Angela Merkel continues her courageous battle against reality.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution.

“The phenomenon of Islamist terrorism, of IS, is not a phenomenon that came to us with the refugees,” Merkel said at an election campaign event for her Christian Democrats in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ahead of a regional vote on Sept. 4.

This is a Hillaryism in that it’s true in a very technical sense used by lawyers, but sounds like it means something else. Islamic terrorism in Germany certainly predated her open borders policy. But Islamic terrorism was brought to Germany by Muslim immigrants. Bringing in more Muslim immigrants brought in more Muslim terror.

The question of whether Merkel’s migrants brought terror to Germany isn’t open for debate after recent attacks. For that matter Germany’s intel people are saying that there’s more to come.

German intelligence services have evidence that “hit squads” from the Islamic State terror group have infiltrated the country disguised as refugees, the deputy head of Bavaria’s spy agency told the BBC Thursday.

“We have to accept that we have hit squads and sleeper cells in Germany,” Manfred Hauser, the vice president of the Bavaria region’s intelligence gathering agency, BayLfV, told the Today program.

“We have substantial reports that among the refugees there are hit squads. There are hundreds of these reports, some from refugees themselves. We are still following up on these, and we haven’t investigated all of them fully,” said Hauser.

Merkel apparently has.

“We have said clearly that an Islam that works and lives on the basis of the constitution … belongs to Germany,” Merkel said.

She added that a type of Islam that did not stick to the constitution or accept equal rights for women had no place in the country.

So in other words, Islam has no place in Germany.