Fabian Virchow (HS Düsseldorf)

“In the U.S. you [must] pose an immediate threat to someone or something … but in Germany parties can be banned even if they are not preparing violent crimes,” says Fabian Virchow, head of a research unit studying far-right extremism at the University of Applied Sciences in Dusseldorf. “That, of course, is part of what Germany has experienced with the Nazi regime, and lessons learned.”

The Christian Science Monitor, 7.12.2022: ‘Protecting our democracy’: German police foil alleged coup plot