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The policemen came in the morning: they broke doors and stormed twelve apartments in the whole of the Federal Republic of Germany. The target of the RAID, which took place in mid-January: a previously unknown Ku-Klux-Klan group called the "National Socialist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Germany". In total, investigators seized more than 100 weapons, against about 40 men and women has since been determined. The more about the ominous racists grouping is known, the more it becomes clear that they are unnoticed by the authorities and was Publicly active for a longer time than previously assumed.
Apparently, the German Ku Klux Klan exists-group "since at least the summer of 2016", as the government's answer to a request of the left party, the süddeutsche Zeitung, is present exclusively in advance. Only two years later, the authorities got Wind of it; three times the Common extremism and terrorism defence centre against right-wing extremism/-terrorism with the Ku Klux Klan was concerned. In 2018, the Federal criminal police office also received from a foreign authority, a reference to the Goings-on of the KKK.
Obama's election in 2008, the KKK got a new feed
The Ku Klux Klan was at the end of the 19th century. Century in the US southern States founded and spread with brutal murders and terror. After Barack Obama's election as U.S. President in 2008, he got a new inlet. In Germany, it was founded after the end of the First world war for the first time, an offshoot of the racists club. Since the end of the Second world war, he has been almost continuously active in Germany. As investigations into the NSU murders became known, were at times also police officers a member of a KKK group in Germany.
Currently should be more KKK offshoot in the Federal Republic of Germany, whose members have Connections to other right-wing extremist groups. As a member of the recently failed "National Socialist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan dedicated itself to the knowledge of the Federal government" temporarily in the NPD. A clan member should have participated also in September 2018 at a Demonstration of the party "The Republicans" in Saxony-Anhalt Köthen.
references Overall, authorities registered in Germany since 2018, more than a dozen crimes in the Ku-Klux-Klan. Time it went to the Use of symbols of unconstitutional organizations, to damage to property and incitement to hatred, other Times by coercion and threat. The Left-the Deputy Martina Renner takes issue with the Federal government, the potential for Violence of the group. "The Ku Klux Klan is by his racial ideology, especially for violent neo-Nazis, a point of reference. Instead of placated the pressure of Persecution by the security and investigation authorities must be significantly increased."