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Germany Warns of Nazi Web Hit List

July 22, 2000

BERLIN (AP) _ Neo-Nazis are targeting left-wing representatives and foreigners for attacks by publishing lists on the Internet with their names, addresses and photographs, German justice officials say.

There have not yet been any attacks on people named in the lists, also published in extremist periodicals, Urlich Kersten, head of Germany’s main domestic law enforcement agency, told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper in an article to be published Sunday.

The director of that agency, the Bundeskriminalamt, told the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung newspaper that the greatest risk of violence is in eastern Germany. Manfred Klink said a study showed that 40 percent of neo-Nazi motivated crimes took place in the former East Germany _ despite its accounting for only 19 percent of the reunified Germany’s population.

Meanwhile, police said a mosque in the town of Uetersen, about 18 miles west of Hamburg, was the target of a failed arson attempt early Saturday morning.

The motive and identity of the suspects, who threw a Molotov cocktail at the building, wasn’t known, but witnesses saw two people driving away on a motor scooter.

The fire extinguished itself and caused about $475 in damage to the building.

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