Germany faces a growing threat from children raised in Salafist families, according to the country's domestic intelligence service.
A recent report issued by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), warned that these children are "educated from birth with an extremist world view that legitimizes violence against others and degrades those who aren't part of their group."
The radicalization of youngsters is happening faster and earlier, according to Hans-Georg Maassen, the head of Germany's BfV.
Frank Jansen, a journalist with Berlin's centrist paper Der Tagesspiegel, and an expert on extremism in Germany, notes that most of the Salafist minors in the BfV report are younger than eight-years-old. According to Jansen, the report calls these children ticking time bombs.