On Wednesday, a man with membership in a pro-Third Reich “fringe group” attacked police in the German state of Bavaria. He had refused to pay taxes and, according to The New York Times, “drove away officials who had tried to collect them from his home.” His behavior led officials to revoke his gun ownership, and went to collect them. Upon the police’s arrival, he began shooting, injuring four.
Recently, the National Democratic Party of Germany (or NPD) has experienced some success in Germany and is considered by some to be the “new Nazi party.” The NPD is very anti-immigrant and, with the current climate of fear in Europe, this may explain its success. Is it possible that we will see history repeat itself, to a lesser extent?
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