This 17 June 2019 German video says about itself (translated):
The Kassel government president Lübcke has apparently been the victim of a right-wing nationalist assassination: this is suggested by media reports on the suspect. This man has probably tried to kill people before – and possibly announced his latest crime.
In Germany, a high-ranking politician has apparently been killed by a right-wing extremist because of his refugee-friendly views. This is suggested by the latest developments in the case of the assassination of the Kassel district president Walter Lübcke. The man arrested on Saturday is a 45-year-old with a relevant past.
According to information from “Zeit Online”, the suspect is supposedly Stephan E., who had been convicted for extreme right-wing crimes years ago. In 1993, at the age of 20, E. is said to have attacked an asylum seekers’ accommodation in Hohenstein-Steckenroth, Hesse, with a pipe bomb. The bomb had been in a car that E. had set fire to. However, residents of the building managed to extinguish the fire before the detonation of the bomb. The would-be assassin went to jail for this.
E. according to Die Zeit previously attracted attention with right-wing extremist motivated crimes: assault, arson and violations of the weapons law. According to the research network of NDR, WDR and “Süddeutsche Zeitung” E. had announced the attack [on Lübcke], at least by allusion: On his Youtube channel E. had said that if the government would not act soon [against refugees], there would be dead people. The search of his apartment found weapons …
The arrested man was engaged in the NPD [neo-nazi party]. The man is said to be from Lichtenfels in Bavaria and to have engaged in the environment of the Hessian NPD and a right-wing group called Autonomous Nationalists. As reported by “Spiegel Online”, E. was also sentenced to seven months probation for breach of the peace, because he is said to have attacked a trade union rally in Dortmund together with 400 Autonomous Nationalists.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
The German justice department assumes that suspect Stephan E. had an extreme right-wing motive. Today, the national public prosecutor’s office took over the case, which only happens in exceptional cases. If the suspicion turns out to be true, then it is the first post-World War II political murder in Germany with a right-wing extremist background.
No. Maybe it is the first post-World War II political murder in Germany with a right-wing extremist background of an establishment party politician. However, German neo-nazis of the NSU armed gang and other gangs had already murdered 152 people from 1991 until 2013.
The act by E. is celebrated online by neo-Nazis and the extreme right. “He himself is to blame, I have no empathy. This is how Merkel and the others will perish”, someone in a Facebook group writes. Another one writes: “Hopefully this dirty pig has suffered. Rest in peace, in hell.”
Lübcke received a lot of attention at the height of the refugee crisis. He supported the … asylum policy of Chancellor Merkel and was therefore threatened by the extreme right. Schmidt: “When people say something [positive] about refugees, they are attacked or killed. In 2015, during the mayor elections in Cologne, candidate Henriette Reker was attacked with a knife. She supported the same values as the now murdered Walter Lübcke. Now for the first time, someone dies, that’s new.”
Recently, Lübcke was no longer under police security. At the same time, suspect E. was not being monitored by the authorities. This while it was known that he has extreme right-wing views, says Schmidt. Moreover, E. has a long criminal record. He was arrested in 1993 for an incident with a bomb at an asylum seekers’ centre … Before that, he had come to the attention of the police for assault causing bodily harm, arson and illegal possession of weapons.
In 2009, he participated in an attack by extreme right-wing supporters on a trade union meeting in Dortmund. Last year he reportedly threatened political murder on social media. “Either this government will resign soon or there will be deaths”, he is said to have written.
“Racism and neo-Nazi ideology were the motives for all the crimes for which he was convicted”, says Schmidt. “And he was probably still in contact with neo-nazis [eg, according to Der Spiegel, of the terrorist gangs Combat 18 and NSU] . Should the authorities have been keeping an eye on him? That is an important question in the coming weeks. His name was not on the list of the domestic security service.”
That is because, apparently, the domestic security service and the police are so busy spying on and intimidating pro-climate activists, Muslims and leftists that they don’t monitor the neo-fascist AfD party, people like Stephan E., and neo-nazi networks among German armed forces officers and among German police officers.