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    Germany Hunts For Huge Far-Right Underground Movement

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    Angela Merkel’s virtually absent migration policy is bearing fruit as Germans turn toward far-right movements and weaponise themselves, intending to take control of their homeland with their own hands, German media has warned.

    During 2016, some 450 arrest warrants were issued in Germany in connection to far-right "extremism," reported Deutsche Welle (DW).

    The number of violent crimes perpetrated against asylum seekers increased five-fold in 2015, compared to the previous year, DW claimed. Various smaller far-right groups have been forced underground and are posing the beginnings of an organized force, seeking weapons to solve the problems they claim Berlin refuses to address.

    "Anti-asylum agitation creates a sounding board for right-wing extremist ideology fragments. Right-wing extremism gains connectivity," according to the latest German Interior Ministry annual report on the defense of the Constitution. 

    According to the report, the official number far-right members was some 23,000 at the end of 2016. Reports claim that those who incline toward far-right "extremism" are establishing channels to acquire weapons.

    DW pointed to a website called "Migrantenschreck" (German for a fear of migrants), which is, ironically, registered in Russia. The website belongs to Mario Rönsch, a German far-right activist currently living in Hungary.

    The website allows Germans to purchase crossbows and non-lethal rubber-bullet weapons. Hungarian law forbids the export of such weapons to Germany. The website uses dark humor to peddle its products, according to DW. One description goes as follows: "An incredible 130-joule muzzle velocity speaks for itself, guaranteeing the successful use of this product."

    According to Matthias Quent, a Jena-based researcher into right-wing movement, a threshold of public anger has been reached, and social-media users are beyond simply expressing their displeasure.

    In Quent's words, "the discourse is incredibly uninhibited."

    The researcher acknowledges that it is the Merkel's unwillingness to tackle the problem that is driving some people to imagine violence.

    "If the perception is that the state is no longer capable of protecting its borders, or its people, from terrorism, there is an increase in the perceived legitimacy of forming one's own organizations, of resorting to violence oneself, of arming oneself."

    As Russia and the US-led coalition push Daesh out of Syria and Iraq, terror attacks in Europe could increase, similar to that of Berlin's Breitscheidplatz, where a truck was driven into a Christmas market.

    Angry citizens feeling helpless can easily take extreme measures, favoring extreme policies. Germany must mitigate its organized far-right political force before Merkel, or her successor, can assure the safety and stability of all.

    *An earlier version of this article inaccurately described the movement as neo-Nazi, while it is far-right


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      This should be a BIG warning. KIEV is run by WAFFEN SS.
      This extremism that U.S Mc Cain, Graham, Schummer and other IDIOTS, used to stage a coup d etat in Ukraine, are causing troubles. As most all coups after IDIOT Gorbachev sent Russia under the BUS, With puppet Yeltsin following, were staged by NAZIS, using military tech, like jamming and disrupting communications and monitoring to prop up civilian radio stations to create groups within the country set to be under a coup.
      AND all this is de classified.
      So the WORST thing Russia ever did was allowed Ukraine to fail.
      Restoring relations with U.S is IMPOSSIBLE with the congress SWAMP filled up.

      And IF Putin goes to U,.S, he will face massive blocks created by the same people, including SOROS and others. That could lead to a disaster, that the stooges doesn't think. When Putin's life is at stake and the entourage will have no other choice but ACT.
      They will try to hide him, BUT, if the mess too big, could end in countless civilian deaths INSIDE U.S..
      And Mc Cain and the rest, should get punished for it.
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      Neo-Nazi? As compared to the fascism that is now the German Government policy of flooding the country with undesirables while clamping down with obscene laws against those who speak out against such blatant cultural genocide.

      So who are the real Nazis?

      Those who push the cultural genocide of the German people or those who have tried to speak out against it, but have been silenced by laws designed to silence them, and as result of that oppression, have taken to active measures to protect their homeland?

      The real Nazis are the German Government and their collaborators. It is they and their fascist policies that is destroying Germany. Those who now take action against what is happening are Patriots not Nazis as this article tries to paint them.

      What a hit piece against true German Patriots this is!
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      This would not be going on if US didn't try to overthrow Syrian government by using terrorists.
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      edover3in reply tocast235(Show commentHide comment)
      cast235, Idiots like McCain simply ignore the negative things about Kiev and their fascist footsoldiers, just like they ignored the bad things about their 'moderate' Syrian darlings who later turned into Al Nusra and Al Qaeda.
    • nuclearstarr
      "Germany must mitigate its organized far-right political force before Merkel, or her successor, can assure the safety and stability of all."

