Report: Far-right network active at German military university — “Nazis in the closet”

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The Bundeswehr University has come under scrutiny as claims of far-right extremism in the German military continue to mount. Defense Minister von der Leyen, meanwhile, also finds herself under increasing pressure.

Bundeswehr-Uni Neubiberg (Picture alliance/dpa/A. Gebert)

There may be a growing group of right-wing radicals among Germany’s military, according to an exclusive report published in the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung on Friday.

The newspaper reported that a network of extremists involved with the so-called “Identitarian Movement” has been growing for years at the Bundeswehr University in Munich and included students to alumni.

Bundeswehr University in Neubiberg near München (Picture alliance/dpa/A. Gebert)The Bundeswehr University is chiefly designed to equip service members for future careers outside the military

The “Identitarian Movement” is currently being monitored by the Germany’s Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), the country’s  domestic intelligence agency, for possibly infringing on the German constitution, also known as the Basic Law.

The right-wing movement, with an estimated 300 members, propagates a return to what…

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