German news outlets are reporting that support for fundamentalist Salafi groups in the country has increased, indicating that there are at least 10,000 adherents to the strict Islamic doctrine in the northern European country. Berlin’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND) and domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), are pointing the blame at Gulf counties who they accuse of funding religious groups, mosques, conversion groups and hardline imams. A report drafted by the agencies noted that missionary groups including the Sheikh Eid Bin Mohammad al-Thani Charitable Association and the Saudi Muslim World League were also a part of a “long-running strategy to exert influence” by Gulf nations. The report also named the Kuwaiti Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (RIHS), an NGO banned by Moscow and Washington …
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