German security agencies warn migrants will bring anti-Semitism
A German newspaper reported on Sunday that Germany's intelligence and security agencies are concerned about migrants that are coming to Germany with radical Islamic and anti-Semitic views.
The Welt am Sonntag had access to a document that was read by high-level officials in the agencies that said “We are importing Islamic extremism, Arab anti-Semitism, national and ethnic conflicts of other peoples as well as a different societal and legal understanding.”
According to the newspaper, sources warned that “the integration of hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants Germany is no longer possible in light of the number and already existing parallel societies.” In Germany, the term "parallel societies" is often used to refer to Muslim communities that are insulated and do not interact much with mainstream society.
The document, which is referred to as "the non-paper" because it had not signatories, said that “German security agencies...will not be in the position to solve these imported security problems and thereby the arising reactions from Germany’s population.”
A senior security official spoke to the Welt am Sonntag and said that “The high influx of people from all parts of the world will lead to instability in our land.” He continued by saying that, “We are producing extremists through immigration. Mainstream civil society is radicalizing because the majority don’t want migration and they are being forced by the political elite.” He ended by predicting that Germans “will turn away from the constitutional state.”
The exclusive information was received by the newspaper from the four major German security agencies: the Federal Intelligence Service, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the Federal Police and the Federal Criminal Police Office.
The warnings from German officials and security agencies seem to be the first with regards to Arab anti-Semitism. Josef Schuster, the head of Germany’s Central Council of Jews, raised the issue in a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel in October.
Speaking to Die Welt daily, he said that “among the people, who have sought refuge in Germany, many come from countries in which Israel is an enemy and are raised with this hostility toward Israel.”
He added that the migrants “frequently carry over their resentments toward all Jews in general.”
Merkel replied by saying that for this reason, “We must take care of that,” but did not add how Germany would proceed with this.
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