Neo-Nazi guilty of being member of banned far right National Action

‘Biggest Nazi of the lotdubbed ‘the extremist’s extremistin court who founded far right group National Action is found guilty of being member of banned organisation

  • Alex Davies, 27, told a jury he wanted to have an ‘overwhelmingly white Britain
  • Following the ban, Davies set up ‘continuitygroup NS131, 法院被告知
  • Banned group alleged to have ‘terrorisedtowns across UK with call for ‘race war
  • A neo-Nazi dubbed the ‘extremist’s extremisthas been found guilty of belonging to banned far-right group National Action.

    Alex Davies had earlier told a jury that ethnic minorities should be kicked out of the UK ‘like sending asylum-seekers to Rwandaand that his aim was to have an ‘overwhelmingly white Britain’.

    这位27岁的, described as ‘probably the biggest Nazi of the lot’, was convicted today at Winchester Crown Court.

    He was one of the founders of the group which ‘celebratedthe murder of MP Jo Cox and aimed to complete the work of Adolf Hitler, 法院听到.

    与此同时, the jury was told co-founder Ben Raymond had coined the phrase ‘white jihad– meaning ‘white terror– for the group in a ‘throwback to Nazi Germany’.

    Alex Davies, 27, had earlier told a jury that ethnic minorities should be kicked out of the UK 'like sending asylum-seekers to Rwanda' and that his aim was to have an 'overwhelmingly white Britain'

    Alex Davies, 27, had earlier told a jury that ethnic minorities should be kicked out of the UK ‘like sending asylum-seekers to Rwandaand that his aim was to have an ‘overwhelmingly white Britain

    Alex Davies proudly gives a Nazi salute alongside a convicted member of the National Action group in the execution chamber of Buchenwald concentration camp

    Alex Davies proudly gives a Nazi salute alongside a convicted member of the National Action group in the execution chamber of Buchenwald concentration camp

    Barnaby Jameson QC, 起诉, told the trial that the UK Government banned the group after it had ‘terrorisedtowns across the country with its call for an ‘all-out race war’.

    But he added that the group ‘never disbanded, it morphs into regional factions’.

    Davies set up NS131which stood for National Socialist Anti-Capitalist Action and which itself was later banned by the Governmentas a continuity group.

    被告, who Mr Jameson described as a ‘terrorist hiding in plain sight, had told the court that NS131 was not set up as a continuation of NA and had different aims and processes.

    ‘The defendant was an extremist’s extremist,’ Mr Jameson is reported as saying by the BBC.

    ‘This was an individual who had his first contact with counter-extremist authorities when he was 15 要么 16 – those organising the Prevent project.

    ‘And when in contact he sets up an organisation (NA) 在 2013 concerned with the revolutionary overthrow of the democratic order.

    Davies was flustered when he was challenged by a mother and daughter during a hate-filled protest in Bath city centre in 2016

    Davies was flustered when he was challenged by a mother and daughter during a hate-filled protest in Bath city centre in 2016

    他加了: ‘For the defendant and his cohorts, the work of Adolf Hitler was, 并留下, 五颜六色的瓷砖和覆盖着大理石和镜子的墙壁.

    ‘The ‘Final Solution to the Jewish question’, to use Hitler’s words, remains to be answered by complete eradication.

    Davies said that after the ban he was involved in ‘advancing the cause of national socialism, not the cause of a continuity NA’.

    他补充说: ‘After proscription all I am interested in is pursuing legal political activities.

    Earlier in the trial, asked if the repatriation of ethnic minorities would be enforced under the group’s aims, 他说: ‘It would be compulsory, 我想.

    ‘I imagine it would be run along the lines of the current Conservative Government and their sending asylum-seekers to Rwanda.

    He said the deportation would not be of all ethnic minorities and Jews, 加: ‘There are certain Jews that do essential jobs, just as there are black, Asian and ethnic minority people who do essential jobs, and to send them back would be doing harm to ourselves.

