Germany’s Islamic State problem – By Benjamin Weinthal | The Long War Journal

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Berlin: There is a growing sense among leading German politicians that the Federal Republic’s preoccupation with the NSA surveillance scandal should not overshadow the pressing need to confront the Islamic State.

„German worry over Islamist attack eclipses spy scandal,“ Bloomberg News headlined its Oct. 8 report on the issue. A new reality appears to be sinking in. Roderich Kiesewetter, a Bundestag deputy from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and a former army colonel, was quoted as saying, „In the German public, there is more of an awareness that our intelligence services need information to confront these terror threats.“…


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