24 Facts About Atomwaffen Division


Atomwaffen Division, known as the National Socialist Resistance Front is an international right-wing extremist and neo-Nazi terrorist network.

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Atomwaffen Division has recruited several veterans and current members of the U S Armed Forces who train the organization's members in the use of firearms and military tactics.

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Atomwaffen Division members have sought to train with the Azov Battalion and Russian Imperial Movement.

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ProPublica, in early 2018, estimated that Atomwaffen Division had 80 members, while the Anti-Defamation League estimated that it had 24 to 36 active members.

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On March 25,2020, a Missouri man affiliated with Atomwaffen Division allegedly planned to destroy a hospital treating coronavirus victims with a car bomb and died in a shootout with the FBI.

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Atomwaffen Division has engaged in several mass murder plots, plans to cripple public water systems and plans to destroy parts of the continental U S power transmission grid.

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Atomwaffen Division has been accused of planning to blow up nuclear power stations.

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British anti-fascists say Sonnenkrieg Atomwaffen Division has been influenced by the Order of Nine Angles and it is more extreme and potentially more violent than National Action.

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In February 2020, Sonnenkrieg Atomwaffen Division became the second far-right group to be banned as a terrorist organization after National Action.

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The Sonnenkrieg Atomwaffen Division was officially proscribed in Australia on March 22,2021.

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In June 2019, Atomwaffen Division propaganda was discovered in a Turkish neighborhood in Cologne on the site of a nail bomb attack, threatening further similar attacks.

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Atomwaffen Division members had traveled to Germany and the police believed they were in imminent danger of being murdered by the group based on a tip from the FBI.

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Atomwaffen Division Europe is a subgroup for Ukrainians and Poles affiliated with the Germans.

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Neo-Nazi affiliated with Atomwaffen Division serving in the Royal Canadian Navy was discovered to be selling handguns, assault rifles, grenades and RPG-7s from the Balkans to French neo-Nazis in Marseille.

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In October 2018, a group which is modeled after Atomwaffen and calls itself the Feuerkrieg Division was established in the Baltic states, most likely in Saaremaa, Estonia where its leadership resides.

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On June 13,2019, Feuerkrieg Atomwaffen Division announced their presence in Ireland and encouraged people in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Germany to join the intercontinental network.

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On October 8,2019, Feuerkrieg Atomwaffen Division took responsibility for the bombing of Western Union offices on the Balcikonis street in Vilnius, Lithuania, posting footage of the bomb being constructed and stated that "Our threats are not empty".

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The next day, a 21-year-old Luke Hunter appeared in court in London charged with terror offences, allegedly having supported the Feuerkrieg Atomwaffen Division and encouraged the mass murder of Jews, non-white people and homosexuals.

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However, according to an investigation by Der Spiegel into firearm smuggling from the Balkans and Eastern Europe to Germany by Atomwaffen Division, the purported halt of activities was a ruse targeted at law enforcement, and that the group is still very much active.

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On May 31,2020, it was announced that new Atomwaffen cell had been uncovered in Russia that allegedly receives military training from the Russian Imperial Movement, designated a terrorist organization by the U S State Department.

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Already previously active in the Italian speaking Switzerland, by 2021 Atomwaffen Division had a full-fledged chapter in Italy with 38 members, formed in Savona.

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On December 27,2021, five Italian Atomwaffen Division leaders were arrested and searches were conducted in Pordenone, Brindisi, Milan, Turin, Ferrara, Modena, Verona and Bologna.

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On September 25,2021, Atomwaffen Division members assaulted antifascist counterdemonstrators to a Nazi demonstration in Helsinki and were arrested by the police at the scene.

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Atomwaffen Division Argentina is member of Iron Order, a coalition of accelerationist groups.

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