London Police Officer Convicted of Membership in Neo-Nazi Group

Benjamin Hannam, 22, is the first British police officer to be convicted of a terrorism offense, according to the local news media. He joined the neo-Nazi group National Action in 2016 and became a police officer in 2018.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #great-britain, #neo-nazi-groups, #police, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism

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Domestic Terrorism Threat Is ‘Metastasizing’ in U.S., F.B.I. Director Says

Christopher A. Wray condemned the Capitol riot and told the Senate Judiciary Committee that agents had opened 2,000 domestic terrorism inquiries in recent years.

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Germany Is Treating a Major Party as a Threat to Its Democracy

Alternative for Germany may be deemed a “suspected case” of extremist activity. The United States should take note.

#alternative-for-germany, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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Canada Formally Declares Proud Boys a Terrorist Group

The designation could see bank accounts linked to the group frozen and assets seized, while also expanding police investigative powers.

#atomwaffen-division, #canada, #mcinnes-gavin, #neo-nazi-groups, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russian-imperial-movement, #terrorism

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German Neo-Nazi Sentenced to Life for Murder of Merkel Ally

The 2019 killing appeared to be the country’s first political assassination by a far-right extremist since the end of World War II.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ernst-stephan, #germany, #lubcke-walter, #neo-nazi-groups, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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Capitol Riot Puts Spotlight on ‘Apocalyptically Minded’ Global Far Right

Leaderless but united by racist ideology that has been supercharged by social media, extremists have built a web of real and online connections that worry officials.

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Capitol Attack Could Fuel Extremist Recruitment For Years, Experts Warn

An ideological jumble of far-right extremists and hate groups flourished under President Trump and claimed new energy after the attack on the Capitol. Now they are debating their next moves.

#boogaloo-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #neo-nazi-groups, #proud-boys, #richmond-va-gun-rally-january-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #spencer-richard-b-1978, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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How ‘The Turner Diaries’ Incites White Supremacists

The 1978 novel, which Amazon recently removed from its site, depicts a right-wing assault on the Capitol. Scholars say the parallels with last week’s insurrection are clear and chilling.

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Far-Right Protesters Stormed Germany’s Parliament. What Can America Learn?

It might be time to crack down, rather than reach out.

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She Called Police Over a Neo-Nazi Threat. But the Neo-Nazis Were Inside the Police.

Death threats linked to police computers and the discovery of far-right chat groups in police departments across Germany have fed concerns about far-right infiltration.

#alternative-for-germany, #anti-semitism, #basay-yildiz-seda, #discrimination, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #internal-storyline-no, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-socialist-underground-germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism

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Arizona Man Who Conspired to Threaten Journalists Gets 16 Months in Prison

Johnny Roman Garza, 21, working with a neo-Nazi group, researched home addresses for potential targets and put up a threatening poster at the home of a journalist, prosecutors said.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #garza-johnny-roman, #jews-and-judaism, #neo-nazi-groups, #sentences-criminal, #washington-state

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Tom Metzger, Notorious White Supremacist, Dies at 82

Mr. Metzger, a former Klansman and the founder of the White Aryan Resistance, was one of the most influential leaders of the white power movement.

#anti-semitism, #california, #deaths-obituaries, #ku-klux-klan, #metzger-tom, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whites

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F.B.I. Arrests Michigan Men Tied to White Supremacist Group

Two members of the Base, a white supremacist and neo-Nazi group, were accused of trying to threaten a host of a podcast that describes itself as “confronting white nationalism.”

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #michigan, #neo-nazi-groups, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whitmer-gretchen

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An Expedition Deep Into an Underworld of Online Hate

In “Culture Warlords,” Talia Lavin immerses herself among white supremacists and neo-Nazis, then tells us what she found.

#books-and-literature, #culture-warlords-my-journey-into-the-dark-web-of-white-supremacy-book, #lavin-talia, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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An Undercover Trip Into the Rageful Worlds of Incels and White Supremacists

To research and write “Culture Warlords,” Talia Lavin created fake identities and interacted with far-right communities online.

#books-and-literature, #culture-warlords-my-journey-into-the-dark-web-of-white-supremacy-book, #lavin-talia, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whites

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Court Sentences Leaders of Greece’s Golden Dawn to Prison

The neo-fascist party’s leaders were convicted of running a criminal organization, and some of its members were found guilty of acts of violence.

#golden-dawn-greece, #greece, #neo-nazi-groups, #organized-crime, #politics-and-government, #sentences-criminal

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Leading Slovak Extremist Sentenced to 4 Years in Jail Over Use of Neo-Nazi Symbol

Marian Kotleba, the head of a neo-fascist political party, was convicted of spreading an ideology aimed at suppressing democratic rights and freedoms.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #decisions-and-verdicts, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #kotleba-marian, #neo-nazi-groups, #peoples-party-our-slovakia, #politics-and-government, #slovakia

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QAnon Is Thriving in Germany. The Extreme Right Is Delighted.

As the U.S. conspiracy theory goes global, it has found fertile ground in the putsch fantasies and anti-Semitic tropes long popular on Germany’s far-right fringe. Counterterrorism officials worry.

#anti-semitism, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #politics-and-government, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j

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Far-Right Extremism Taints German Security Services in Hundreds of Cases

A report by the domestic intelligence agency listed more than 1,400 instances in which soldiers, police officers and intelligence officials were suspected of extremist actions, posing “a significant danger.”

#defense-and-military-forces, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #seehofer-horst

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Germany’s Far Right Reunified, Too, Making It Much Stronger

Thirty years after Germany came back together, the former East has become the stronghold of a once-marginalized movement that now sits in Parliament.

