Germany’s political leadership has been stunned and appalled at revelations that a previously unknown neo-Nazi group may have been operating a murder campaign targeting immigrants.
Investigations into the unsolved deaths of nine shopkeepers, most of them of Turkish origin, have led to calls for far right political parties to be banned.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told members at the CDU Congress: “Terrorism in the form of right wing extremism is a disgrace, and shameful for Germany and we will do everything to clarify things and to see justice is served.”
The so-called “National Socialist Underground” came to light over the weekend after the bodies to two of its members and guns linked to the murders were found in a burnt out house. Another member, a woman wanted for armed robbery, surrendered to police and a fourth suspect was arrested.