      Sorry, you have it completely wrong. Germany must end its extremist policies towards the millions of Islamic "migrants", who Merkel has injected directly into German cities. It is these insane policies, which have unleashed social chaos in Germany, that must be stopped and reversed.
      The formation of extremist groups in reaction to this chaos was entirely predictable. The question is whether this was a desired end of the globalists who seem to want to install their own version of fascism.
    • Adrienne Adonis
      The only thing these so called right wing people are doing is protecting themselves from a bunch of disrespectful thugs....... There is nothing wrong with protecting your family and your country from people who commit crimes in your country ! The left wing radicals are not there to protect the country they live in but want to force people into accepting their sick ideology...... Well unfortunately no one has to be force to live a certain way if they refuse.
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      yes, that's the way to govern a country, damage the social structure by allowing migrants and others in and then start a witch hunt using american tactics to sow discord in your population and then imprison those undesirables. I think that the frau has been reading too much history...
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      Wasn't the severe oppression of the German people the reason Hitler rose to power? Let us not underestimate Germans. Their one small country became a force that decimated everyone in their path. Merkel is "waking a sleeping giant". She's creating martyrs. And if the UN / NATO actually has some dark agenda, she's becoming a liability in doing so.
    • Hermesin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      Get real. The German government are not nazis.
      On the contrary.
      If nazis come to power the german goverment, their judges and their henchmen will rot away in camps like they did before.
      You seem confused of what a nazi is.
      These are the people that won the war against the nazis and now we all wish they didn't.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toHermes(Show commentHide comment)
      Hermes, so how would you term a government that does not allow its citizens to openly criticize its policies under threat of prosecution?

      And while you are at it maybe you could also tell me what you believe to be the difference between Fascism, Communism and National Socialism?

      And then we will see who is confused.
    • Hermesin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      Wel I am confused now.
      You seem to think you have to attack the nazis or the fascists to get rid of Merkel and that looks to me to be a completely useless strategy.
      I'm sure there are some nazis or fascists or whatever in Germany but I am equally sure that they have nothing to do with Merkel, her government or it's policies. So I still think you confuse Nazis with something else. Perhaps you just don't have a name for them so you call them fascists or nazis. But they are not.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toHermes(Show commentHide comment)
      Hermes, you are deflecting my question, so either you can't or you won't tell me the difference between what I have asked of you. So do you know?

      And if you do not know the difference and are prepared to learn, then I will tell you.
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      Let's see; Immigrants free to destroy- Citizens go to jail.
      I don't like that plan.
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      skyleinin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, Not even the Nazis were Nazis.
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      skyleinin reply toHermes(Show commentHide comment)
      Hermes, Merkel is a communist of Polish/Jewish extraction. In her youth she was a uniformed member of the Stasi.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toskylein(Show commentHide comment)
      skylein, actually Merkel's father was a Christian pastor. Some Germans have Polish extraction as part of Germany was once part of Poland - as for the Jewish bit, I think that is wishful thinking on your part.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toskylein(Show commentHide comment)
      skylein, Oh really? And your evidence for that is?
    • Hermesin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      I am not going into a senseless discussion about definitions of ideologies or movements here.
      Especially not about things that are obvious. Merkel has the same agenda as the 'popular' jewish leader Barbara Spectre. It's complety opposite to policies supported by the right wing referred to by Antifa as Nazis.
      Nazis went out of power in 1945 and the new world order took over and who they are is for you to find out but I am pretty sure they don't call themselves nationalists or nazis or fascists like the nazis, the nationalists and the fascists do.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toHermes(Show commentHide comment)
      Hermes, OK, so you don't wish to answer.

      There is virtually no difference between all three, just various means of control via different introduced systems although fascism and National Socialism allow private property and business rights whereas Communism confiscates everything.

      Why do you use Spectre as an example - is it because she happens to be Jewish? Then how about Merkel who is not Jewish?

      The Nazis were never defeated in WW2. The German surrender document was signed by representatives of the German military not the German Government- look up the surrender document yourself and then compare it to Japan's document of surrender as to the differences. You could learn a little more on that by then looking up the Vatican Ratlines and the escape by thousands of Nazis to all points of the compass with much of the loot they had plundered.

      As to the new world order, that has always been in the cards and if you choose to study up on history you may come to appreciate that history is made and has nothing to do with happenstance.

      Merkel is simply doing their bidding.
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