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The banned group Millatu Ibrahim issued two German-language chants by Salafist rapper Denis Mamdou Cuspert through the Global Islamic Media Front. One chant, subtitled in English, calls for jihad throughout the world, including "Londonistan, Germanistan," Rome, and Jerusalem; the other praises an imprisoned German Islamist and urges the kidnapping German citizens.
Omar D., a Somali Salafist, remains the key suspect in last week's attempted bombing at the Bonn central train station; he and another Somali, Abdirazak B., who is linked to Shabaab, were arrested but soon released. Police agencies are bickering over the fact that video camera footage at the Bonn station was not recorded.
Federal authorities now say that the pipe bomb found at the Bonn central train station on Monday was placed by a suspect with radical Islamist links. The Interior Ministry warned of an increased risk of attacks on Christmas markets.
After a bag containing pipe bomb elements was found on a platform at Bonn's central train station on Monday, police arrested two Somali men, Abdirazak B. and Omar D., known extremists already under surveillance. The pair were later released; police are now looking for other suspects.
A new government report on Afghanistan says that "hostile forces remain operational," little progress has been made toward peace and stability, national reconciliation has not succeeded, and insider attacks are an increasing concern. Germany plans to spend $558 million per year until 2016 to improve Afghan living conditions and governance, and an additional $194 million for Afghan security forces.
Jihadist rapper Denis Mamdou Cuspert, a.k.a. Deso Dogg and Abu Talha al-Almani, released a video jointly with Millatu Ibrahim and the Global Islamic Media Front calling for Germans to emigrate and join the jihad. "We raise the black flags and ride to the battle
to Jerusalem to free our holy city," he said. A number of German Salafists have emigrated to Egypt since Millatu Ibrahim was outlawed in Germany this spring.