A new report published by the German secret service (Military Counterintelligence Service, MAD) states that 29 former German soldiers have either directly defected to ISIS or joined Islamic State ranks after ending military service in the German Army.

Furthermore, some 65 active German soldiers are currently under investigation for sympathies with terrorist groups such as Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS. In total, the German police estimates that between 720 and 760 residents have left the country to join jihadist militias in Syria and Iraq over the past 5 years.

In a similar case, a former Dutch soldier named Israfil Yilmaz joined jihadist ranks in Syria and was very public about his decision, even calling for fellow Islamist Europeans to join the caliphate. A picture of him can be viewed below:
Yilmaz dutch soldier

Since 2007, only 17 German soldiers have been fired due to suspected sympathies with terrorist organizations despite some 320 military cases on the matter.

Social Democratic Party (SPD) MP Hans-Peter Bartels, who is responsible for oversight of the army, said on Tuesday that “Islamism isn’t the main problem of the Bundeswehr (German Army), however, he did mention that “it represents a real danger that we have to take seriously.”

Alarmed by the revelations, the German Defense Ministry now wants MAD to take greater steps to ensure that jihadists are not infiltrating the German Army, including background checks and investigating links to militant groups deemed terrorist by NATO.

“Just like other fighting forces, the Bundeswehr can be attractive for Islamists who want to acquire weapons training,” Bartels said. “But to my knowledge there is so far no systematic push by Islamist organizations to infiltrate the army.”

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This report comes as ISIS has conducted bloody terrorist attacks in both Paris and Bruxelles recently.

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Karol Kodeks

Dutch Arab is not Dutch, also German Muslim is not German…

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

I know french arabs which are more french than a lot of totally white frenchs… A lot of our arabs are atheists, agnostics, commies and better not tell ’em about islam. And I know a lot of arabs who were muslims and have converted to christianism. Some having kept their muslim faith are in the french military and won’t betray their country, in fact, I can tell you if they meet daeshits, it’ll happen the same thing they did to AQIM or Ansar zombies in Mali… I was told wad the Famas-Félin was a freakin’ killing machine…

Navstéva
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Navstéva

whoa, he’s a big boy @leithfadel

james keith
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james keith

but this fat pig was never a soldier in the German Army

brian g
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brian g

why not?maybe ISIS will join NATO

Larryjoe
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Larryjoe

so it looks like they are being a little lax on the “no pork” rule.

Brandon Martinez
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AboriginalEuropean
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AboriginalEuropean

@JOYOURPAPARAZZI well the German military are on record as having obesity problems, just like ISIS

Vivienne
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Vivienne

@leithfadel Looks like it’s the only way he’s going to get laid.

Ali al-Yehud al-Jihadistani
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Ali al-Yehud al-Jihadistani

This traitor to the Aryan race will burn, both here and after death, for his treason.

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Unfortunately, german are not aryans, basicly, they are goths, real aryans are… tzigans!

@AOrti
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@AOrti

#JihadiJulian

anon
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They’re sending soldiers, cover story