The head of the German domestic intelligence agency has confirmed that his agents are spying on the anti-mass migration Identitarian youth movement. In a new revelation the chief of the Agency for the Protection of the Constitution, the German domestic spy agency, Hans-Georg Maassen has confirmed that his agents are actively spying on the hipster right wing movement. According to Mr Maasen, the movement is now active enough in real world protests to warrant being put on a government watch list. The intelligence chief also claimed that they had, “evidence of efforts against the free democratic basic order,”
The intelligence chief also claimed that they had “evidence of efforts against the free democratic basic order,” reports Zeit Online.
Part of the reason the intelligence services have a keen interest in
the Identitarians, according to Mr Maasen, is their attitude toward
Islamisation and toward mass migration. “Immigrants from the Middle East
who are Islamic are defamed in an extremist way,” he said, regarding
the various innovative protests the Identitarians have become famous for in France and Austria that have now come to Germany.
Mr Maasen also claimed that because the group consist of young
people, generally aged 18-30, and that their videos are polished and
emotionally charged, that the group could easily sway the opinions of
the younger generation. “Young people are in a special way vulnerable.
This is dangerous,” he claimed.
The Identitarians in Germany have been concerned not just with mass
migration and Islamisation, but also with the ever-increasing government
censorship of migrant critical comments online. The German government
has raided several
homes in the last few months due to social media posts they claim are
anti-migrant, and sentenced many to fines and prison time.
The programme that reports many of these so-called “hate posts” works
directly with a group known as the Amadeu Antonio foundation, who are
headed by an ex-Stasi agent
named Anetta Kahane. The Identitarians decided to visit the offices of
Ms Kahane and her associates to protest their involvement with the
censorship of speech online. Several members of the group donned Stasi
uniforms and handed out leaflets to the staff.