Initial investigations on the Hanau hookah bar shootings, which resulted in the death of 11 including the assailants reveal it as an act of extreme right-wing Neo-Nazi terrorists. The firing took place both within and in premises of two hookah lounges almost 2 kilometers away.
In October, a deadly anti-Jewish gun attack in the eastern city of Halle on the holy day of Yom Kippur underscored the rising threat of neo-Nazi violence. The rampage, in which two people were shot dead, was streamed live, a new trend set-up among extreme nationalists to exhibit their patriotic killing of civilians, which they deem to be anti-nationals.
Police are working on cues from 12 members of a German far-right group believed to have been plotting “shocking” large-scale attacks on mosques similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year.