Germany's domestic intelligence agency reported that the Nordkreuz group had obtained bullets and bodybags to prepare for an imagined "Day X." Now, the country must deal with something more powerful than the old fringe neo-Nazi and skinhead movementby Dominic Hinde / July 1, 2019 / Leave a comment
In Mecklenburg Vorpommern, the German state on the Baltic sea that Angela Merkel calls home, a far-right terror plot and a spectacular tale of extremist infiltration of the police force has raised questions about both how widespread neo-fascist terror cells are in Germany—and how seriously the government is taking the problem.
Last week it was revealed that “Nordkreuz,” an underground right wing terror group, had sought to obtain hundreds of body bags and quicklime for kidnappings, killings and assassinations as part of a planned uprising.
It was also recently revealed by the regional German newspaper network Redaktions-Netzwerk Deutschland that the group had drawn up political death lists using the police database accessed by some of its members, retrieving 25,000 names.
The group apparently drew its membership from amongst serving police officers, military reservists, and in one case the regional Spezialeinsatzkommando, a highly trained elite police unit deployed in anti-terrorist activity.
Prosecution of members of the network have been ongoing since 2017, but only now is the extent of the organisation and the scale of their plans coming to light.
Nordkreuz were not just a neo-Nazi terror group. Central to their ideology was the prepper mindset more associated with religious extremists or doomsday cults. Members of the group were said to be preparing not just for violence against their political enemies but for a so-called “Day X.”
One member had reportedly obtained 10,000 bullets from police stores for the anticipated uprising. He was also found hoarding vacuum-packed cigarettes and alcohol to barter with in the event of economic collapse.
The Nordkreuz revelations have shocked people due to the apparent ease with which members could take advantage of their police connections to obtain materials and information, but also for the group’s cult-like belief in a coming uprising against Islam and the liberal political system.
The revenge killings envisioned by Nordkreuz are more than the fantasy of internet chat rooms. Last month Walter Lübcke, a veteran CDU politician and Mayor with an explicitly pro-immigration stance, was assassinated in his own home by the far-right activist Stephan Ernst.
Similarly, Heinz Meyer, the leader of the anti-Islamic group Pegida in Munich, stands accused of forming a cell to carry out political assassinations and trying…