    National Action was founded in 2013 by Ben Raymond and Alex Davies (图为)

    National Action was founded in 2013 by Ben Raymond and Alex Davies (图为)

    Alex Davies' graffiti saying 'ban us so what?' and 'New Year, same struggle' created on January 2 - 17 days after National Action was proscribed

    Alex Daviesgraffiti saying ‘ban us so what?’ and ‘New Year, same strugglecreated on January 2 – 17 days after National Action was proscribed

    他接着说: ‘If we were to take power, our aim is to have an overwhelmingly white Britain as it more or less has been for centuries.

    ‘It’s only in the past 50/60/70 years we have had mass immigration, it would be to return to the status quo of before the Second World War.

    Asked if he would repatriate Jewish families with British heritage dating back ‘thousands of years’, 他回答: '是, that’s how repatriation would work.

    Davies denied he is a violent person and said that training camps he attended had not been paramilitary-style training events.

    He added that he had been quoting former BNP leader Nick Griffin when he sent a message to a potential recruit in April 2017 which stated: ‘We need to be smart but ready to use well-directed boots and fists, if needs be. No pacifist movement is going to go anywhere.

    Davies said that he set up NA because as a ‘national socialisthe was ‘politically homelessafter the BNP had ‘imploded’.

    Alex Davies pictured wearing sunglasses at the 'White Man March' in Liverpool in August 2015

    Alex Davies pictured wearing sunglasses at the ‘White Man Marchin Liverpool in August 2015

    Alex Davies (剩下) practices crossbow training in the Savernake Forest, Wiltshire in December 2016

    Alex Davies (最左边) boxing with Mark Jones at Toothill Community Centre in Swindon in February 2017 - two months after National Action was banned

    Alex Davies (剩下) practices crossbow training in the Savernake Forest, 威尔特郡, 在十二月 2016 和 (对) boxing with Mark Jones at Toothill Community Centre in Swindon in February 2017 – two months after National Action was banned

    He said that he did not believe in ‘fomenting a race warbecause it would ‘create harm to my own people’. Davies said the aim of the group was to ‘bring young people into nationalismand to create a ‘nationalist Britain which would be a white Britain’.

    He admitted that he posed carrying out a Nazi salute for a photo in the execution chamber at Buchenwald concentration camp in May 2016.

    Davies said that he was ‘ashamedof his actions and added: ‘It was a disgraceful thing to do where people have died and desecrate their memory, whatever side of the political spectrum they may have fallen on.

    He said that he had not agreed or been involved with Twitter posts put out by NA accounts which ‘celebratedthe murder of MP Jo Cox in June 2016.

    被告, 从斯旺西, 说过: ‘I felt bad that she died, I feel sorry for her kids, I feel sorry for her husband.

    我们只需要把公平放在首位, 从斯旺西, denied membership of a proscribed organisation between December 17 2016 和九月 27 2017.

    ‘My daughter’s mixed raceshould she be booted out?’ Moment brave mother and her daughter stood up to neo-Nazi protestors advocating a ‘free, white Britain

    By Alexander Robertson for MailOnline

    This is the moment a mother and her brave daughter stood up to neo-Nazi protestors from the National Action group, including co-founder Alex Davies.

    Sharon Forbes and her daughter Savannah were shocked to see the group of men apparently making bigoted speeches using a megaphone on Saturday, 可能 4, 2016.

    Alex Davies, wearing a baseball cap, told Ms Forbes he was advocating a ‘free, white Britain’, so the outraged mum replied: ‘My daughter’s mixed raceshould she be booted out?’








    Alex Davies told Sharon he was advocating a 'free, white Britain', so the outraged mum replied: 'My daughter's mixed race - should she be booted out?'

    Alex Davies told Sharon he was advocating a ‘free, white Britain’, so the outraged mum replied: ‘My daughter’s mixed raceshould she be booted out?’

