Germany Cracking Down on Neo-Nazis

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 16:13 PM
August 30, 2012

    When some 900 police officers in North Rhine-Westphalia state in Germany raided 146 buildings in 32 cities that are known neo-Nazi locations, they were astonished at the number of guns, knives and other weapons of violence, most of which are illegal in Germany.

Most of the raids were in the western area of the state in cities like Dortmund, Aachen and Hamm.  Perhaps not surprising, at one group headquarters in Dortmund, police seized 1,000 election posters for the extreme right wing National Democratic Party which holds two seats in parliament.

State Interior Minister, Ralf Jaeger, tells Associate Press reporter David Rising:  “This shows the close interlacing between this right-extremist party and the neo-Nazi scene in North Rhine-Westphalia.”  Germany’s federal government is now debating whether or not to outlaw this neo-Nazi political front.

Jaeger adds:  “The members and supporters of the banned organizations reject our democracy and the established legal order.”  He calls these groups:  “xenophobic, racist and anti-Semitic.”

Rising says that this particular state has seen a great increase in neo-Nazi crimes.  Although so far no arrest have been made, authorities have banned three known neo-Nazi groups.  The raids stem from investigation into an underground neo-Nazi cell known to have killed some 10 immigrants, mostly businessmen.

Melissa Eddy of the New York Times quotes Burkhard Freier, head of the state’s domestic intelligence agency, who said at a news conference:  “These groups are dangerous.  We have noticed they are attracting ever more young people to their ideals.”  Jaeger says he intends the raids to keep pressure on neo-Nazis.

Jörg Diehl and Julia Jüttner of Spiegel Online International point out the raids were planned to disrupt attempts by neo-Nazis in that state to mobilize support for the September 1st anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939.

In ‘Massive Raids Authorities Target Neo-Nazis in Western Germany,” they point out:  “Right-wing extremists in the state traditionally meet on that day in the city of Dortmund for a large-scale demonstration. Neo-Nazis have been busy distributing flyers, organizing information stands and holding rallies.”

They also point to Interior Ministry figures showing 3,015 right-wing extremist crimes were recorded last year, but the first six months of 2012 saw 52 more cases than in the same period in 2011.  They report that authorities are also trying to help people who want to get out of neo-Nazi groups.

It is doubtful that antichrist fictional books pre 1990 could have even imagined that neo-Nazis could have so easily re-established themselves and their ideology throughout Germany.  The prophet Job speaks of those who always rebel against peace:  “They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof (24: 13).”  They only want war!

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