Minister: no sign of far-right terror in Germany

AP News
Posted: Jul 24, 2011 4:15 AM
Minister: no sign of far-right terror in Germany

Germany's top security official is saying after the deadly attacks in Norway that there are no signs of any far-right terrorist activity in his country.

A Norwegian with reported Christian fundamentalist, anti-Muslim views is suspected in both of Friday's attacks.

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich noted that authorities closely observe his country's far-right scene. He told Sunday's Bild am Sonntag newspaper that "there are no indications at present of right-wing terrorist activities."

But Friedrich was quoted as saying that the Norwegian attacks "unfortunately show anew what dangers fanaticized lone perpetrators can pose _ independently of their motives."

Germany's far right is divided and politically marginal.