German intelligence has observed a sharp increase in the number of German Islamists traveling to
The 71-page document sheds light on the full-range of support within
Some are heeding the call. But with anti-Assad militias tending to recruit German volunteers for suicide missions, mainly because they lack combat experience and cannot speak Arabic, German intelligence agencies have noted that German jihadists are increasingly keeping to themselves.
A "German Camp" has been set up in northern
In late July, the "Shamcenter" website was launched in five languages, including German, to boost what it terms "social jihad." According to the German intelligence report, such projects could act "as a significant catalyst for radicalization in
The trend could also be spurred by veterans trained in battle who return home. The BfV estimates that around a dozen of them are now back in
Security authorities estimate that around 1,000 volunteer jihadists from across Europe are now in