This 17 February 2020 video says about itself:
The German government has identified “around 50” people who are likely to carry out right-wing terror attacks, after 12 men were arrested on Friday for planning to attack mosques, as announced by spokespeople in Berlin on Monday.
From Al Jazeera today:
Concerns rise as more details emerge about men who wanted to carry out large-scale, deadly attacks against Muslims.
Members of a far-right German group arrested last week were plotting “shocking” large-scale attacks on mosques similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year, a government spokesman said on Monday.
Officials said investigations into 12 men detained in police raids across Germany on Friday had indicated they planned big attacks, following media reports over the weekend the group aimed to launch several simultaneous mass-casualty assaults on Muslims during prayers.
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The alleged leader of the far-right group, which was known to the authorities and whose meetings and chat activity had been under observation, detailed his plans at a meeting organised with his accomplices last week.
Investigators learned about that meeting from someone who had infiltrated the group, reports said.
Prosecutors said they had launched early morning raids to determine whether the suspects already had weapons or other supplies that could be used in an attack.
The country’s underground far-right scene is under increased scrutiny since the murder of conservative local politician Walter Luebcke last June and an October attack on a synagogue in eastern city Halle.
Germany’s domestic intelligence agency estimates there are about 24,100 “right-wing extremists” in the country, about half of whom are potentially violent.
According to the government, there were nearly 9,000 attacks by far-right groups and individuals in the first half of 2019 – an increase of nearly 1,000 compared with the same period the year before.
Meanwhile, there are growing concerns about the far right’s political influence in Germany, following a recent scandal that saw mainstream parties collaborate with the nationalist Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) in a local election.
It was not a local election, but electing a new state Prime Minister.