A German news magazine reports radical Muslim clerics in several German cities have been issuing calls for volunteers to go to Afghanistan and join the Taleban in fighting the United States and its allies.
The weekly "Focus" magazine quotes Germany's Federal Criminal Office (B-K-A) as saying that such recruitment calls have been made in mosques in Hamburg, Bremen, Frankfurt and Cologne.
Focus also says that when police in Cologne recently raided the residence of a Turkish man, they found literature on guns, aircraft and surveillance technology.
Germany is significant to U-S investigators looking into the September 11th terror attacks on New York City and the Pentagon because several of the suspected hijackers involved in those attacks are believed to have lived and studied in Germany. Among them was Mohammed Atta, believed to be the ringleader in the September plane hijackings.