The alleged death threats from neo-Nazis against Green politician Manoj Subramaniam have made headlines across Germany and led to tension in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s largest state by population. However, the councilor from Erkelenz staged the various threats in an elaborate scheme, according to the result of an investigation published by the public prosecutor’s office.
The 33-year-old, whose parents immigrated from Sri Lanka, had submitted numerous complaints.
First, his car windows were smashed, and swastikas sprayed on the vehicle.
Another time, he claimed SS runes and a swastika were drawn on the doorbell of his house.
Then, he revealed that a swastika was scrawled on the sidewalk in front of his apartment and that he found razor blades in the mail.
The politician also received death threats signed by NSU 2.0, referring to the National Socialist Underground (NSU) group that committed a number of murders across Germany for years.