Radical Islamic clerics threaten Germany: Official

A security official is warning that radical Islamic clerics pose a growing threat to Germany and is calling for legal changes making it easier to deport hate preachers.

Updated: Jun 22, 2011, 00:39 AM IST

Berlin: A security official is warning
that radical Islamic clerics pose a growing threat to Germany
and is calling for legal changes making it easier to deport
hate preachers.

Boris Rhein, Hesse state`s interior minister, spoke
before a two-day meeting of the nation`s top security
officials. They are expected to address data security issues
as well as Islamic extremism.

In comments to today`s edition of Die Welt daily
released by his ministry, Rhein says residency laws must be
changed to make it easier to deport preachers who "start
spreading content that is contrary to our free, democratic
principles."

Rhein also urged limiting extremists` reach over the
Internet, citing the danger of individuals becoming
radicalised like the 21-year-old who shot two US airmen in
Frankfurt in March.

PTI