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Police warn of neo-Nazi terror assassins

The Local · 9 Sep 2012, 10:48

Published: 09 Sep 2012 10:48 GMT+02:00

Der Spiegel magazine said on Sunday it had seen the report which said that attacks “should be expected” against foreigners, Jewish institutions and “representatives of the Federal Republic of Germany, such as politicians, public figures, and police officers.”

The paper from the Federal Office of Criminal Investigation, BKA, dated July 2012, warns the attacks could come from individuals or groups, and could include fatal injuries from arson attacks, possibly on refugee hostels, for example. Potential homicides were also included in the nightmare list.

This latest warning came almost a year after revelations that a right-wing extremist cell calling itself the National Socialist Underground (NSU), was responsible for killing nine men of Turkish and Greek origin and a police officer.

Increased pressure from the investigation against the NSU could provoke new attacks, according to the report. If backed in a corner, the right-wing extremists could “want to prove their own ability to act with violence.”

Such a possibility has led investigators to study the case of Anders Breivik in Norway, the right-wing extremist who was convicted of killing 77 people in July 2011.

Two other current investigations are being led into the suspected founding of right-wing terrorist groups, Spiegel cites from the report.

The far-right scene has a not inconsiderable stock of weapons and ammunition, the report said.

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Your comments about this article

12:19 September 9, 2012 by Onlythetruth
How could it come to this, didn't we win WW2? Looks like the NSU has more support i n high places than many of us realized.
12:29 September 9, 2012 by raandy
If this" right wing cell" was responsible for killing nine and a police officer i would think the statement

"the right-wing extremists could ¦quot;want to prove their own ability to act with violence"

moot..

and what is

not inconsiderable stock of weapons and ammunition??
12:35 September 9, 2012 by smart2012
Anti-Europe, neo nazi attack. Verkel, what is it going on?
13:34 September 9, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
Time to release Germany from it's EU obligations. Would be nice to have an EU move on without Germany. Safer and better for the rest of us but I fear Big German Industry will not entertain those thoughts.
01:39 September 10, 2012 by Hendrich Stein
It would be imprudent and unfair to judge an entire nation by its few rogues, that prevail in very nation.

Ensuring not to repeat errors of the past should be of exponentially greater importance as profound as this might seem. It isn't. It can happen again all too easily.

Germany's masses must not submit to being fooled again amid prosperous interests, given the ambiguities or misdirection that risks its very downfall.

State support by an uniformed electorate is the greatest fear and danger, not the odd criminal rogues that shocks its good citizens on front page. That is the exception than the rule. Migrating, evolving, or regressive attitudes are our greatest fear as we evolve through mass cooperation than conflict.
02:41 September 10, 2012 by rfwilson
"Terror Assassin"??? Isn't just being an assassin bad enough? Seems like these days, the word "Terror" is getting beaten to death by the media.
15:17 September 14, 2012 by libsarescum
" The bad neo Nazis" will problably someday become "the glorious resistance".
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