German authorities struggle with radical Salafist preachers

Hundreds of young Germans have joined the ranks of the Islamic State group. Many of them were radicalised in Germany by Salafist preachers well known to the authorities. Our team in Germany met a father whose two sons left for Syria and never came back, as well as a mother (pictured) whose son did not join the IS group but is accused of carrying out a bombing on a Sikh community. Both parents want the authorities to put more radical preachers behind bars.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Laura Burloux and Claire Pryde.

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