A German Islamist has called for the death of activists belonging to the far-right Pro NRW party, an anti-Islamic group which has protested outside German mosques using cartoon images of the Prophet Mohammad.
According to the Local the Islamist from the east German city of Bonn appeared in a video on an Islamic forum and urged that personal details of Pro NRW members be collected for the purpose of attacking them. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry advised that the threat was being taken seriously.
Clashes between Pro NRW members and Salafist have escalated into riots and violence during May, prompting the nation into an active debate over violent Islam. Earlier in the month Digital Journal reported that the German government is considering a ban on Islamic Salafist groups, whose aims to impose Sharia law are incompatible with the democratic constitution.
Many Salafists are enraged that the German government has not outlawed anti-Islamists using cartoons of the Prophet outside mosques, but the law allows such protests as freedom of expression. Der Spiegel reported that one angry Muslim "warned the chancellor about possible attacks on Germans living abroad -- unless she put an end to the anti-Islamic campaign."