German Cops Raid Neo-Nazi Houses

Cops seize banned music as anti-Semitic violence rises
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2009 2:10 PM CST
German Cops Raid Neo-Nazi Houses
German police monitor a soccer match. The police are conducting a nationwide search of neo-Nazi homes for banned materials.   (AP Photo/Daniel Maurer)

German police are searching houses nationwide for neo-Nazi propaganda that may be fueling anti-Semitic crimes, Reuters reports. The probe of 200 houses and businesses belonging to Germany's extreme right comes as extremism increases in East Germany, the country's poorer half. "The primary aim is to seize and confiscate prohibited items like music," federal officials said. (More Germany stories.)

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