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Antonio Guterres said the biggest terrorist threat in the West ‘come from the far right, neo-Nazis and white supremacy’.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of threats from far-right groups and white supremacists in the West after authorities in Germany discovered a group planning a coup plot.

The head of the United Nations, speaking to reporters during his annual year-end celebration Press Conference in New York on Monday, said case in Germany is just one example of the threat posed by the extreme right to democratic societies around the world.

“It has been proven that the biggest terrorist threat today in Western countries comes from the far right, neo-Nazis and white supremacy,” Guterres said.

And I think we have to be very clear and very firm in condemning all forms of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, all forms of anti-Semitism, hatred, against Muslims.

“This is clearly a threat and we must fight that threat with great determination,” he added.

The German Federal Prosecutor’s Office arrested 25 suspects earlier this month as thousands of police raided 130 locations across 11 German states targeting followers of the so-called movement. Citizens of the Reich (Reichsbuerger).

The Reich Citizens do not recognize the Federal Republic of Germany and its democratic structures.

Prosecutors said members of the suspected movement “made specific preparations to enter the German parliament in a rough manner with a small armed group”.

They added that the 22 individuals arrested were German nationals and detained on suspicion of being “members of a terrorist organization”, while three others were accused of aiding the organization, including a public employee. Russian people.

According to reports, the masterminds sought to set up “domestic security companies” to carry out arrests and executions after the German state was overthrown.

The head of the United Nations made his comments on Monday in response to a question whether he felt that Elon Musk, new and whimsical owner of the social media platform Twitteris a threat to free speech.

Guterres said that social media companies have a special responsibility to protect press freedom and avoid spreading hate on their platforms. But he refused directly addresses Musk’s suitability to run a global social media company.

“My recommendation to anyone who owns any platform is to ensure that freedom of speech, especially that of journalists, is respected and that hate speech, fascism neoliberalism, white supremacy, other forms of extremism, do not find their way through those social networks. foundation,” he said.

“I have no personal feelings regarding who runs a platform. I am very interested in how the platform is managed.”

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