The Atomwaffen Division (Atomwaffen meaning “nuclear weapons” in German), also known as the National Socialist Resistance Front, is an international far-right extremist and neo-Nazi terrorist network.
Formed in 2013 and based in the Southern United States, it has since expanded across the U.S. and has also expanded into the United Kingdom, Argentina, Canada, Germany, the Baltic states, and other European countries. The group is described as a part of the alt-right by some journalists, but it rejects the label and it is considered extreme even within that movement.
It is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and it is also designated as a terrorist group by multiple governments, including the United Kingdom and Canada.
Quote: “The Atomwaffen Division (AWD) is made up of a series of leaderless terror cells, drawing on the structure of other US-based neo-Nazi terror organizations such as the National Socialist Liberation Front from the 1970s and The Order, which followed it in the 1980s.
“It sees violence and degeneracy as the only way of bringing about the lawless, apocalyptic conditions needed for it to wipe out nonwhite races and those who do not conform to its values.”
— Deutsche Welle
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