Right-wing terrorism in Germany explained: How big is the threat?

On June 2, 2019, German politician Walter Lübcke was shot in the head at point-blank range for his controversial stance on refugees.

The murder suspect is a right-wing extremist. Other German politicians have also been attacked or threatened, sparking a national debate on right-wing and far-right extremism in Germany.

But how big is the threat? What does far-right terrorism actually mean and what needs to be done to deal with it? Gideon Botsch is an expert on right-wing extremism.

Here’s what he had to say about the problem and its possible solutions.

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