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Mongolian neo-Nazis? Yup!

Com­ment: Illus­trat­ing the diverse appeal of the Nation­al Social­ist phi­los­o­phy, Mon­go­lia is expe­ri­enc­ing an upsurge in neo-Nazi activ­i­ty, as a deriv­a­tive of anti-Chi­nese sen­ti­ment.

One can but won­der what links these ele­ments may have to the Dalai Lama’s fascist/Nazi asso­ciates and his­to­ry, as well as the use of Mus­lim-Broth­er­hood Uighur ele­ments to agi­tate for the seces­sion of  oil-rich Xin­jiang province.

This phe­nom­e­non also illus­trates how deep resent­ment can be manip­u­lat­ed, ulti­mate­ly, against the best inter­ests of those who are seduced by off­shoots of Nazism.

“Mon­go­lian Neo-Nazis: Anti-Chi­nese Sen­ti­ment Fuels Rise of Ultra-Nation­al­ism” by Tania Brani­gan; guardian.co.uk; 8/2/2010.

Excerpt: Their right hands rise to black-clad chests and flash out in salute to their nation: “Sieg heil!” They praise Hitler’s devo­tion to eth­nic puri­ty.

But with their high cheek­bones, dark eyes and brown skin, they are hard­ly the Third Reich’s Aryan ide­al. A new strain of Nazism has found an unlike­ly home: Mon­go­lia.

Once again, ultra-nation­al­ists have emerged from an impov­er­ished econ­o­my and turned upon out­siders. This time the main tar­gets come from Chi­na, the ris­ing pow­er to the south.

Groups such as Tsagaan Khass, or White Swasti­ka, por­tray them­selves as patri­ots stand­ing up for ordi­nary cit­i­zens in the face of for­eign crime, ram­pant inequal­i­ty, polit­i­cal indif­fer­ence and cor­rup­tion.

But crit­ics say they scape­goat and attack the inno­cent. The US state depart­ment has warned trav­ellers of increased assaults on inter-racial cou­ples in recent years – includ­ing organ­ised vio­lence by ultra-nation­al­ist groups.

Dayar Mon­gol threat­ened to shave the heads of women who sleep with Chi­nese men. Three years ago, the leader of Blue Mon­gol was con­vict­ed of mur­der­ing his daugh­ter’s boyfriend, report­ed­ly because the young man had stud­ied in Chi­na.

Though Tsagaan Khass lead­ers say they do not sup­port vio­lence, they are self-pro­claimed Nazis. “Adolf Hitler was some­one we respect. He taught us how to pre­serve nation­al iden­ti­ty,” said the 41-year-old co-founder, who calls him­self Big Broth­er. . . .


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