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A two year investigation into extreme right leads to arrests:


Aug 29, 2006
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Bel gium police hold 17 in 'plot'

The raids follow a two-year investigation
Seventeen people have been arrested in Belgium for allegedly planning attacks aimed at "destabilising" the country's institutions, Belgian prosecutors say.
Police raided army barracks and soldiers' homes across the country.

The raids were part of a two-year investigation into extreme-right activists believed to be operating inside the military.

Police seized weapons and a home-made bomb during raids in East Flanders, Limburg and Antwerp.

Searches were carried out simultaneously in five barracks and at 18 private addresses in a wide-ranging operation, Belgian radio reported.

Those arrested were mainly "soldiers and people with an extreme-right ideology who clearly express themselves through racism, xenophobia, Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism and neo-Nazism", the federal prosecutor's office said in a statement.

The main suspect is a serving military man "who intended to put terrorist ideas into practice," it added.

Belgium has seen an increase in apparently race-related crimes and the country's far-right, anti-immigrant Vlaams Belang party (or Flemish Interest) has enjoyed increasing electoral support.

Elections next month, Flemish Interest was going for a new victory, they most likely still are but still a handy coincidence.

For the record, I'm glad that this happened, it draws new attention for an increasing right wing extremism all over Europe.

The Blood and Honour skinheads are frightening, the extreme members are totally void of any empathy or reasoning. Two foreigners have been beaten up severely this year along in Belgium, one barely survived the five stab wounds. Both were not white, which definitely in the most recent event was the cause. As for the first beating, that was more an argument that went way out of control and then lead to a beating that the five skinheads didn't stop until the guy was quite in a coma.

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