Battling right-wing extremism in Germany:
What would banning the neo-Nazi NPD achieve?
A Rhineland mayor has quit over a bell with a Nazi inscription left hanging in his town's church since 1934. Roland Becker denies suggesting during a televised interview that he had exalted Hitler's past regime.
Stickers displaying Anne Frank wearing football jerseys have appeared in Germany as an anti-Semitic provocation by neo-Nazi fans. Dortmund and Leipzig hooligan groups appear to be copying their Italian counterparts.
The far-right AfD will be the third-largest party in the Bundestag. This will have no immediate effect on policy per se, but will alter the political tone. In a nutshell: things are about to get a lot nastier.
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