From Far-Left to Far-Right he still remains within the statist socialist spectrum.
This once again shows just how intellectually dishonest and lazy The Local and other news media are in reporting on political parties and entities.
Left-wing extremist turned Holocaust-denier arrested after ‘seeking asylum’ in Hungary
Horst Mahler, 81, a co-founder of the 1970s far-left Red Army Faction terror group who later swung violently far-right, was detained in the city of Sopron in Hungary near the Austrian border, police reported.
The arrest comes soon after Mahler said he was seeking political asylum in Hungary, according to the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung.
Mahler, 81, wrote in a post published online that he had requested asylum from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán due to “political persecution”.
He further explained that the “persecution” had been prompted by the publication of his written work entitled “The End of Wanderings – Thoughts on Gilad Atzmon and the Jewish people”. The work refers to British-Israeli jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon, who has been accused of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.
Mahler was one of the original members of the Red Army Faction – also known as the Baader-Meinhof Group – which engaged in bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, bank robberies, and shoot-outs for three decades.
He later made a dramatic swing to the far-right, joining Germany’s most radical extreme-right party, the NPD, between 2000 and 2003 before quitting because he found it “outdated”.