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What Germany’s “neo-Nazi” Doomsday group tells us about the Europe’s rising far-right

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 movement

By Dominic Hinde  

17 June 2019, Hamburg: A demonstration under the motto "Stop the right-wing violence" turns around after the train was stopped by the police at the horse market. The inscription "Nix lehrt - Rechte Terror und Rassismus bekämpfen" is written on a banner. About two weeks after the murder of the Kassel District President Lübcke, a few hundred left-wing demonstrators and autonomists protested against right-wing violence in Hamburg. Photo: Bodo Marks/dpa

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…

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