Germany synagogue shooting is part of ‘global far-right insurgency’, experts warn as attacker seeks to inspire others

Stephan Balliet used the same online formula as other recent attackers and said he wanted to inspire more atrocities

Thursday 10 October 2019 21:07
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The Halle shooter said he aimed to inspire other white supremacists in his manifesto
The Halle shooter said he aimed to inspire other white supremacists in his manifesto

A neo-Nazi attack that left two people dead is part of a “global insurgency” by far-right terrorists, experts have warned.

Suspect Stephan Balliet appeared to share a belief in the “great replacement” conspiracy theory that drove attacks in Christchurch, El Paso, Poway and Norway earlier this year.

Like the New Zealand shooter, the 27-year-old German citizen broadcast his shooting live online, and shared a “manifesto” in English that sought to inspire others.

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