- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 17, 2015

Foreign intelligence agencies have learned that Islamist militants are planning possible attacks on weekly marches organized by Germany’s anti-Islamic movement.

A report by German magazine Der Spiegel on Friday said foreign intelligence services picked up communications by some “known international jihadists,” but did not give specific details.

The intelligence, which was passed to German authorities, indicated that the Islamists had discussed possible attacks on rallies organized by the group, “Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the Occident,” (Pegida) the magazine reported in a pre-released story set to appear in this weekend’s edition, The Telegraph reported Saturday.

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Pegida has began organizing marches in Dresden with several hundred supporters three months ago. The group has steadily grown since then and now stands at 25,000 as of Monday, five days after jihadi gunmen killed 17 people in a series of terrorist attacks in Paris.

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