Neo-Nazis on the Rise in Mongolia

Swastika-waving groups attack Chinese migrants
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2010 2:00 AM CDT
Mongolians take part in a protest against the government in Ulan Bator Mongolia.   (AP Photo/ Battsetseg Namjilsungarav)

(Newser) – Adolf Hitler has a growing number of admirers in the homeland of Genghis Khan. Neo-Nazi groups fond of swastikas and seig-heiling are sprouting in Mongolia, the Guardian reports. Groups like Tsagaan Khass—White Swastika—say they admire Hitler's devotion to racial purity. The ultra-nationalist groups have been blamed for many attacks on Chinese citizens and on Mongolian women who sleep with Chinese men.

"Adolf Hitler was someone we respect. He taught us how to preserve national identity," declared the co-founder of Tsagaan Khass, apparently unaware that Hitler's regime singled out Soviet prisoners of war of Mongolian appearance for execution. "We don't agree with his extremism and starting the Second World War. We are against all those killings, but we support his ideology."

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