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German intelligence is monitoring plots hatched by anti-closure movements

The German local intelligence agency revealed that it had begun to monitor groups that embrace the ideology of conspiracy theories and oppose the closures associated with the "Covid-19" pandemic, describing them as "challenging the legitimacy of the state."

Intelligence News, which is concerned with intelligence affairs, says that Germany is the most western country in which there are movements against the closure due to the epidemic, as it organizes publicly, repeatedly and weekly protest rallies denouncing the closure measures across the country.

These rallies attract a diverse mix of participants from different backgrounds, including anti-vaccines against the epidemic, and others who espouse the ideology of conspiracy theories, in addition to supporters of both the left and the hard-right parties.

In recent months, rallies and demonstrations against the closure measures have witnessed violent incidents in light of the participation of members of militias belonging to extreme right-wing groups in large numbers. These demonstrations included the participation of members of the "Alternative Germany" party, the largest right-wing extremist party in Germany, in addition to the participation of followers The Reichburg Anti-Semitism Movement, and supporters of the Silvestvrwalter movement, the German version of the American Citizen Sovereignty Movement.

German intelligence says that some of these groups are centered around new anti-government activists who call themselves members of the "Queerdeinker" movement. The term "Kuerdinker" is translated in German as "the last thinker". The German domestic intelligence agency believes it represents the "Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution" (BfV), which it describes as a "new type" of anti-government militia.

Supporters of these groups do not disclose their right-wing or hard-left identities or their ideological motives. The German agency says that more than 90 percent of the members of the "Last Thinkers" group are over the age of 30, while the average age of the group is about 50 years, and two-thirds of the group define themselves as belonging to the middle class, and vote for the extreme left and right parties, while not voting. The rest for any of the currents in Germany.

Social studies indicate that negative feelings towards foreigners and Muslims are very common among the followers of the "last thinkers" group.

Intelligence News indicates that it is the first time that the German domestic intelligence agency has officially recognized the existence of a group opposing the closure measures due to the Corona pandemic, and that it is subject to investigations by the national security services in Germany, at a time when the leaders of the "Kuirdinker" movement pledged to continue their anti-activities. To close.