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Nazism to 'Salafism': Islamists Threaten Germany

From Nazism to communism, Germany has seen its share of radical ideologies over the years. Now the nation faces a new threat: Salafism. Read Transcript


Reporter: IN JUNE,

1,000 POLICE FANNED OUT

ACROSS GERMANY, THEY

TARGETED THE HOMES, SCHOOLS,

AND MOSQUES OF SALAFISTS.

THE MOVEMENT ENCOURAGES

VIOLENT JIHAD, AND IS SHARED

BY AL-QAEDA.

IT IS NOW TAKING HOLD AMONG

A SMALL, BUT GROWING NUMBER

OF GERMANY'S 4.3 MILLION

MUSLIMS.

SALAFISTS ARE SEEN IN

GERMANY, AND SOME OF THE

SECURITY OFFICERS TELL US WE

HAVE ABOUT 5,000 SALAFISTS

IN GERMANY.

Reporter: HE FOLLOWS

GERMANY'S SALAFI THEME IN

GERMANY.

IT IS CREATING AN

ENVIRONMENT FOR VIOLENCE AND

FOR RADICALIZATION.

WHAT IS ABSOLUTELY CLEAR IS

THAT MOST EVERY SALAFISTHAT

NOT EVERY SALAFIST IS A

TERRORIST, BUT EVERY

TERRORIST IS A SALAFIST.

Reporter: AND THERE

WERE DOZENS OF OTHER GERMANY

MUSLIMS WHO HAVE BEEN

CHARGED.

A LOT OF JIHAD WITH

SALAFIST BACKGROUND ARE

GOING TO PAKISTAN AND

TRAINING CAMPS.

A LOT OF JIHADISTS ARE

PASSING THROUGH THE HOME OF

AFRICA, AND THEY'RE GOING TO

FIGHT IN SOMALIA, AND GOING

TO FIGHT IN YEMEN.

Reporter: SHEIKH ABBU

ADAM RUNS A MOSQUE IN MUNICH

AND SAYS HE IS SIMPLY A

MUSLIM.

GERMAN AUTHORITIES SAY HE IS

MUCH MORE.

IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW IN

HIS MUNICH APARTMENT, THE

SHEIKH SHOWED GOVERNMENT

DOCUMENTS.

HE DENIES THE CHARGES AND

SAYS HE HAS WORKED WITH THE

GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO FIGHT

EXTREMISM.

WHY ARE THEY SAYING THAT

ABOUT YOUR MOSQUE?

I DON'T KNOW.

ALL OF MY STUDENTS -- ALL --

I DON'T HAVE ANY EXCEPTION.

THEY ARE FIGHTING AGAINST

TERRORISM, AND THEY ARE VERY

INTEGRATED IN THE SOCIETY.

ALL OF THEM ARE VERY CANDID

PEOPLE.

THEY COMMUNICATE WITH ALL

PEOPLE.

Reporter: THE EGYPTIAN

NATIVE SAYS HE TRAVELS TO

PAKISTAN AND OTHER HOT SPOTS

TO PREACH AGAINST TERRORISM

AND DEBATE JIHADISTS.

HE HAS BEEN TARGETED WITH

DEATH THREATS, AND HIS

BODYGUARDS WERE PRESENT

DURING OUR INTERVIEW.

I TRIED TO CONVINCE THEM

TO LEAVE TERRORIST.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH THE

SIKH WITH THREE WIVES AND 10

CHILDREN AND RECEIVES

WELFARE, HE WANTS TO LEAVE.

THAT COMMUNICATION YOU

HAVE WITH THE GERMAN

GOVERNMENT DOESN'T EXIST

NOW?

I SACRIFICE MY FAMILY AND

MY PEOPLE AND YOU SAY I'M

FIGHTING AGAINST THE

TERRORIST.

Reporter: AND YET THE

SHEIKH HAS MADE HEADLINES,

WHEN HE WAS BRUTALLY ACCUSED

OF BREAKING ONE OF HIS WIVES

NOSE'S, HIS WIFE WOULD NOT

PRESS CHARGES.

LAST YEAR A GERMAN TV CREW

FILMED HIM PRESIDING OVER A

SHARI'A COURT INSIDE HIS

MOSQUE THAT OPERATES OUTSIDE

THE GERMAN LAW.

THE SALAFI PEOPLE TELL

THE TRUTH.

THEY SAY THEY WANT TO HAVE

SHARI'A IN GERMANY.

Reporter: MICHAEL HOPES

TO RALLY GERMANS AGAINST

THIS MOVEMENT.

HE SAYS THE CALL TO PLACE A

QURAN IN EVERY GERMAN HOME A

WAKE UP CALL.

THEY WANT TO SPREAD THIS

MESSAGE TO ALL OF GERMANY.

THEY GAVE IT TO EVERY CITY

IN GERMANY.

THEY WANT TO ISLAMIZE

GERMANY.

Reporter: AND THE

GERMANS FEAR THE GROWING

SALAFI BREAK-IN SALAFI

PRESENCE WILL NOT ONLY MAKE

THEM A ATRACTIVE TARGET BUT AN EXPORTER OF

TERRORISIM AS WELL.

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