German intelligence head admits ?misjudgment? on ?Islamic State? strategy | DW.COM
Security officials initially believed it was unlikely that “Islamic State” terrorists would use the recent influx of refugees to enter the country, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV) head told a Sunday newspaper.
“We thought that the risk was simply too high,” Hans-Georg Maassen told the German newspaper “Welt am Sonntag.” “Although they did not need to mix their people among the refugees, they did it,” he added, calling the move “a show of force.”
Around 70 percent of refugees entering Germany do not have a valid passport and are registered based on the information they provide.