Germany: Debates rise over banning right-wing NPD

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December 4, 2011
Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in News, PND News

"The mural is 2 meters (6.6 feet) high, several meters long, and looks as if it came straight from a 1935 German schoolbook: a young family in farmer’s clothes, the mother cradling a baby, the father putting his arm protectively around his older son’s shoulders. Next to the painting in old German font, it reads: 'Village community Jamel: Free -- social -- national.' Jamel is what neo-Nazis in Germany call a 'nationally liberated zone,' a no-go area for foreigners, ethnic minorities, and overt left-wingers. It is one of the places where the National Democratic Party (NPD), Germany’s legal far-right party, has won the battle for hearts and minds -- and probably did not have to fight very hard." (12/04/11)  

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