More than 1,000 German police were deployed in a large-scale search for three terror suspects in the north German port city of Hamburg on Thursday, a police spokesman said. Roadblocks and controls were set up at 12 points in Germany's second city after an Arabic-speaking witness overheard the men at a bus stop on Wednesday, praising Allah and heroism in Arabic. One of the men was carrying a backpack. ... Hamburg, which has been put on terror alert several times in the past four years, was the home of a group of radical Arab students led by Mohamed Atta, the man who rammed the first of four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Last Friday, a friend of the September 11 suicide pilots was found guilty in a Hamburg court of belonging to a terrorist group, though the court ruled that he knew too little of their plans to convict him on a second charge of abetting mass murder.
The 7/7 attacks in London occurred around the time of the trial of a major jihadist in London - so there is reason to believe that jihadists might try something in Hamburg to coincide with the recent trial there, too. (More about Hamburg's connection to jihadoterrorism HERE.) ALSO: Remember that the Germans have a national election coming up, and the jihadoterrorists in Hamburg MIGHT be trying to do to the German electorate what they did to the Spanish electorate - get them to cower in fear and then elect an anti-American pacifistic socialist by staging a series of horrific terrorist attacks.