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Police Union: Germany Neglects Neo-Nazi Threat

Germany’s focus on hunting Islamist militants since the Sept. 11 attacks has sapped important resources needed to fight violence from its own far right, the head of Germany’s Police Trade Union said Monday. A neo-Nazi plot to bomb a Munich Jewish center was a warning Germany had neglected the escalating far-right threat, union head Konrad Freiberg told Reuters in an interview. “Thousands of police have been moved into terrorism prevention and they are missing elsewhere,” he said. “After Sept. 11 priorities changed.” Before the U.S. attacks there was widespread media coverage and political debate about neo-Nazi crimes and demonstrations said Freiberg. “Then September 11 happened and the public focus shifted.” Germany launched a massive investigation into militants among its three-million-strong Muslim population after it emerged that an al Qaeda cell based in the northern port city of Hamburg had led the attacks on New York and Washington. Full Story

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