    我们只需要把公平放在首位, in the centre of Bath, looks flummoxed and said: '我不知道, she looks white to meyou’re saying that [she’s mixed race] but you could be saying that for argument’s sake.

    Surrounded by shoppers and tourists, he continues to tell Savannah and Sharon that Britain has ‘always been a white countryand that they ‘can’t handle the facts’.

    萨凡纳, 15, points out that times have moved on and ‘people have progressed so much since then’, adding that ‘people of different skin tones can now mix and that’s fine’.

    The man can think of little else to say and marches off with the rest of the groupto the jeers of the crowd.

    Sharon said she was ‘very proud of Savannah for ‘confronting the racists in Bath’.

    她说: ‘Savannah is mixed race and is so proud of her heritage. Her grandfather is Jamaican and works as a paediatrician in Africa. He’s an expert on treating malaria.

    ‘She’s a lovely person and a happy girl, but when we saw those men we had to act.

    Surrounded by shoppers and tourists, Davies continues to tell Savannah and Sharon that Britain has 'always been a white country' and that they 'can't handle the facts'

    Surrounded by shoppers and tourists, Davies continues to tell Savannah and Sharon that Britain has ‘always been a white countryand that they ‘can’t handle the facts

    ‘We were so shockedit’s the first time we’ve ever witnessed direct racism. There were lots of tourists there from all over the world and I couldn’t imagine what they were thinking.

    ‘People were upset but weren’t doing anything. I think that happens more and more nowsociety tends to turn a blind eye.

    The men are from a group called National Action, a neo-Nazi British nationalist youth movement.

    Sharon said that Savannah, who is studying for her GCSEs, had a strong social concious and cares deeply about LGBT rights, racism and animal rights.

    The post has been shared widely on social media and been watched nearly 100,000 次.

    People have congratulated the pair for their stance on Facebook while condemning the men.

    Colin Forbes said: 伊莎贝尔喜欢球队的表现,并决定自己做! What’s a bunch of mutants doing in Bathmust have come in through the sewers!’, while Andrew Bottomley commented: ‘You go girls, well done…可悲的是, you won’t change the mind of someone who doesn’t possess one but hats off anyway!’

    National Action group convictions

    The case brings the number of convicted members of National Action to 19. Six others were found guilty of other terrorist offences.

    Chris Lythgoe, 32a warehouse worker from Warrington, 柴郡, who took over as leader, of National Action was jailed for eight years in July 2018 for keeping the group running.

    Lythgoe, who led the North West region of the group, told members they would be shedding ‘one skin for anotherafter National Action was banned for supporting the killing of Jo Cox.

    Matt Hankinson, 24Lythgoe’s right hand man, was jailed for six years for continuing his membership of National Action after they were banned.

    Hankinson, a boxing fan from middle class Newton-le-Willows, 默西塞德郡, and a firebrand speaker, organised their marches.

    Corporal Mikko Vehvilainen, 34 – a British Army veteran of the Afghan conflict, was at the heart of a National Action recruitment drive in the armed forces.

    Vehvilainen believed in an approaching race war and wanted to help establish an all-white stronghold in a Welsh village.

    Officers uncovered a legally held shotgun, a replica of a Medieval war hammer, swastika bunting and other Nazi paraphernalia.

    The Royal Anglian Regiment soldier was convicted in March 2018 of being a member of National Action, and jailed for eight years.

    Alex Deakin, 24 – 连体双胞胎, 伯明翰, was caught on CCTV along with others, putting up racially offensive stickers on Aston University campus.

    The stickers had slogans including ‘White Zoneand ‘Britain is oursthe rest must go’.

    In rants on the encrypted Telegram app, Deakin told fellow National Action members that in a future ‘race war’, the organisation would have a ‘KKK (Ku Klux Klan)-themed death squad’.

