Daesh uses the "scouts" who in social media recruiting young people - said on Thursday the head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) Hans-Georg Maassen.
He gave the example of 16-year-old Safia S., a German woman originating in Morocco, accused of attacking a police officer with a knife in Hanover in February last year and 12-year-old, coming out of Iraq, a German who in December tried to detonate two bombs in Ludwigshafen.
Maassen said that 20 per cent. with approx. 900 Germans recruited by Daesh to fight in Iraq and Syria are women, some of them are only 13, 14 years.
He announced that German service monitor 548 Islamists, suspecting that they might pose a security threat. The law does not allow them to arrest, however, until they commit a crime.
Maassen also noted that in Europe observed a "radicalization of social media" of other social groups. He pointed out that a growing number of people who had not been politically active, and now turn to the extreme right-wing groupings. He expressed concern that "the radicalization can be transformed into a willingness to carry out acts of violence."
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