Record number of right-wing extremist recordings on the index

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Record number of right-wing extremist recordings on the index


The right-wing extremist scene is increasingly trying to dock on music in the youth culture scene. Bands also join in in genres like hip-hop and rap.



© Photo: imago images / Christian Ditsch
A neo-Nazi demonstration demonstration.


According to a newspaper report, a record number of recordings from the extreme right-wing scene was classified as harmful to young people last year. The Federal Test Center for Media Harmful to Young People put 80 sound publications on the index due to the glorification or trivialization of National Socialism and war as well as incentives for racism and anti-Semitism, as the Neue Berliner Redaktionsgesellschaft (NBR, Friday editions) reports. She quotes from a response from the federal government to a request from the FDP parliamentary group.

In 2018, 69 such recordings were still on the index. The right-wing extremist scene is increasingly trying to dock on music in the youth culture scene, the federal government said, according to the newspaper report. According to the security authorities, there are around 150 bands and 60 solo artists nationwide in the right-wing extremist music spectrum. They tried more and more to get involved in genres like hip-hop or rap, which are actually alien to the scene.

“With aggressive, xenophobic, anti-Semitic and anti-democratic texts, these bands popularize right-wing extremist argumentation patterns and attitudes,” the NBR quoted from the government’s comments on the FDP request. (AFP)

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