Neo-Nazis threaten all Germans .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none; color:#000000;} .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink:hover { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:underline; color:#990000;} BERLIN - Attacks by neo-Nazis represent a danger to all Germans, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview published Friday, six days after a police chief was stabbed on his doorstep by suspected extremists.

"Whether as in this case it's a state official, or whenever other people fall prey to right-wing extremist attacks, these attacks are against us all," she told the Passauer Neue Presse.

The daily is the local newspaper in the southern city where the victim, Alois Mannichl, known for his strong stand against right-wing extremists, is police chief.

An ashen-faced Mannichl emerged from hospital Friday to address reporters and vowed to carry on with his work. "We must continue to fight against the extreme right," he said. "I will not go into hiding."

Saturday's attack, which left the officer seriously wounded, fuelled renewed calls for the banning of a notorious far-right party.

"The federal and regional states must continue to stand up against this threat and fight in a determined manner all extreme right organizations," Merkel said.

The chancellor said Thursday that the government was seriously considering ways to outlaw the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party, or NPD. The NPD has not been linked to date with the Passau stabbing. But, warned Merkel, "any action against the extreme right must be guaranteed to work as the worst result would be a second failure" to ban the NPD.