‘Not a Classical Neo-Nazi’: What We Know About the German Hookah Bar Terrorist

The man responsible for Germany’s worst far-right terror attack in four decades was not, in the words of one leading far-right expert, “a classical neo-Nazi.”

Instead, judging by the material he posted online, Tobias Rathjen appears to have been driven by a toxic mix of racist, conspiracist, and incel ideology, and likely suffered from serious mental health problems, experts say.

“His manifesto and videos display a very wild mixture of conspiracy theories, racism, and incel ideology,” Daniel Koehler, director of the German Institute on Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies, told VICE News.

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