Almost 15,000 potentially violent right-wing extremists?

Constitutional protection counts 30,000 people in Germany as belonging to the scene of the extreme right. However, police authorities only classify 65 right-wing extremists as posing a risk of using violence. The number of Islamist potential violent extremists is set ten times as high.

The FDP domestic politician Benjamin Strasser has expressed doubts whether the classification as a right-wing extremist represents reality. “In Germany, there are almost 15,000 right-wing extremists who are ready to use violence, yet only a fraction of them are listed as a threat by the police authorities,” said Strasser, calling for the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) to implement the ‘Radar right,’ a threat forecast software, as soon as possible. A similar tool already exists for the area of ​​Islamism.

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