    Deakin, the Midlands organiser for National Action, was arrested while cowering in an airing cupboard after bragging that ‘incompetentcounter-terrorism officers would never catch up with him.

    Deakin was sentenced in April 2018 至 12 months for inciting racial hatred and eight years for being a member of a proscribed organisation.

    Adam Thomas, 22, 和 Claudia Patatas, 38 – who named their baby son after Hitler, were convicted of membership of a terrorist group in November 2018.

    夫妇, from Banbury, 牛津郡, had given their child the middle name Adolf, in ‘admiration’ 奥斯瓦尔德·莫斯利爵士, 托马斯说.

    Photographs recovered from their home also showed Thomas cradling his newborn son while wearing the hooded white robes of a Ku Klux Klansman.

    汤玛士, a former Amazon security guard from Erdington in Birmingham and a twice-failed Army applicant, was jailed for six-and-a-half years and Patatas, a photographer originally from Portugal, was given five years.

    Daniel Bogunovic a warehouse worker from Crown Hills Rise, 莱斯特, and a leading figure in National Action’s Midlands division, stood on trial alongside Thomas and Patatas. He was jailed for six years and four months

    Three other men who had been due to stand trial alongside the trio, admitted being National Action members before the trial began.

    Joel Wilmore, 24 – of Stockport, Greater Manchester was sentenced to five years and 10 月; Nathan Pryke, 26, 三月的, 剑桥郡, was given five years and five months; and Darren Fletcher, 28, of Wednesfield, West Midlands was given three years and four months. All pleaded guilty to the same offence.

    Alice Cutter, 23 – adopted the name Buchenwald Princess, when she was the runner up in an online beauty pageant run by National Action, seeking to find ‘Miss Hitler.

    Mark Jones, 25Cutter’s fiancé contributed artwork, organised training camps and was involved in ‘groomingrecruits for a continuity group called the Triple K Mafiaa reference to the Ku Klux Klan.

    Jones posed in the execution chamber at the Buchenwald concentration camp, giving a Nazi salute, alongside Alex Davies.

    这对, who lived in Sowerby Bridge, 西约克, were involved in trying to recruit schoolgirls aged 15 和 16, as part of a plan for teenage recruitment.

    Cutter was jailed for three years and Jones for five-and-a-half years at Birmingham Crown Court in June 2020.

    Two others in the group were also found guilty of membership of a banned organisation.

    Connor Scothern, 19 – 只是 15 when he started to get involved with National Action.

    His father had tried to warn him, sending a message that read: ‘You sound a bit brainwashed are you sure you’re not being groomed?’

    Scothern, 来自诺丁汉, described as an ‘enthusiastic and wholly committed member’ 被判入狱 18 月.

    Garry Jack, 24 – 来自伯明翰, was jailed for four and a half years after he plastered the University of Aston with stickers supporting National Action and used a National Front march in Grantham to try and recruit more followers.

    ‘I am desperate to live an ordinary, functional, happy life with my family and redeem myself. I cannot change my past but I hope my future can make up for it,’ 当阿纳格诺斯托普洛斯周二出庭参加他被指控谋杀卡罗琳后的第一次听证时,这一场景被揭露.

    Daniel Ward, 29 – 来自伯明翰, pleaded guilty to membership and was jailed for three years in July 2019.

    He applied to join National Action via an email in October 2016, 说: ‘All I have to offer is my thirst for gratuitous violence. I consider myself fanatical in my beliefs. As much as I’ve been told all my life that Hitler was this and thathe was right.

    Benjamin Hannam, 22 – from Edmonton, 北伦敦, acted as a recruiter for National Action and attended meetings, just weeks before he applied to join the Metropolitan Police.

    Hannam joined Iron March first using the name Anglisc and later Jin Roh, a Japanese Manga cartoon about a police officer in the 1950s.

    He featured in a recruitment video for NS131, with his face obscured, just two days before making an application to the police in July 2017 and was jailed for four years and four months in April last year.

