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Germany: Bavarian minister warns of 'islamist' threat, enrages reporter by not answering question03:04

Germany: Bavarian minister warns of 'islamist' threat, enrages reporter by not answering question

Germany, Munich
April 11, 2016 at 22:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann warned of a growing threat of terrorism by so-called 'islamists,' while presenting the Bavarian state agency intelligence services report for 2015 in Munich, Monday.

Herrmann stated that the recruitment of young people by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) continues, voicing his concern that IS fighters are "being purposfully planted under refugees entering [Europe]." He went on to say that Bavarian security authorities have collected evidence of such "islamists who are disguised as refugees with possibly jihadist backgrounds."

The press statement was dirupted after a reporter was denied the right to ask a question. The reporter voiced his dissatisfaction, shouting "why am I not allowed to ask a question like everyone else?" adding "everyone is allowed to ask a question. It is about freedom of speech, it is about freedom of the press." He went on to attack Herrmann, saying "you come up here and want to brilliantly defend this constitution and are not even capable of letting someone ask a question..."

Germany: Bavarian minister warns of 'islamist' threat, enrages reporter by not answering question03:04
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Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann warned of a growing threat of terrorism by so-called 'islamists,' while presenting the Bavarian state agency intelligence services report for 2015 in Munich, Monday.

Herrmann stated that the recruitment of young people by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) continues, voicing his concern that IS fighters are "being purposfully planted under refugees entering [Europe]." He went on to say that Bavarian security authorities have collected evidence of such "islamists who are disguised as refugees with possibly jihadist backgrounds."

The press statement was dirupted after a reporter was denied the right to ask a question. The reporter voiced his dissatisfaction, shouting "why am I not allowed to ask a question like everyone else?" adding "everyone is allowed to ask a question. It is about freedom of speech, it is about freedom of the press." He went on to attack Herrmann, saying "you come up here and want to brilliantly defend this constitution and are not even capable of letting someone ask a question..."

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