There is global terror over a conspiratorial K-19 myth

Germany faces a growing threat of attacks by far-right groups that deny the existence of the coronavirus pandemic and its health risks. This was stated by a senior security official of the country, quoted by Reuters.

“The apocalyptic thinking of supporters of the conspiracy myth is mixed with right-wing extremism,” Burkhard Fryer, head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution in North Rhine-Westphalia, told the Tagesspiegel newspaper.

This means that coronavirus deniers can also choose “terror as a consequence,” Fryer said.

In October, coronavirus suspects attacked the Robert Koch Institute for Disease Control in Berlin with Molotov cocktails and blew up an explosive device near the Leibniz Association, which connects nearly 100 independent research institutions in Germany, Focus said.

The biggest threat of terrorism in Germany still comes from right-wing perpetrators acting alone, such as the attacker from Hanau in February who killed nine immigrant families, himself and his mother, Fryer said.