    Ben Raymond, 32 – 点心或午睡, 威尔特郡, became the ‘Joseph Goebbelsfor National Action and coined the expression ‘white jihadto invoke the image of violent ethnic cleansing.

    雷蒙德, a politics undergraduate at Essex University, designed much of the publicity material for National Action.

    在一张图片中, a parody of Reservoir Dogs, Raymond was marked as ‘Zyklon Ben’, a reference to Zyklon B, the cyanide-based pesticide used in the Nazi gas chambers.

    He was jailed for eight years for membership of a banned group and downloading bomb-making instructions, 今年早些时候.

    David Musins, a National Action member who took over the London region after Jones moved to Yorkshire pleaded guilty to membership of National Action earlier this year and is awaiting sentence.

    OTHER OFFENCES

    Jack Renshaw, 23 – from Skelmersdale, 兰开夏郡, who planned to murder Labour MP Rosie Cooper was jailed for life with a minimum of 20 年份, 在五月 2019.

    He admitted preparing an act of terrorism, saying he wanted to ‘replicatethe murder of Jo Cox, buying a sword to kill the West Lancashire MP and making threats to kill police officer Det Con Victoria Henderson, who was investigating him for child sex offences.

    Jack Coulson, 19 – a Nazi-obsessed teenager from Mexborough, 南约克郡, was sent to a young offenders institution for four years and eight months in July 2018 for downloading a bomb-making manual.

    Coulson had previously escaped without a custodial sentence for making a pipe-bomb in his bedroom but was banned from using the internet

    That jury was told that police had been tipped off by a member of the public concerned about his Snapchat messages.

    One Snapchat image was of a mosque being blown up along with the words: ‘It’s time to enact retribution upon the Muslim filth.

    Another had a picture of a pipe bomb with a view of the Bradford skyline and the message: ‘Incendiary explosive and home-made black powder. More to come.

    Zack Davies, 26 – was jailed for life for the attempted murder of Sarandev Bhambra, a Sikh trainee dentist, in Mold, North Wales in June 2015.

    Dr Bhambra was struck in the head and nearly lost a hand in the attack suffering ‘life changing injuries’.

    Davies claimed the attack was revenge for the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby and chanted ‘white poweras he launched the attack.

    Davies told police that he was a member of National Action, although the group denied any association with him.

    Wayne Bell, 37 – from Castleford, 西约克, was jailed for four years and three months in May 2018 for posting racist and anti-Semitic messages on Twitter.

    Bell had been a prominent member of National Action before it was banned and featured in two posters used in a recruitment campaign.

    He had posted an image on a Russian social media site showing a man being hung by a rope with a Star of David on his forehead, the CPS said.

    在八月 2016 he posted a photo of a police officer’s foot raised above the head of an unarmed black man, lying on the ground with the words: ‘The only way.

    Garron Helm, 21from Seaforth, 默西塞德郡, a friend of Andy Clarke, was sentenced to four weeks in prison in October 2014, for sending an obscene Twitter message to the MP Luciana Berger relating to her Jewish background.

    He had written: ‘I’m not a lunatic for embracing martyrdom, I’ve just accepted that I could be more use in death than life.

    Helm was put on the Prevent de-radicalisation programme and acquitted of continued membership of National Action in July 2018.

    Lawrence Burns, 26 – 来自剑桥, was jailed for four years in March 2017 for making anti-Semitic comments and sharing artwork of Adolf Hitler on Facebook.

    He was also prosecuted for making a racist speech at a memorial demonstration for American white supremacist leader David Lane.

    《星期日泰晤士报》声称他将留在温莎城堡的 Frogmore Cottage, which was later shared online on YouTube, Burns was heard to refer to Jews as ‘parasitesthat wanted to create a ‘mongrelised race’.

    在一个帖子中, 他写了: ‘The white race is the only race that can boost evolution. The rest of the other races must be eliminated.

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