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Terrorists Planning Attack On Reichstag

From Germany’s Der Spiegel:

Terrorists Believed to Be Planning Attack in Berlin


According to information obtained by German security authorities, al-Qaida and associated groups are believed to be planning an attack on the Reichstag building in Berlin, the headquarters of Germany’s parliament and also an attraction visited by thousands of tourists every day. As part of the attack, terrorists would seek to take hostages and perpetrate a bloodbath using firearms.

The information about the alleged plans came from a jihadist who is currently abroad and has reportedly contacted the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) several times in recent days. The jihadist apparently wants to abandon the group….

According to the caller, the terror cell is comprised of six people — two of whom are believed already to have traveled to Berlin six to eight weeks ago, and are now staying in the city. Four other perpetrators — a German, a Turk, a North African and a further man the jihadist could not identify — are currently waiting to travel to Germany. The attacks are purportedly being planned for February or March.

They sure do plan ahead. Of course as the Taliban supposedly like to say: ‘you have all the watches, we have all the time.’

The second warning… came from the United States. The US federal police, the FBI, sent a cable to the BKA two weeks ago noting another possible further attack. A Shiite-Indian group known as the "Saif," or sword, is believed to have engaged in a pact with al-Qaida and to have sent two men to Germany to carry out an attack there.

Both were believed to be traveling to the United Arab Emirates on Nov. 22, where they would be supplied with new travel papers so that they could continue on to Germany. The suspects allegedly already posess [sic] visas for Europe’s Schengen zone of visa-free travel. The FBI has named Mushtaq Altaf bin-Khadri as the man behind the attack plans.

The man believed to be trying to smuggle the would-be terrorists into Europe is 54-year-old weapons dealer Dawood Ibrahim, who the United Nations believes is a major backer of terrorism. He is considered to be one of the men behind the terror attacks perpetrated in Mumbai in November 2008. The FBI and Germany’s BKA both consider the message to be extremely important. However, the US foreign intelligence service, the CIA, and both the German foreign intelligence service, the BND, and its domestic counterpart, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, are skeptical.

Notice, though, whom the German government appears to be trusting.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, November 22nd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Terrorists Planning Attack On Reichstag”

  1. proreason says:

    The Germans must not be patting down enough travelers.

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