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    Islamic Terrorism in Germany: Predicting the Arrival of the Fifth Column

    Calculations suggest that the returning Islamist fighters from Syria and Iraq will soon present the largest domestic security threat ever to the Federal Republic. by Johann Constantin (Editor’s Note: This article is an abridged and updated translation of the original article published in October 2014 in the German webzine Blaue Narzisse.) Replica of Islamist suitcase bombs employed in the failed 2006 plot against Western German trains The problem of militant Syrian returnees threatens to bring the war in Mesopotamia to the shores of the Rhine and Danube. Since mid-2013, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the German domestic intelligence service, has been registering a steadily growing stream…