Right-wing extremist group wanted to attack six mosques

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The members of the alleged right-wing terrorist cell around Werner S. are said to have planned attacks on six mosques in smaller cities. In security circles, their plans are considered a “particularly serious case”. This is also because the men were quick to act.

According to dpa information, the men met in a telegram chat group and only met twice. To clarify the activities of the group carried out by investigators “Group S.” was mentioned and was closely monitored, the police also involved the protection of the constitution.

One of the men is said to have been commissioned to procure weapons. According to information from security circles, the weapons used in the raids last Friday Axes, swords and firearms were found.

After the raids in six federal states, the investigating judge at the Federal Court of Justice issued arrest warrants against twelve men. Four alleged members of the group and eight alleged supporters are in custody. The group around 32-year-old Werner S. from the Augsburg area is said to have considered attacks on politicians, asylum seekers and Muslims in order to “civil war-like conditions“to trigger and thus to shake the social order.

The arrests clearly showed the acute danger of right-wing motivated attacks, said FDP domestic politician Benjamin Strasser. That is why it is absolutely necessary to “standardize the protection standards for endangered objects such as religious institutions throughout Germany”.

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution currently assumes around 12,700 violent right-wing extremists. The police classify 53 rights nationwide as a threat. In the area of ​​politically motivated crime, the police describe people as “endangered” who they believe can commit serious acts of violence up to and including terrorist attacks.

The plans of “Group S.” show similarities to the plans of the “Revolution Chemnitz” group. Its members were arrested in October 2018.

ai / dpa

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