Sascha L's flat in Northeim

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Explosives have been present in Sascha L’s flat in Northeim

A suspected German Islamist who was arrested final week for allegedly planning an assault was previously a neo-Nazi, stories say.

Sascha L was a part of the extreme-right scene till at the very least 2013 and appeared on movies railing in opposition to Muslims and left-wingers, Der Spiegel mentioned.

The 26-year-old is then mentioned to have transformed to Islam in 2014.

He was planning to bomb law enforcement officials or troopers after luring them right into a entice. police mentioned.

Chemical compounds used for making explosives and digital gear have been present in his house.

Within the YouTube movies, Sascha L mentioned German civilisation was “dying a creeping loss of life” and mentioned Muslims have been attempting to introduce Sharia – Islamic spiritual regulation – within the nation, Spiegel mentioned.

One other video was referred to as “Ideas for preventing cockroaches” and referred to as for assaults on immigrants.

In a number of the movies he wore a shawl and darkish glasses and in a single he wore a white theatrical masks just like these worn throughout marches by members of an excessive right-wing group referred to as the Immortals.

The suspect is from Berlin however moved to Northeim, a small city in Decrease Saxony, the place he was unemployed and lived off social welfare, DPA information company mentioned.

Investigators have been searching for out if the suspect had hyperlinks to different radical Islamists, DPA mentioned.