Crossing the German border with an ISIS flag
A masked man waving an ISIS flag has filmed himself walking unhindered across the German border from Denmark as he taunts officials over the non-existent security checks.
Published: December 25, 2016, 7:05 pm
While holding up an Islamic State flag and making threatening gestures to fire a gun and slit his throat in the clip, he continiues walking.
The Danish videographer of the clip, one Vlad Tapes, said he published the video “to show how pathetic the border is” between the two countries.
It was posted in the wake of the Berlin terrorist attack, during which the German officials were criticized for allowing jihadist Anis Amri to leave the country undetected.
The unverified video shows the border is unmanned as the balaclava-clad man walks at a leasurely pace through the countryside.
Germany’s domestic security chief, Hans-Georg Maassen, meanwhile has likened the rise of ISIS followers to a dangerous “youth subculture”.
Maassen told AFP that while it has drawn some home-grown converts and many female recruits, the main target group has shared the “four Ms” profile: Male, Muslim, Migrant, leaning towards Misadventure.
Germany’s most notorious ISIS fighter is Denis Cuspert, a German-Ghanaian former Berlin rapper known as Deso Dogg, who has appeared in an ISIS video with a man’s severed head.
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