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    Last year, radicals and neo-Nazis perpetrated 21,964 crimes in Germany, according to a report.

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    According to the authorities, Neo-Nazis and right-wing extremists committed 21,964 offenses in Germany last year.

    At a news conference in Berlin, German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser presented the government’s report on politically motivated crimes.

    “The far-right is the greatest challenge to our democracy and the greatest extremist threat to the people of our country,” she added, emphasizing that the latest numbers show a rise in right-wing extremist violence.

    According to the research, neo-Nazis and right-wing extremists targeted migrants, refugees, and political opponents in 1,042 violent incidents last year. In the attacks, at least 590 persons were hurt.

    According to Minister Faeser, “right-wing extremists attacked 41% of all victims of politically motivated violence.”

    German police recorded 4,735 xenophobic incidents, 3,027 anti-Semitic, and 732 Islamophobic hate crimes in 2021, the report said.

    “I have grave concerns about the massive increase in the number of anti-Semitic crimes … it’s a shame for our country,” Faeser said.

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