Germany’s Islamophobes: a social movement or flash mob?

Protesters are united by more than blind hatred for Islam On Monday evenings Germans in many cities across the country have been gathering for months to oppose the supposed Islamization of Germany. Centered in the eastern city of Dresden, a diffuse, until recently unknown group called Patriotische Europäer gegen eine Islamisierung des Abendlandes (Patriotic Europeans … Continue reading

German Neo-Nazi Group to Stand Trial for Murdering Turks and Greek Immigrants

 The trial of a group of German neo Nazis accused of involvement in the murder of nine immigrants and a policewoman is to begin on Monday. Beate Zschape, the alleged ringleader of the National Socialist Underground, will face charges with four others in one of Germany’s most high profile trials since World War Two. The … Continue reading

The Breivik Verdict and Europe’s Far Right

LONDON — The smirk on Anders Behring Breivik’s face was an indication that the Norwegian mass murderer got the verdict he wanted. By sentencing him to 21 years in jail, an Oslo court judged he was sane when he killed 77 people in a bomb and gun rampage a year ago. It raises the alarming … Continue reading

German Raid Cracks Down on Neo-Nazis

BERLIN — The authorities in Germany banned three known neo-Nazi groups and raided dozens of members’ homes and meeting places in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Thursday, in an effort to break up an aggressive network of far-right extremists. About 900 officers carried out the raids across the state, confiscating weapons, computers and … Continue reading

Germans ‘probe possible KKK link’ in cop killing

German authorities are said to be investigating a potential link between a former Ku Klux Klan-member police officer, and a neo-Nazi terror group in the killing of a German policewoman. Hers was the last in a string of ten killings. The murders of eight men of Turkish extraction, and one Greek man which the National … Continue reading

Neo-Nazis launch vicious attack on an art exhibition

Eight members of a far-right extremist organization attacked the opening of “Miss Painting” at the Kunsthaus Erfurt on Friday, the institution announced Sunday. In what sounds like a scene out of a Western, the accused individuals entered the exhibition, shouted a series of Neo-Nazi slogans while throwing beer bottles indiscriminately into the crowd, and brutally attacked members of the … Continue reading

Neo-Nazi murders in Germany: What role did the intelligence agencies play?

Every passing day brings new revelations confirming that the murder rampage carried out by the neo-Nazi organization “National Socialist underground” (NSU) would have been impossible without the active support of the German secret services. The three members of the NSU, Uwe Mundlos, Uwe Böhnhardt and Beate Zschäpe, went underground in 1998 and were able to … Continue reading

Neo-Nazi acquitted after driving into leftists

  A German neo-Nazi who drove into a group of leftists, leaving one with a brain injury, has been acquitted of attempted manslaughter. The judge found he was acting in self-defence. The incident happened last October at a neo-Nazi event in Riegel am Rande in the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg. The 29-year-old accused was sitting … Continue reading

German neo-Nazis lure youth with music

In a dark seedy club, tattooed skinheads face the stage. In unison, they raise their arms in a Nazi salute and sing along, “Adolf Hitler come down from heaven and govern Germany again. We raise our hands to the Fuehrer.” This frightening scene is one of many from a new documentary created out of six … Continue reading

German spy chief quits in neo-Nazi files scandal

  The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence service resigned on Monday after admitting that his agency had shredded files on a neo-Nazi cell whose killing spree targeting immigrants rocked the country late last year. Heinz Fromm’s resignation is the latest in a series of embarrassing setbacks for Germany’s security services over their handling of the … Continue reading