- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 31, 2002

BERLIN German police who arrested a man thought to be the leader of one of the country's most notorious neo-Nazi heavy metal bands say they found during questioning that he was a secret agent.
The man, who has been named only as "Tilo S," is said to be the only permanent member of the banned music group White Aryan Rebels.
Its album, "Notes of Hate," provoked outrage last year by mentioning tennis player Boris Becker's children, then aged 1 and 6, among a list of high-profile people on a song called, "The Bullet Is for You."
The mix-up over "Tilo S" has sparked a dispute between the police force, which arrested the 27-year-old man in Berlin, and the German intelligence agency, which apparently had recruited him for information about neo-fascist organizations.
The Brandenburg interior minister, Jorg Schonbohm, confirmed that an agent of the state's counterintelligence organization was arrested by Berlin police, but denied that he was the head of the band.
He said the Berlin arrest had not been coordinated with the Brandenburg authorities. Berlin police officials have refused to comment on what they say is a continuing investigation.

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