Tsagaan Khas

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Tsagaan Khas
Цагаан Хас
Founder Ariunbold Altankhuum
Ideology Mongolian Nationalism
Ultranationalism
Fascism
Pan-Mongolism
Anti-Chinese sentiment
Third Position
Political position Far-right
State Great Khural
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Tsagaan Khas (Mongolian: Цагаан Хас; meaning white swastika) is a Mongolian neo-Nazi organisation that claims to have 3,000 members,[1] though other sources claim the organisation to have "more than 100 members".[2] It was founded by Ariunbold Altankhuum.[3] Its co-founder, who goes by the alias "1984 Big Brother", has described his group's mission thus: "Adolf Hitler was someone we respect. He taught us how to preserve national identity .... We don't agree with his extremism and starting the Second World War. We are against all those killings, but we support his ideology. We support nationalism rather than fascism." The group's members dress in typical Nazi attire and make use of the "sieg heil" greeting, Nazi colors, and the Nazi eagle. They have justified their use of Nazi imagery by pointing out that the swastika has Asian origins.[4]

1984 Big Brother has claimed that the group does not promote crime and that it expels "criminal elements" from its membership, as well as requiring all members to have a good education. One of the group's leaders is an interior designer. He has also claimed that the group works closely with other ultra-nationalist groups in the Republic of Mongolia.[4]

The group's members are characterized by their extreme anti-Chinese sentiment and opposition to interracial marriage. One follower of the group has expressed the view that, "We have to make sure that as a nation our blood is pure. That's about our independence... If we start mixing with Chinese, they will slowly swallow us up. Mongolian society is not very rich. Foreigners come with a lot of money and might start taking our women." The group has been accused of promoting violence against interracial couples and others.[4] In 2013, they tried to shift their focus to fighting pollution in Mongolian mines.[3]

References

  1. ^ Mongolskí neonacisti hajlujú proti Číne
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-15. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  3. ^ a b A Mongolian Neo-Nazi Environmentalist Walks into a Lingerie Store in Ulan Bator, a photo-report by Reuter's Carlos Barria, July 6, 2013, The Atlantic
  4. ^ a b c Branigan, Tania (August 2, 2010). "Mongolian neo-Nazis: Anti-Chinese sentiment fuels rise of ultra-nationalism". Guardian. Retrieved August 22, 2010. 

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