A German pastor has made it her mission to battle growing right-wing extremism in her community. Years ago, Beatrix Spreng was able to rid her small parish in Brandenburg of neo-Nazis. Now she’s embarking on a fresh set of challenges.
A parliamentary inquiry into purported left-wing extremism in Germany's Saxony-Anhalt state has begun, chaired by a far-right firebrand. André Poggenburg grabbed headlines in February with anti-Turkish remarks.
As interior minister, Horst Seehofer is responsible for defending both Germany's constitution and its religious freedom. However, his recent remarks show he may not understand those tasks, says Michel Friedman.
One year ago, a right-wing extremist German army officer was arrested on suspicion of terrorism, then it was discovered he was also leading a double life as a Syrian refugee. The case is anything but closed.
German Bundestag staff have denied an entry card to a soldier recruited by an opposition right-wing parliamentarian, according to the newspaper Die Zeit. The soldier was a further suspect in an alleged far-right plot.
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