in france and germany
"From Truth and Action January 2016: 'The Interior minister said French authorities have conducted 2,235 searches, made 263 arrests and seized 334 weapons, including 34 military-grade weapons' ... Those numbers at that time indicated that 11% of the mosque raids turned up radical Islamists."
Perhaps 160 Mosques are in the process of being closed down by authorities due to jihad ties. Full article here, thanks to World News Politics.
NRW: Arsenal of weapons with “heavy war weaponry” uncovered near mosque
An arsenal of weapons of radical Islamists was uncovered in NRW (North Rhine-Westphalia). The “top secret assignment” took one week and brought a heavy war arsenal to the surface. This is what the Hessian delegate Ismail Tipi (CDU) says.
According to information from the Hessian CDU delegate Ismail Tipi, a “top secret assignment” of the SEK (Spezialeinsatzkommandos, special operations commandos) in North Rhine Westphalia was carried out. In the cooler room of a vegetable vendor near a mosque, weapons were found and seized. “According to my information on this particular operation, an arsenal with heavy war weaponry was found. The danger of arming of the fundamentalists and Salafists willing to resort to violence is very high in Germany. This was shown clearly by this secret operation,” said Tipi on Friday at a press conference.
The expert on extremism also assumes that weapons are have been stockpiled in other cities. For instance, the Hamburg intelligence service for the protection of the constitution also speaks of an increased number of supporters of armed jihad.
In the meantime more than 300 people in Hamburg have been identified as supporters of armed jihad. “Information about this is increasing. The fear is that Salafist sleepers, jihadists and IS terrorists in Germany may find support through foreign intelligence services that aren’t friendly to German interests. Through these weapons arsenals, militant jihadists and sleepers will be equipped with weapons in their preparations for attacks,” the Turkish-born delegate says.
“Politicians have to use straight talk”
Tipi warns: “If these worries prove to be true, we can expect that these secret weapons arsenals will be used for terrorist attacks not only in Germany, but in all of Europe. It would be extremely negligent not to address this danger and do everything to find these arsenals.” One problem is that many battle-seasoned young Salafists returned to Germany from combat zones and implanted themselves within the stream of migrants, the press briefing further mentions.
“We have to see this threat and we need to act fast. Here, our security administration is asked to look at this very clearly and vigorously, to investigate precisely, and to share as much of the information as possible among relevant administrations and services,” Tipi says.
And he demands: “Politicians have to use straight talk, they have to address the possible dangers and threats, they have to educate the population and call for a full awakening, and ask them to report to the police any type of suspicious activity. The problem of Salafism and IS terror will get bigger and bigger if we don’t all respond. Here, each and everyone of us is asked to step up.”
Tipi’s political engagement against radical Salafists has already led to death threats against him.
Note that the guy leading this is a Turk who has received death threats from jihadis. So we understand that, while there is within Islam's DNA a core doctrine of using violence to advance the religion, most Muslims are actually either unaware of it, uninterested in it or disagree with it.
This does not let them off the hook for it though. Any more than when I practise a form of Anglicanism that eschews violence and political goals while some other Anglicans engage in assassinations or terror attacks to further "the power of the Church" in the name of Anglicanism. They are still Anglicans and it is not enough to merely issue the occasional strongly worded public denunciation. I, personally, need to be doing all I can to root them out and crush them. Simply by being Anglican they must share some places of worship or know some people who are more mainline - people I might know - if not how could they convince people to agree & support them or possibly join them in reaching what they believe to be scripturally based goals?
Nothing would stop me vindicating my lovely faith and my lovely God. If I don't personally, actively toil to defeat them there may come a day when the whole world holds me, personally, accountable for their growing evil influence.
And if I hadn't done all I could to stop them, the whole world would be right.