Suspected Islamist works in the German Office for Migration and Refugees, the ministry confirms

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The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) employs a person whom the security authorities consider to be an Islamist, the DPA agency reported, referring to the response of the German Ministry of the Interior, which was interpellated by left-wing MPs from the Left party (Die Linke).

The ministry has confirmed that the suspected Islamist is employed by the Office of Migration and Refugees.

“The federal government is aware of a specific suspicious case in the field of Islamism and Islamist terrorism,” the reply said. As the case has not yet been closed, the ministry declined to provide any details.

The reply also did not contain any specific information on attempts by foreign intelligence services to place their informants in the office, for example as translators, to obtain information about members of the opposition in exile. The Ministry of the Interior has only announced that all employees of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees will be subjected to a security check.

Title image: Jutta Cordt, president of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The number of new asylum-seekers registered in Germany dropped significantly last year to some 186,000, according to new government figures released Tuesday. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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