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The banned German Salafist group Millatu Ibrahim issued a statement on jihadist forums announcing its shift from preaching to jihad, and praising two women as its "first martyrs." The women died in a car accident on Eid al-Adha after emigrating from Germany with their husbands and "many brothers and sisters" to "the land of jihad and martyrdom." Leading members of the group moved to Egypt earlier this year.
German police arrested Fouad Charouali, a French national wanted for his role in the 2003 Casablanca bombings, at an airport in Munich as he was traveling with his family from Paris to Dubai. France had sentenced him to eight years in prison in 2007. His arrest came after Moroccan authorities issued an international arrest warrant; Germany has begun extradition proceedings.
Authorities have arrested four men in an investigation into the sale of prohibited nuclear equipment to Iran. The suspects include German-Iranians Gholamali K. and his son Kianzad; an Iranian named Hossein T. who runs companies involved in Iran's nuclear program; and Rudolph M., an engineer in Weimar.
A classified report by Germany's foreign intelligence agency says that insider attacks against NATO forces are likely to increase, the Taliban reintegration program will be ineffective, Afghan and US peace talks with the Taliban will go nowhere, Afghan president Hamid Karzai is more likely to defer to insurgents than institute needed reforms, and a greater commitment of foreign troops will be needed to stabilize the country after 2014. The head of the German military recently predicted that Afghanistan will be a mandate "according to Chapter VII of the UN Charter."
Chancellor Merkel urged greater tolerance toward the country's four million Muslims and said, "The Islamists are not the Islam of Germany." The Chancellery canceled a visit to Tunisia planned for next month, due to tensions and violence over an anti-Islam film.