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Spy agency doubts far-right network exists

The Local · 29 Jul 2011, 12:19

Published: 29 Jul 2011 12:19 GMT+02:00

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The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), which is Germany’s rough equivalent to the CIA, has not observed any kind of trend towards organised cells of far-right militants, as Breivik claimed in his 1,500-word manifesto.

“Right-wing extremism is nationally stamped,” BND head Ernst Uhrlau told the daily Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. “We have no knowledge of a cross-border militant movement or even an international right-wing terrorism movement developing.”

Breivik wrote in the manifesto that he had met with like-minded extremists in London in 2002 to reconvene a modern Knights Templar, the order of Christian crusaders who fought in the then-Holy Lands, the modern-day Middle East, between the 11th and 13th centuries.

His claims have fuelled fears of further organized, far-right terrorism, although it is not clear that such an organization as the Knights Templar actually exists. Last Friday, Breivik killed 76 people, most of them young members of Norway's ruling Labour Party, in twin shooting and bomb attacks.

Uhrlau told the newspaper that Germany’s security services were “very well-set-up to deal with extremism in all its forms.” Intelligence agencies watched the neo-Nazi scene very closely, he added.

His assessment was also supported by an assessment from the Cologne branch of the domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, which does not judge Breivik to be a neo-Nazi, according to daily

Süddeutsche Zeitung.

A 10-page report by the Cologne-based agency, sent out to other offices around the country, points out that the ideological positions Breivik had were unclear and diffuse.

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Instead, the office classifies him as an anti-Islamic and xenophobic individual perpetrator.

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12:46 July 29, 2011 by freechoice
I always believed in conspiracy theories, like Bilderberg groups and other secret societies, where the upper echelon of the societies are wracking havoc around the world. Oops I better stop speaking otherwise someone will label me as far right extremists!! LOL!
13:36 July 29, 2011 by JDee
Where did he get 'dum-dum' bullets ( the ones which spread out to ensure a kill ) which are only available to special forces etc.. he has some damn good contacts for a lone operator. The use of these bullets is given as the reason for the kill rate and lack of walking wounded.
13:39 July 29, 2011 by crunchy2k
this article only. the police with intelligence know the neighborhood....in the DC++ hubs we took care of sick individuals and acted like psychiatrist and good friends to the outside of normal. Being a mod, the sick were foremost in our consideration in the file sharing realms...We picked them up and set them down in non-violent manners. Its called community.
13:40 July 29, 2011 by KamiZ
Yeah we all trust the BND in all matters intelligence. Now, I'll sleep easy. I do hope they get the top secret plans to their headquarters back soon, though. Seriously, how can they say that within 7 days of the attack? They should at least make an effort of doing some digging!
13:47 July 29, 2011 by crunchy2k
@JDee...dum dum bullets are an english term to demonize the boar...aka german famers noth of the english taxing line. A modern 5.56 nato round is more incidious the a dum dum bullet any day...I do have a pic of an innocent man shot by a phillopino chop...jthe wound is just more than a dum dum bullet of the 19th century.
13:58 July 29, 2011 by freechoice

NATO rounds is 7.62mm not 5.56mm.

People like Breivik should get married and have kids, which will kill him instead of him killing the kids...
14:27 July 29, 2011 by JDee
I retraction my comment! apparently those bullets are available for hunting..I shoudn't believe everything that nutters write on the internet

ok, the other conspiracy,

How did the police know the guy's name when they arrived at the island? Check out 'Jon Snow' channel 4, British TV interview
15:56 July 29, 2011 by Lachner
The term "Dum Dum Bullets" is an informal term used to refer to hollow point and soft tip bullets. I don't know about the restrictions in Europe with regards to the use of these bullets by civilians or law enforcement, but they are legal in the majority of countries in North, Central and South America, since they are used for self-defense, law enforcement and hunting. Nonetheless, these bullets are restricted in international warfare, as per Declaration III of the 1899 Hague Convention.

With regards to NATO rounds, both the 5.56x45mm and the 7.62x51mm are NATO rounds.
16:48 July 29, 2011 by couchtripper
¦quot;Right-wing extremism is nationally stamped,¦quot; BND head Ernst Uhrlau told the daily Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. ¦quot;We have no knowledge of a cross-border militant movement or even an international right-wing terrorism movement developing.¦quot;

Here's one clearcut example - http://www.islamophobia-watch.com/islamophobia-watch/2011/4/11/edl-thugs-attack-peaceful-protest-against-french-veil-ban.html

And there are many other examples of cross-border coordination between far-right extremists.
23:19 July 29, 2011 by wxman
It does however, exist in Breivik's mind.
01:00 July 30, 2011 by McNair Kaserne
This guy is a lone idiot. If you read some of what he wrote it is totally apparent that he is isolated in more ways than one. Violence against ones own people who are "responsible" for muslim immigration is hardly the most obvious potential action to deal with the problem, I think. (You'd have to shoot the whole country, something like this has gone on for decades with the assent of the majority, who if they had a problem with it should have voted out those who made it policy.) Hopefully no one else will agree with him that it is. It's hard to think of an action that could be more damaging to the cause he claims to espouse. 9mm (9x19) is also a NATO standard round. Every time you see "dum-dum bullets" used by a journalist, you can automatically know they have no clue what they are talking about.....
21:50 July 30, 2011 by DrGideonPolya
There are now 2 major categories of far right extremists in Europe , namely (1) the traditional anti-Jewish, anti-non-European, anti-Muslim Nazis and neo-Nazis and (2) the pro-Zionist, anti-non-European, anti-Muslim neo-Nazis like Breivik.

Whether or not Breivik acted alone, it is clear that there is a major body of racist neo-Nazis who share his pro-Zionist , Islamophobic views. Indeed most Western European Governments are, like Breivik, pro-Zionist extremists and violently anti-Muslim (thus there have been 5.0 million war-related deaths so far in the NATO-complicit Afghan War; Google Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide).

Thus US Professor Vijay Prashad in detailing support of Norway and the 66 murdered Young Labor activists in particular for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel has commented (see "Palestine's Norwegians'): "Breivik was certainly a right-wing militant, and without a doubt inspired by the Euro-fascism of Merkel-Sarkozy-Cameron... The action in Utøya was not the act of a madman, and it was not a human tragedy. It was an act of political murder against people who had committed themselves to a convivial world not only for their beloved Norway [the Young Labor martyrs], but also for those who live under Occupation elsewhere.""

What is frightening is that racist Zionists like Breivik are so powerful that European mainstream media simply won't report the glaring reality that Zionist extremist Breivik murdered 66 Young Labor Norwegians who several days before had reiterated demands for stronger Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) by Norway against race-based, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel.
03:41 August 1, 2011 by DavidtheNorseman
Dr(?)GideonPolya - you are very wrong. Most far right extremeists are very anti-Jewish.

I suspect the BND knows more about this issue than the rest of us...every word sent on the internet is available to the security services (and most of it to any marketing company who wants it badly enough LOL).
23:14 August 2, 2011 by whpmgr
OK, I know they must have the best service in the world. But if 2000 individuals, not working with anyone, decided to start paying a visit to their local island, or mall, or shopping center, or anywhere on the street, what could you or anyone do? This is crazy. It is easier to watch a group that is organized. The nightmare is the guys like this Breivik. If seomone gets into a car and just drives down a fussganger zone, it could be calamity central. NO one can be prepared fro that.
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