Wednesday 3 January 2018

Six alleged members of neo-Nazi, National Action group, arrested on suspicion of terror offences

Above, National Action members being humiliated in Liverpool, in 2015



Five men and a woman, believed to be part of the nazi terror group, National Action,  are being held at a police station in the West Midlands. West Midlands Police say a 28-year-old from Wolverhampton is among those to be detained by counter terror officers.


Others arrested  include a 26-year-old man from Cambridge, a 21-year-old from Banbury, in Oxfordshire, a 26-year-old from Leicester and a 24-year-old from Stockport and a 37-year-old woman also from Banbury.


They have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism, ie on suspicion of being members of a proscribed organisation National Action (NA). A number of properties are being searched in connection with the arrests.


The small fascist sect was banned in 2016 and, according to the Home Office, is “virulently racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic” and celebrated the death of MP Jo Cox on social media. Others linked to the group may well be nervous too, particularly those who have organised ‘training camps’ which National Action members have particapated  in. Groups have sprung up in the wake of  NA’s ban, such as Scottish Dawn, widely thought to be NA, under another name.


Last year Alexander Deakin, from Beacon Road, Great Barr, was charged with terror offences along with two other men over their alleged membership of the banned neo-Nazi group.


Sabby Dhalu, Joint Secretary of Unite Against Fascism said:

“These arrests point to much evidence that greater prominence must be given to the fight against far-right terrorism.

“There are clear double standards in the way we treat terrorism in the UK: media headlines and government announcements focus almost exclusively on terrorist activity by those claiming to be Muslims, while around a third of all suspected terrorist activity comes from the far right.

“The murder of Jo Cox and the outrage in Finsbury Park show that this is not a minor threat. Rather than demonising Muslims and contributing to Islamophobia, we call on politicians and the media to take the growing threat of far-right violence and terrorism as seriously as it does ISIS-type terrorism”

Weyman Bennett, Joint Secretary of Unite Against Fascism said:

“After being defeated at the ballot box and on the streets, the far-right is increasingly turning to violence and terrorism.

“Outrages such as the killing of Jo Cox, the murder of Mohammed Saleem and attacks on mosques and muslims,  show that the threat is real and must be taken seriously.

“National Action are despicable Nazis who use Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, homophobia and threats of violence to intimidate all who oppose their sick ideology. They are a tiny part of the growing threat of far-right terrorism which must be prioritised and defeated.

More can be found on National Action and their sordid history, here,

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