Europe's far-right faces scrutiny after Norway killings

Europe's far-right faces scrutiny after Norway killings
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A haul of weapons and ammunition was recovered in Germany after raids on homes and properties linked to suspected right-wing extremists there.

Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich has warned that the country’s far-right is potentially capable of mounting deadly attacks.

But police who swooped in the Stuttgart area said there was no suspicion of any connection between those targeted and Norway.

Accused of links with Anders Behring Breivik, a British right-wing blogger says he had never even heard of the Norwegian before Friday’s attacks.

Talk of the Knights Templars in Breivik’s internet manifesto has focussed attention on Paul Ray. But he says his Templar Knights group is totally unconnected.

Speaking to euronews from his home in Malta, Ray strongly condemned the killings and applauded a police crackdown on right-wing violence.

“If anyone who is in right-wing politics is planning or talking about anything, committing acts like what he has done, then good on the authorities going and arresting them. It is good. It is good if there are people planning this stuff and the police are acting upon it,” he said.

Formerly involved with the far-right English Defence League, Ray writes his blog under the name Lionheart.

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