Germany’s Interior Ministry announced yesterday that a dozen suspected members of a far-right terror cell called “The Hard Core” were arrested around the country late last week. They’d allegedly been plotting coordinated, large-scale attacks on mosques, asylum-seekers and politicians in 10 German cities with the aim of sparking "circumstances akin to civil war."
How did the group form? Members met via WhatsApp just a few months ago and exhibited what extremism researchers call “hive terrorism” — when people with few known links to established terror networks are quickly radicalized.
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