We’ve also seen allegations that Muslims from the United States and Britain were involved in these jihad murders. Here again we see that the phenomenon of converts to Islam joining the jihad is international. And yet there are no calls — none — to Muslim communities anywhere in the West to teach actively against this understanding of Islam that converts imbibe and that the Muslim communities ostensibly reject.
“Israel: German Islamists helped in Kenya attack,” from The Local, September 30:
German Islamists are suspected of being involved in the Kenya shopping centre siege, according to Israeli intelligence service Mossad.
Intelligence services in Germany are not, Focus news magazine reported, ruling out claims from Mossad that German convert Andreas ‘Ahmed Khaled’ MÃ¼ller, among others, were involved in planning the Nairobi mall attack in which 72 people died.
Mossad believes that MÃ¼ller had connections with the Somalian Al-Shabaab militant group behind the Westgate siege.
President of the federal office for defence Hans-Georg MaaÃŸen told Focus that while Germany was not currently at direct risk, there was sentiment building against the west in Somalia and neighbouring countries.
He added that the BKA was concerned that German charities based over in west Africa could find themselves “the focus of Al-Shabaab.”
As for German-based Islamists, the BKA was “keeping a close eye on the extremist Somali scene,” said MaaÃŸen. Suspected supporters or followers of Al-Shabaab were, he added, “under observation by the intelligence services.”