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    The group of Islamists in Germany is actively growing, it now totals 8,000 people relative to the 4 million Muslims in the country, according to the interior minister for the state of North-Rhine Westphalia, Ralf Jaeger.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — About 8,000 Islamists are living in Germany, 1,200 of whom are potentially dangerous, the interior minister for the state of North-Rhine Westphalia, Ralf Jaeger, said Thursday.

    "This group [of Islamists in Germany] is actively growing, it now totals 8,000 people relative to the 4 million Muslims in the country. We believe, 1,200 of them are violent individuals," Jaeger told reporters.

    According to the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), 25 nationwide Islamist organizations were active in Germany at the end of 2014, and the potential number of Islamists in the country was estimated to be almost 44,000.

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