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Top German spy says Islamic State's brutality eclipses al Qaeda

Sep 01, 2014    

BERLIN (Reuters) - Some young Muslims are attracted to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria because of its brutality, which makes it appear "more authentic" than al Qaeda, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency said in an interview on Sunday."There is a link between the successes IS has had so far in Iraq and the activities here in Germany and the propaganda and canvassing activities aimed at young jihadists," said Hans-Georg Maassen, head of Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency."The Islamic State is, so to speak, the 'in' thing - much more attractive ...

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