#alternative-for-germany, #berlin-germany, #buchenwald-concentration-camp, #east-germany, #germany, #hitler-adolf, #hocke-bjorn-1972, #merkel-angela, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #world-cup-2006-soccer

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Why ‘Stand Back and Stand By’ Should Set Off Alarm Bells

America’s failure to deal with the white power movement.

#charlottesville-va, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #debates-political, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hate-crimes, #neo-nazi-groups, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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29 Officers Are Suspended in Germany, Suspected of Sharing Hitler Images

A police department in western Germany discovered five chat groups with extremist content, feeding concerns about far-right infiltration of the country’s security services.

#germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Veterans Fortify the Ranks of Militias Aligned With Trump’s Views

The vast majority of veterans do not join militias, but some fast-growing militias have many veterans among their ranks.

#antifa-movement-us, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #neo-nazi-groups, #oath-keepers, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #veterans, #whites

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Far Right Germans Try to Storm Reichstag as Coronavirus Protests Grow

Germany has handled the pandemic well and its government enjoys high public trust. But the minority opposing coronavirus rules includes a far-right faction that worries officials.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #masks, #neo-nazi-groups, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion

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Berlin Police Halt Rally Against Coronavirus Restrictions

Thousands had gathered in the German capital. But the protest was shut down before reaching its destination for failing to obey social distancing rules.

#alternative-for-germany, #berlin-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #germany, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #merkel-angela, #neo-nazi-groups, #politics-and-government

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‘Sisters in Hate’ Offers a Window Into Women in the White Nationalist Movement

The new book, by the journalist Seyward Darby, follows three American women who have little in common but racial hatred.

#books-and-literature, #darby-seyward, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #neo-nazi-groups, #propaganda, #sisters-in-hate-american-women-on-the-front-lines-of-white-nationalism-book, #whites

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America’s Military Should Confront Its Past, Not Bury It

The German military’s infiltration by far-right extremists should be a warning for how we confront our own troubled history.

#defense-and-military-forces, #germany, #history-academic-subject, #neo-nazi-groups, #united-states

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Body Bags and Enemy Lists: How Far-Right Police Officers and Ex-Soldiers Planned for ‘Day X’

Germany has woken up to a problem of far-right extremism in its elite special forces. But the threat of neo-Nazi infiltration of state institutions is much broader.

#alternative-for-germany, #germany, #merkel-angela, #national-socialist-underground-germany, #neo-nazi-groups

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White Supremacy Was Her World. And Then She Left.

To stop hate, we have to understand it.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #charleston-sc-shooting-2015, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #neo-nazi-groups

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As Neo-Nazis Seed Military Ranks, Germany Confronts ‘an Enemy Within’

After plastic explosives and Nazi memorabilia were found at an elite soldier’s home, Germany worries about a problem of far-right infiltration at the heart of its democracy.

#alternative-for-germany, #anti-semitism, #defense-and-military-forces, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #military-bases-and-installations, #neo-nazi-groups, #politics-and-government, #terrorism

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Germany Disbands Special Forces Group Tainted by Far-Right Extremists

For years, far-right extremists were tolerated inside Germany’s most elite military unit. An underground bunker of explosives has woken the authorities to an alarming problem.

#defense-and-military-forces, #draft-and-recruitment-military, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #politics-and-government

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Boogaloo Extremists Took the Hawaiian Shirt. What Now?

Worn by extremists toting assault rifles, the shirt has gone from dad symbol to battle flag.

#boogaloo, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fashion-and-apparel, #firearms, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hawaiian-shirts, #neo-nazi-groups, #whites

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U.S. Soldier Admits Plotting With Neo-Nazi Cult to Kill Fellow Troops

The soldier, an Army private, confessed that he hoped to cause “the deaths of as many of his fellow service members as possible,” federal prosecutors said.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #louisville-ky, #manhattan-nyc, #melzer-ethan, #neo-nazi-groups, #occult-sciences, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Germany’s Coronavirus Protests: Anti-Vaxxers, Anticapitalists, Neo-Nazis

The pandemic marginalized the far right, as Germans rallied behind Angela Merkel. But the reopening has brought them back, and they are preparing to seize new opportunities.

#alternative-for-germany, #berlin-germany, #christian-democratic-union-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #kubitschek-gotz, #magdeburg-germany, #merkel-angela, #neo-nazi-groups, #recession-and-depression, #stuttgart-germany, #thuringia-germany

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The Coronavirus Becomes a Battle Cry for U.S. Extremists

White supremacists seek to stoke the fear and disruption caused by the pandemic to push their agenda and to recruit.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #neo-nazi-groups

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Oklahoma City Bombing: City Marks 25 Years Since America’s Deadliest Homegrown Attack

On the anniversary of the attack that killed 168 people, there is concern that the national memory is fading even as the violent ideology that inspired Timothy McVeigh spreads.

#charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #mcveigh-timothy-james, #neo-nazi-groups, #nichols-terry-lynn, #oklahoma-city-okla, #terrorism

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Oklahoma City Marks 25 Years Since America’s Deadliest Homegrown Attack

On the anniversary of the attack that killed 168 people, there is concern that the national memory is fading even as the violent ideology that inspired Timothy McVeigh spreads.

#charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #mcveigh-timothy-james, #neo-nazi-groups, #nichols-terry-lynn, #oklahoma-city-okla, #terrorism

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Man Accused of ‘Swatting’ With White Supremacists Signs Plea Deal

John William Kirby Kelley, a former Virginia college student, suggested his school as a swatting target, according to court records.

#atomwaffen-division, #denton-john-cameron, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #kelley-john-william-kirby, #neo-nazi-groups, #virginia

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