Germany says Islamic terrorism still a threat despite death of bin Laden

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jul 01, 2011 8:57 AM
 Germany says Islamic terrorism still a threat despite death of bin Laden
BERLIN — Germany’s top security official said Friday that the terrorist threat to the country hasn’t decreased and the number of radicals continues to grow, even with the death of Osama bin Laden.

Security officials saw no reason to lower Germany’s threat level following the death of the al-Qaida leader, said Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich, presenting the annual report by Germany’s domestic intelligence agency.

“The Islamist terrorist threat is widely varied and has not concentrated on a single leader of al-Qaida for a long time,” he said.