29 German soldiers have joined ISIS, army may contain dozens of jihadist sympathizers. The German military counter intelligence service has investigated a total of 320 suspected cases of Islamism since 2007. Hans-Peter Bartels, who is responsible for oversight of the army, said:
Just like other fighting forces, the Bundeswehr can be attractive for Islamists who want to acquire weapons training. But to my knowledge there is so far no systematic push by Islamist organizations to infiltrate the army.