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on October 6, 2016 in World News

Countryside-Dwelling, Environmentally-Friendly Families are Right Wing Extremists, Researchers Warn

by Virginia Hale Researchers of “extremism” have identified friendly, environmentally-conscious families living in the German countryside as likely dangerous radicals, and warn that rural living itself “is linked with racism”. Marking country-dwellers with right-wing views as a problem, self-styled “antifascists” are hoping to get large numbers of migrants sent to rural settlements and have established welcome initiatives in preparation. Welt informs readers that extremism researchers caution that “Volkisch families” pose a threat to the country. The term “Volkisch” relates to the German interpretation of populism and carries connotations of folksy and organic living. Introducing Volkisch families, the daily newspaper writes: “They...

by Virginia Hale Researchers of “extremism” have identified friendly, environmentally-conscious families living in the German countryside as likely dangerous radicals, and warn that rural living itself “is linked with racism”. Marking country-dwellers with right-wing views as a problem, self-styled...

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