Comment: A recent Spiegel article noted the strong links between Swedish and German neo-Nazis, another in a series of revelations about the perpetuation of a virulent Nazi/fascist milieu in Sweden .
Excerpt: One of the suspects in the brutal attack by neo-Nazis on left-wing demonstrators last weekend is Swedish. The investigation has revealed strong links between Scandinavian and German far-right groups.
Police in Germany investigating a brutal attack by neo-Nazis on left-wing activists just over a week ago have uncovered close ties between far-right groups in Germany and Sweden.
The attack took place on Saturday Feb. 14 after protestors from across Germany had gathered in Dresden to oppose a huge demonstration by neo-Nazis to commemorate the World War II bombing of the city by the Allies. During the marches, which saw 10,000 demonstrators march against right-wing extremism as 6,000 neo-Nazis likewise took to the streets, police were able to keep the two sides apart. There were, however, some instances of violence as the groups made their way home.
In one particularly vicious attack a group of 15 to 20 neo-Nazis attacked two buses carrying labor union members, peace activists and members of the Left Party at the Teufelsstahl autobahn rest stop near Jena. Five people were injured in the attack and one of them, a 42-year-old man, suffered serious head injuries and had to undergo surgery.
Investigators now say that the suspects in the case include a 21-year-old Swedish right-wing extremist from Nynäshamn. He is reported to be a leading member of the “Blood and Honor Scandinavia” neo-Nazi network and he has a German-language Web site, registered in his own name, which specializes in propaganda. Video messages by Udo Voigt, the leader of Germany’s far-right National Democratic Party (NPD), and by his deputy Jürgen Rieger, have been posted on the site. . . .