murdered in their own streets by jihadists. They wanted it to happen to someone else’s loved ones.

    Milwaukee in reply to Henry Hawkins. | November 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    “…Islamic terrorists won’t attack people or countries that are nice to them,…”

    until they are ready to attack them. Then it will be too late.

    No need to attack somebody who is ‘being nice’. Once they stop being nice it will be too late and won’t matter.

    “God rot all good men.”

In fact, they are requesting to join for only a few months with the sole purpose of undergoing “intensive weapon and equipment training.”

They probably just want to be prepared, in case there’s a large scale terrorist attack on their new homeland.

German soldiers training the Jihadists in their own country, so these terrorists can then go out and murder the families of these german soldiers.

Random House Publishing: Dear Fen, thank you for your interest, but we believe your proposed story is just too far-fetched to publish, even under our SciFi/Fantasy label. But thank you for the submission, it made our day more entertaining.

These guys have smart people, and they are motivated to pick the ripe fruit from the low-hanging branches the Western world leaves for them.

Time to take it away.

    Milwaukee in reply to Ragspierre. | November 5, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Are these guys from the gang that brought down the World Trade Center buildings with box cutters? Or a rival gang?

    This is brilliant. Send your soldiers to the enemy country disguised as “refugees”. They will be fed and sheltered on the way there. Then have them receive military training from the enemy army. That way, once they occupy an armory your soldiers will know how to use the enemies weapons. If your soldiers are believers willing to suffer a little, then your enemy will be financing and training your army. Since our leaders don’t recognize the cult of Mohammedanism as a threat, they are free to operate at will.

    Don’t forget there are thousands of “refugees” unaccounted for.

      Ragspierre in reply to Milwaukee. | November 5, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      A rival, but temporarily allied gang. They both have the same enemy for now.

      Modernity and Western culture.

        Milwaukee in reply to Ragspierre. | November 5, 2016 at 4:46 pm

        Right. Allies when we, the modern West, are in the room, rivals otherwise. They hate the Secular West as well as the Christian West. They also hate Sub-Saharan Africans because they are black.

        Islam, like many other groupings, has many factions under the top layer.

    And Rags, of course, is opposing the only candidate that actually, you know, wants to take it away.

    Self-awareness, yoou haz none.

      SDN, so true! If Trump loses by exactly one popular vote, we know exactly whom to blame!

      Then we can all gang up on, mock, disparage, and insult him instead of saying all the thoughtful, insightful, and reflective things we do now about LI’s posts and the topics they evoke.

      Won’t that be wonderf. . . erm, exactly what is happening now? And just as annoying and tiresome? /let it go

        ” If Trump loses by exactly one popular vote, we know exactly whom to blame!”

        I take it from this that you will hold your nose and vote Trump. Good deal!

          Yeah, I think I have to. I live in Florida, and it’s just too close to call and such a meaningful state in terms of EC votes … The very idea of a puffed up Hillary promising to “rule” on her new “mandate” is incredibly convincing, too.

          I’m not happy about it, but I’m not a complete idiot (as you already know).

          Barry in reply to Barry. | November 5, 2016 at 10:53 pm

          I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I hope so anyway.

        “so true! If Trump loses by exactly one popular vote, we know exactly whom to blame!”

        That’s disingenuous. The OP didn’t say Rag’s vote would matter, he said that Rag’s is opposing the only candidate that will address the problem.

        Your support of this character is damaging your credibility. Pull up.

          Ragspierre in reply to Fen. | November 6, 2016 at 6:38 am

          It’s cute you think your poisonous little program to silence me will work here.

          I won’t.

          And the answer to America’s challenges is not T-rump, as anyone who is not a cult follower knows.

Asking how to pull the pin on the grenade but not how to throw the grenade? Like the 9/11 pilots who wanted to learn to fly but not how to land. Western Political Correctness is going to result in massive casualties one day.

buckeyeminuteman | November 5, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Why would you perform a background check AFTER someone joins the military. How stupid does their government have to be…

I don’t think their government is stupid. I think this is deliberate. Don’t know why, but it simply does not follow. Germany, of all governments, has been VERY adept at looking out for its own interests.

So when I look at their Jihadi Refugee charade, I have to wonder how its serves the German government’s interests to do such a thing. They are not this incompetent.

    Barry in reply to Fen. | November 5, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    “They are not this incompetent”

    Socialism is corrupting, and creates incompetence and dishonesty.

    Ragspierre in reply to Fen. | November 5, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    I dunno, certainly being no student of German law, but when you see a law on the books of a country with the recent history of Germany, it might be well to consider how the history shaped the law.

    For instance, there was a period of time post-war when it may not have been productive to look too closely at the background of recruits.

    Ditto the period when you were trying to reconcile two very different German populations in good faith.

    As I read the piece, the Germans DO investigate a recruit following their entry into the service. Or was I mistaken?

      Germany certainly has laws shaped by history (as we all do). Laws can be changed of course to reflect (the new) reality.

      IMO, socialism doesn’t allow shaping laws to reality.

        According to reports, Germany is looking to change its law about pre-employment screenings for military personnel (just typing that makes it feel we are living in an alternate universe). What will probably happen is that whatever “safeguard” they put in place will be just as porous as outlawing background checks. Come here as “child” one week and get all those bennies, then declare that you are actually old enough to join the German military . . .you know, for a month or two with a focus on weapons training. Oh, and still most likely getting those child refugee bennies that the German and EU taxpayers (such as they are) are paying for.

        You can’t fix willful blindness.

        Ragspierre in reply to Barry. | November 5, 2016 at 7:01 pm

        As I’ve often pointed out, law is a clumsy sledge-hammer, not a scalpel.

        Laws are also “sticky”, and often tend to long out-live whatever good purpose they may have had at some point. They resist change, and HAVE to be deliberately put down sometimes when it becomes apparent they are actually doing more harm than good.

        This seems like an excellent example.

          Kinda like the law in a SC town that required a horse watering trough in front of the courthouse…

          The law was still there at least until the early 80’s.

DieJustAsHappy | November 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm

Never would I have thought that another German leader would arise who would have such a deleterious impact on Germany and Europe as Hitler. I may premature in such an assessment since the full ramifications are yet to be realized. However, I do think that Merkel is surely approaching such a point.

Angela is no angel, no messenger of God. More like one from the shades of Hell!

[class] diversity is institutional racism. How did twilighters from the Pro-Choice Church infiltrate civilized society? I suppose people missed the insidious euphemisms.

America’s legal overlords are forcing America’s employers to eschew meaningful background checks. America is working hard to catch up with Europe.