Seehofer prohibits right-wing extremist association “Nordadler”

Seehofer prohibits right-wing extremist association

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Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer

Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) has banned the right-wing extremist association “Nordadler”. “Police operations have been underway in four states since the morning,” the ministry spokesman Steve Alter said on Tuesday morning on Twitter.

The group mainly operates on the Internet. “Right-wing extremism and anti-Semitism have no place on the Internet either.”

According to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the group pursues a National Socialist ideology and also operates under the names “Volkische Revolution”, “Völkische Jugend”, “Völkischegemeinschaft” and “Völkische Renaissance”.

Sympathy for hall attack

The right-wing extremists are therefore committed to Adolf Hitler and other important representatives of the Nazi regime and use symbols and language of the Nazi regime. To this end, “Nordadler” is planning a National Socialist settlement project with like-minded people in rural areas. The group is described as highly anti-Semitic. According to the ministry, the leader had expressed sympathy for the attack on the synagogue in Halle in a public group of the messenger service Telegram.

When Halle was assassinated, a 28-year-old German tried to enter a Jewish church last October. When this failed, he killed two people on the street and in a kebab snack bar. He will have to stand trial in July.

According to the ministry, the ban on “northern eagles” is the 20th ban on a right-wing extremist association by a federal interior minister and the third this year. In January the “Combat 18” association was banned and in March the Imperial Citizens’ Association “United German Peoples and Tribes”. (dpa)
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