German army controls Islamic extremists in its ranks[/size] Twilight News
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The German military intelligence has discovered a number of Islamic extremists and right-wing members of the army, including an officer of elite units. Press reports pointed to a decline in the number of extremists among German soldiers.
Seven extremists were identified in the German army last year, according to a media report released Friday (February 9) in Germany. According to German media reports, the extremists identified were four right-wing extremists and three Islamists, and disciplinary measures were taken against them. The majority of them were dismissed from the army, according to the Fonke newspaper.
Among the far-right soldiers is an officer from the elite KSK unit, suspected of publishing comments with extreme right-wing content on social networking sites, a German army spokeswoman said Friday.
According to the Funke report, military intelligence last year recorded 270 suspected right-wing extremism cases, the number of cases in 2017 reaching 379. On the other hand, the number of suspected cases of Islamic extremism rose from 46 cases in 2017 to 50 in 2018.
The report pointed out that the number of persons refusing regular discipline within the military rose from 20 in 2017 to 36 in 2018. Suspicions of left-wing extremists in the army also decreased from 12
To only two individuals. Suspicions of people in the army abhor foreigners, the report said, rising from 22 cases in 2017 to 35 in 2018.
It is noteworthy that the Military Intelligence Service is the smallest intelligence agency in Germany, and among its internal functions prevent espionage and sabotage within the army in addition to the search for trends and extremist activities among soldiers.