Why are Nazis so full of hate

Tech-savvy, right-wing extremist and full of hatred : Who is behind "NSU 2.0"?

Josef Schuster is used to being threatened, insulted and insulted. But what the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany got from one or more Nazis called "NSU 2.0" can hardly be surpassed in repugnance.

The first email was received on January 11, 2019 and was also sent to Aiman ​​Mazyek, the chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany. The subject line reads, “Call for the annihilation of Josef Schuster and Aiman ​​Mazyek”, followed by murder fantasies.

The second email arrived at the Central Council of Jews on July 21, 2020. Murder slogans again, but shorter and with a different name in the sender field. "NSU 2.0" has become the logo for virtual horror for wacky right-wing extremists.

The perfidious staging works. Hardly a day goes by without a threat from "NSU 2.0" being reported. In the meantime, almost 70 people are said to have received threatening emails, say security circles. The number of those affected is even greater, with some threats being sent to several people. And it is noticeable that many women are attacked and insulted obscenely. The "NSU 2.0" topic is getting bigger and bigger, probably to the satisfaction of the hate mail writers.

If celebrities are threatened with a new version of the terror of the NSU murderer gang, the attention is automatically high. Especially since the police have so far been unsuccessful in investigating “NSU 2.0” and one or more perpetrators may themselves be in uniform. In this way, “NSU 2.0” becomes the code for a security scandal.

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The highlight so far has been the transfer of Hesse's police chief Udo Münch into temporary retirement in mid-July. Interior Minister Peter Beuth (CDU) had only found out after four months that a police computer in Wiesbaden had queried sensitive data about the head of the left-wing faction in the Hessian state parliament, Janine Wissler, who was threatened by "NSU 2.0". It was the same with the Berlin cabaret artist Idil Baydar. She got hate mail from "NSU 2.0". Unauthorized research into Baydar was carried out in a police computer in Wiesbaden. And that's not all.

The series of threats with the "NSU 2.0" logo began in August 2018 with faxed hate speech against the Frankfurt lawyer Seda Basay-Yildiz and her family. The sender or sender had private data.

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During the investigation, the Frankfurt police found out that a colleague had searched the registry for information about Basay-Yildiz in a computer without an official reason. Via the officer, the investigators came across the chat group "Itiot", in which Frankfurt police officers posted racist slogans and pictures of Hitler. One of the officers was arrested in June 2019, but there was insufficient evidence to issue an arrest warrant.

A similar flop could be the case of ex-police officer Hermann S., who was arrested a week ago by officials from the Bavarian and Hesse State Criminal Police Office in Landshut. His wife was also taken away by the police, but the couple were released.

Badly disturbed Nazi nerd

A “NSU 2.0” fanatic may have instrumentalized Hermann S. The perpetrator had sent threatening emails with the signature "NSU 2.0" in July and stated "Eugen Prinz" in the sender field. One of his hate messages was the one with which Josef Schuster was harassed on July 21st. Hermann S. writes texts for the racist internet portal “PI-News” under the pseudonym “Eugen Prinz”.

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In the articles he raved about "left-green state disintegrators", but security circles doubt a connection to "NSU 2.0". When Hermann S. and his wife were arrested, the police took their computers with them. Nevertheless, there were further threatening emails.

S. is probably not "Eugen Prinz" in the case of "NSU 2.0", say security circles. A free rider is conceivable who uses the excitement about the threatening mail series to spread fear.

The most conspicuous perpetrator in the "NSU 2.0" case is apparently a technically adept, but also badly disturbed Nazi nerd who operates on the Darknet. The stranger sends a series of threats and also calls himself "Wehrmacht", "Elysium" and "The musicians of the Staatsstreichorchester".

"NSU 2.0" pretended to be the Wehrmacht and Elysium

In the mail that Josef Schuster received in January 2019, "NSU 2.0" also pretended to be Wehrmacht and Elysium. Security circles say someone is juggling multiple names. A group cannot be ruled out either, but it is less likely.

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In the many mails, among other things, SS runes are combined with child pornographic images. In addition, the perpetrator demands large sums of money in the crypto currency Bitcoin. The security authorities consider the perpetrator to be an accomplice of André M., who has had to answer before the Berlin district court since April.

The 32-year-old had allegedly sent bomb threats nationwide as a “National Socialist Offensive”. When the trial against M. began, "NSU 2.0" threatened the presiding judge by fax with "numerous explosives" in the building.

The police found nothing. But she was surprised at the term "HVT" in the fax. The abbreviation stands for "main negotiation" in justice and security authorities. So a policeman after all? A clerk of the law?

In response to questions that it emailed to “NSU 2.0”, “Zeit” received the answer: “We are an association of elite fighters loyal to our homeland”. A connection to the right-wing extremist incidents at the elite unit of the Bundeswehr, the Special Forces Command (KSK), would be a nightmare for the security authorities.

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