Germany to increase security for mosques, train stations, airports and borders after neo-Nazi attack
Germany’s interior minister said the threat from far-right terrorism in the country is “very high”, following Wednesday’s shooting attack targeting Kurdish migrants and announced increased police presence all over Germany, especially in mosques, train stations, airports and at borders.
Nine people were murdered and five others were seriously wounded, when a Nazi terrorist stormed a shisha lounge in the German town of Hanau, spraying bullets at people inside. Then he went to another part of the city and targeted people in another hookah bar.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer condemned the shooting attack in Hanau as “a clearly racially motivated terror attack,” and warned that authorities should be braced for imitators attacks.
This was the third far-right attack in a few months, Seehofer said.
In addition, the minister announced increased police presence all over Germany, especially in mosques, train stations, airports and at borders.
German police have identified around 60 far-right neo-Nazis as “dangerous individuals” capable of carrying out terror attacks.
Last Friday, they arrested 12 members of a German neo-Nazi terror group believed to have been plotting “shocking” large-scale attacks on mosques, similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year.
Thousands of people took part in vigils across Germany following the terror attack.
The 43-year-old German national terrorist was found dead at his home next to his elderly mother with a confessional note and a video expressing Nazi views.
The Nazi terrorist wrote a 24-page letter claiming Muslim migrants living in Germany must be “exterminated as their expulsion can no longer be achieved”.