But remember: if you oppose the Muslim migrant influx, you’re a racist, bigoted “Islamophobe.”
“Germany arrests Syrian migrant over police car bomb plot,” DW, January 2, 2017:
The suspect had contacted the “Islamic State” militant group, but said he attempted to defraud them, prosecutors said. The Syrian planned to disguise vehicles as police patrol cars and fill them with explosives.
In her New Year’s speech, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on citizens to go into 2017 with optimism and defy terrorism. But to guarantee “security in freedom,” she said new security measures may be necessary.
German police in the western state of Saarland arrested a Syrian migrant who solicited funds from the “Islamic State” militant group in order to carry out a high-casualty terrorist attack, prosecutors said on Monday.
The prosecutor’s office in Saarbrücken said the man asked an “Islamic State” contact for money “so we could purchase vehicles which he could load with explosives and which he wanted to drive into crowds … and blow up in order to kill unknown numbers of people who do not follow the Muslim faith.”
While in custody, he confirmed to police that he contacted the militant group in December, but that he was attempting to defraud them.
“He said he wanted the money from ISIS to support his family back in Syria,” prosecutor Christoph Rebmann told Reuters news agency, referring to the group by an alternative acronym.
The Syrian suspect, who hails from the militant group’s de facto capital of Raqqa, entered Germany in December 2014 and received permission to stay in the country in January 2015.
Messages discovered on his mobile phone showed the Syrian man asked for 180,000 euros ($188,000) to buy eight vehicles, disguise them as police patrol cars and pack them with 400 to 500 kilograms (880 – 1,100 pounds) of explosives, prosecutors said….