BUSINESS INSIDER: European intelligence agencies are deploying resources to track QAnon as the conspiracy theory spreads beyond the US, sources say
4 hours ago (OCT 13, 2020)
... A Belgian counter-terrorism official told Insider that many European services like his own are now rethinking an earlier decision to ignore QAnon as a solely American phenomenon.
A French police official based in Paris said that a long list of other concerns mean that significant resources have yet to be assigned to QAnon. But, he said, that could change.
"French love conspiracies, half our country thinks the Masons run the world and the other half thinks the Masons should," said the police official.
"I think the cult of Q will find adherents among the crazier parts of the [Yellow Vest] protesters and that there will be violence. But I wouldn't expect the French establishment to do much about crazy violent white people until someone gets killed."
Both the French and Belgian officials pointed to Germany as the most worrying venue for QAnon in Europe.
An official from the German domestic intelligence service, the Federal Service for the Protection of the Constitution, declined to comment directly.
But, when asked if a recent New York Times piece on the rising threat of QAnon in Germany was accurate, the official said "absolutely it is part of an overall concern about the radical right."