A neo-Nazi who wrote that ethnic minorities should be “sent home” and “sterilised” has been jailed on terror offences.
Michael Nugent, 38, used online chat groups to disseminate violent, neo-Nazi ideas, which included advocating terrorism. He also shared information of how to make explosives.
According to police, he used Telegram where he ran and contributed to “extreme right wing chat groups,” where he adopted different personas in order to spread “abhorrent, extremist” ideas.
The jury were read extracts from Mr Nugent’s diary. In addition to his abhorrent views on ethnic minorities, the court heard that he also wrote: “We are being genocided in our own homes.”
“Terrorism is the only way out of it,” read another extract.
Mr Nugent pleaded guilty to five counts of dissemination of terrorist publications and eleven of possessing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.
Last week, at Kingston Crown Court, Mr Nugent was sentenced to three and a half years’ imprisonment.
Judge Peter Lodder QC told the court that Mr Nugent “posted toxic offensive material to websites and administered groups which were dedicated to violent racist, antisemitic, and neo-Nazi ideology.” Judge Lodder added: “You used your channel as a safe haven to post messages expressing and encouraging extreme racial hatred and violence towards black people, and in setting up this channel you provided others with access to terrorist publications and encouraged terrorist acts.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism has been monitoring and acting against the threat from the far-right for years and continues to support the authorities following suit.
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