“Neo-Nazi Underground” Fantasy
Claims by the Deutsche Welle (DW) news service—now syndicated across the world—that “hundreds of neo-Nazis have gone underground” in Germany and are preparing “terrorist structures,” is a fantasy based on distortions of official figures and a deliberate misinterpretation of a single far-left researcher’s comments.
The original DW report, titled “Hundreds of neo-Nazis in Germany have gone underground,” published on January 9, 2017, started the nonsense with the completely unfounded claim that hundreds of people had gone “underground.”
In reality, the German interior ministry figures, upon which the article is based, said nothing of the sort.
The figures originated with a December 2016 response to a German parliamentary question asking how many “arrest warrants” for “right wingers” were still outstanding.
Read the rest at The New Observer.