The German Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday the ban of the small Nazi group “Hammerskins Germany”. The measure also concerns regional sections and the “Crew 38” sub-organization.
A new decision to fight against the far right. Germany has banned the small group “Hammerskins Germany” which propagates “racial theory based on Nazi ideology”, the Minister of the Interior announced on Tuesday.
Searches were launched early in the morning in ten regions of the country targeting twenty-eight apartments of members of the organization, specifies a press release from the Ministry of the Interior. The ban also targets regional sections and the sub-organization “Crew 38”, again based on association law.
Germany is dealing “a hard blow against organized right-wing extremism” declared Interior Minister Nancy Faeser. “We are putting an end to the inhumane activities of an internationally active neo-Nazi association in Germany,” she added.
This is the twentieth ban imposed by the Interior Ministry on a far-right organization in Germany, the press release said.
“Hammerskins Germany” are an offshoot of the “Hammerskins Nation” movement founded in 1988 in the United States.
Its German branch, which has 130 members, plays a “leading role on the far-right scene in Europe”, underlines the ministry press release. The propagation of a racial theory based on Nazi ideology is at the heart of the small group’s action, via concerts or broadcasts of sound recordings and the sale of anti-Semitic objects.
Its members around the world refer to themselves as “brothers” and consider themselves the elite of the far-right skinhead scene. Germany has made far-right terrorism a top threat after several attacks, in particular an abortive attack against a synagogue in Halle, in the east of the country, in October 2019 and another of a racist nature in Hanau , near Frankfurt, in February, which left nine dead.
Source: BFM TV