Member of dangerous UK neo-Nazi group convicted of terror charges – #terror

The co-founder of a UK neo-Nazi group described as “racist, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, with an ethnic cleansing agenda which advocated attacks on LGBTQ+ people” has been convicted today of being a member of a banned extreme right-wing terrorist organisation. Ben Raymond, aged 32, from Swindon, was found guilty on Tuesday (30th November) at Bristol Crown Court following a four-week trial. The guilty verdicts were returned on the charge of Raymond being a member of the proscribed group National Action and two charges of possessing terrorist information, including bomb-making guides. The court heard disturbing details about National Action and how members of the neo-Nazi group had access to a pump-action shotgun, a machete, a crossbow, CS gas and rifles. Raymond was the co-founder of the terror group National Action which was formed in 2013, and in December 2016 it became the first right-wing organisation to be banned by the government since the British Union of Fascists was outlawed in 1940.

via iambirmingham: Member of dangerous UK neo-Nazi group convicted of terror charges  Rangzeb Hussain

siehe auch: Co-Founder of UK Neo-Nazi Group National Action Convicted on Terror Charges. One of the most prominent members of a far-right neo-Nazi terrorist group in the United Kingdom has been found guilty of remaining involved with the organization after it was proscribed by the British government. Ben Raymond was one of the founders of National Action, which was banned in 2016 under UK anti-terrorism laws, though it continues to be active underground. Raymond was convicted Tuesday of possessing terrorist reading materials and membership in an illegal organization by the Bristol Crown Court, the Independent reported. Documents cited included a manifesto by Norwegian far-right terrorist Anders Breivik, who murdered 77 people in two terror attacks in July 2011, and a book on constructing explosives; ‘Head of propaganda’ for UK neo-Nazi group faces jail after conviction. Ben Raymond was found guilty of membership of far-right group NS131, which promoted racial hatred; A British fascist said to have inspired a generation of “bedroom terrorists” was convicted under UK terror laws on Tuesday, for acting as “head of propaganda” for a banned neo-Nazi terror group. Ben Raymond, a 32-year-old from Swindon, co-founded the racist organisation National Action in 2013 – promoting ethnic cleansing, attacks on LGBTQ+ people and a race war. It was banned in 2016, becoming the first British far-right group outlawed since Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists, but Raymond morphed the group into National Socialist Anti-Capitalist Action (NS131). Prosecutors said Raymond did not stockpile weapons nor plot attacks himself but was the group’s propaganda chief and public figurehead, digitally spreading its hateful ideology. “His jihad was fought with words and images,” prosecutor Barnaby Jameson QC told Bristol crown court, during the three-week trial. “He was, like Joseph Goebbels of the original cabal of Nazis, the natural head of propaganda. “He gave media interviews, setting out the group’s virulent ethnic cleansing agenda to the media with sometimes transcendental calm. Other times his message was more direct.” Raymond did not give evidence in his defence. He denied being a member of a banned organisation under section 11 of the 2000 Terrorism Act.