German intelligence agency finds Islamist amongst its own

A German citizen employed by Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has been arrested on accusations that he made Islamist declarations on the internet and revealed internal agency material, the agency said on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Bundesverfassungsschutz (BfV) declined to provide details on the man’s position at the agency or say when he joined. He also declined to comment on a report in Die Welt newspaper that the 51-year-old had planned to explode a bomb at the agency’s central office in Cologne. (Reuters)

He wrote online that such an attack against “unbelievers” would be “for Allah‘s purpose.”  (Deutsche Welle)

The man’s family reportedly knew nothing of his conversion to Islam and subsequent radicalisation. Germany is on high alert following several terror attacks over the summer. (Telegraph)