The fight against Islamist terror is top on the European agenda. But it's not just in the prosperous North where pockets of extremism can be found. In Bosnia, radical Salafists have found a place where they can recruit fighters and preach jihad.
The German government has urged that the number of fighters from the western Balkans joining extremist groups be classified. Is Berlin playing down the rise of Islamic extremism, and Saudi influence, in the region?
Social Democrats leader and German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has called for tougher measures against Islamist trends in Germany. His demands come just weeks after the "Islamic State"-claimed terror attack in Berlin.
German authorities have stepped up pressure on the "True Religion" Salafist group. Abou Nagie, a Cologne-based, Palestinian-born Salafist preacher, activist and businessman, is one of the group's leading figures.
The young man was detained in the small town of Northeim in Lower Saxony. The arrest came just one day after German intelligence revealed a sharp uptick in radical Islamism throughout the nation.
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