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Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:27 AM

German Far- Right Group Planned Mosque Attacks: Government

Source: DW

Twelve men arrested in police raids last week are believed to have had concrete plans for attacking Muslims during prayers, a government spokesman says. Prosecutors say they wanted to create a civil-warlike situation. Investigations into members of a far-right "terror cell" arrested on Friday have indicated that they were planning "shocking" large-scale attacks on mosques in Germany, a government spokesman said on Monday.

"It's shocking what has been revealed here: that there are cells here that appear to have become radicalized in such a short space of time," said Interior Ministry spokesman Björn Grünewälder. He said that in the current security situation, attacks on places of worship could not be ruled out, though the threat was "abstract."

In response to the reports on the men's alleged intentions, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman stressed that Germany would work to preserve the right of people to practice their religion without danger. "It is the task of the state, and of course of this government, to protect the free practice of religion in this country, no matter what religion it is," Steffen Seibert said.

'Akin to civil war': The Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday that the group of German nationals dubbed their cell "Der harte Kern" (German for 'The Hard Core'), Prosecutors say the men wanted to cause "circumstances akin to civil war" by plotting "yet-unspecified attacks against politicians, asylum-seekers and Muslims."...

Read more: https://www.dw.com/en/german-far-right-group-planned-mosque-attacks-government/a-52399062



The men met through the Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, with the alleged members forming the organization in September last year according to Welt am Sonntag. One more man was believed to be a part of the group, but he remains at large.

According to the paper, the investigators also discovered links with the extremist group Soldiers of Odin, which was founded in Finland in 2015, amid the European Union refugee crisis.

Muslim community at risk: The Central Council of Muslims Sec.-Gen. in Germany, Abdassamad El Yazidi described the group's plans as reaching "unprecedented dimensions in Germany" in an interview with DW.

Muslims in Germany are now feeling "highly insecure," "abandoned" and "frightened" Yazidi said, and what makes Muslims feel the most insecure is that "such horror stories are not commented on in society," and that there is "no clear, strong expression of solidarity."






- Suspects were accompanied by police to Germany's highest criminal court.

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Tue Feb 18, 2020, 06:25 AM

1. Does that ever sound like Deja Vu all over again?

Not saying it couldn’t happen in many other countries.

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Response to raccoon (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 08:05 AM

3. Much too familiar & a lot of it going around like a real bad virus

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 07:02 PM

4. Jesus!

Why doesn’t the stupid fucker just go to the washroom?

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 07:54 AM

2. These groups in US & Euro have same delusions of grandeur; that they have power to start race wars.


"Yeah, all we have to do is kill a few people and the master race will rise up and finish the job and we will all be HEROES! Yeah, that's the ticket!"

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