Fears over Germany's growing jihadist scene

Armed police patrol at the Christmas market in Oberhausen, western Germany on December 23, 2016Berlin’s Christmas market truck rampage was the deadly jihadist attack Germany had long feared, as security services have warned of the growth of a shadowy Islamist scene. Germany’s domestic security chief, Hans-Georg Maassen, has likened the rise in IS followers to a dangerous “youth subculture”. It is a profile that fits 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri, the Berlin attack suspect shot dead Friday by an Italian police officer in Milan.

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