Why banning this German neo-Nazi party could make things worse

One might assume that prohibiting a neo-Nazi party wouldn’t be that difficult in Germany, a country that made it illegal to reprint Adolf Hitler’s autobiography “Mein Kampf” for 70 years.

However, prosecutors failed when they tried to abolish the right-wing extremist National Democratic Party, or NPD, more than a decade ago. It was not because of a lack of evidence, but rather the opposite. Eager to ban the party, intelligence agencies spent years infiltrating its organizational structure. In the end, the court ruled that government-paid spies had actively influenced the party’s extremist positions, making it impossible to differentiate between the work of government-led agents and actual neo-Nazis.

  • simus1

    Old joke:

    “Comrade Leader, I am concerned that our cell might be infiltrated by capitalist running dog police agents if we try to recruit more new members as you suggest.”
    ” Do not worry about that Comrade, we have measures in place to ensure such police initiatives are quickly detected and nullified.”
    “How so?”
    “Well, for example, anyone who attends every meeting and pays their dues on time is subjected to very extensive background investigation.”

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Didn’t this happen in Canada with Richard Warman and Warren Kinsella?

  • BillyHW

    You know a great way to prevent neo-Nazi parties from forming?

    Stop replacing the German people with foreign invaders/rapists/terrorists.