"The danger is absolutely real."
"Terrorist cell found in Hamburg where 9/11 attacks conceived," from the Telegraph, October 7 (thanks to James):
An Islamic terrorist cell has been discovered in Hamburg, the city where the 9/11 attacks were planned eight years ago.German intelligence services learned that a new militant group with ten members, headed by a German of Syrian origins, had sprung up in the port city....
The ten members are understood to have left Hamburg early this year to attend paramilitary camps in the Hindu Kush, however, two are thought to have recently returned.
All of them were said to have used Hamburg's Taiba Mosque as a meeting place, the same location frequented by the 9/11 leader Mohammed Atta and his accomplices. They went onto carry out the attacks on New York's World Trade Centre and Washington.
"It is to be assumed that these persons are absolutely prepared to carry out suicide or other attacks at home or abroad," the report said, according to Die Welt and Report Mainz.
"The members of the group have a basic commitment to jihad and belong to Hamburg's potentially violent pro-jihad scene."...Anti-terrorist police set up a security cordon around the Oktoberfest in Munich, the world's largest beer festival, and fighter jets were put on standby.
"The danger is absolutely real," said Joachim Hermann, the Bavarian Interior Minister. "We know that increasing numbers are attending these training camps."