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Neo-Nazi Teenager Who Described Himself As a ‘Natural Sadist’ Had a List of Targets and Called Hitler ‘A Brave Man,’ Court Hears

A neo-Nazi teenager who described himself as a “natural sadist” wrote in admiration of Adolf Hitler and deliberate an arson spree with Molotov cocktails on native synagogues, a court docket has heard.

The 16-year-old male, who can’t be named for authorized causes, additionally listed targets together with colleges, publish workplaces, bars and authorities buildings as places “worth attacking” in a manifesto that was seized by British police, in accordance with a report by the Press Association.

He additionally looked for firearms, knives and explosives, and was in communication with a gun auctioneer, earlier than his residence within the northern English metropolis of Durham was raided in March of this yr.

Police seized the manifesto titled “A Manual for practical and sensible guerrilla warfare against the kike system in the Durham City area, Sieg Heil”—along with a diary, books and laptop units.

Neo-Nazi Teenager Who Described Himself As a 'Natural Sadist' Had a List of Targets and Called Hitler 'A Brave Man,' Court Hears
A file photograph of on-line radicalisation. A 16-year-old teenager appeared in Manchester Crown Court after changing into a proponent of far-right views. Getty

Among the proof collected was a replica of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. A diary entry on the late Nazi chief’s birthday said: “A brave man to say the least.”

“Although maybe having written proof that I admire their number one enemy isn’t such a wise idea,” the journal entry additionally said. “I will however say that I one day hope to follow in his footsteps.”

In one other, he defined his “deep admiration” for Moors assassin Ian Brady who killed 5 youngsters.

“How wonderful it is to be an amoral individual,” he wrote. “I could not imagine dismissing someone as bad for such a petty and insignificant thing. Did those five deaths change the world?”

Others entries said: “I would consider myself a natural sadist,” and “In journal format, I hope to record events from now all the way to the inevitable race war.”

The teenager’s laptop units additionally confirmed searches for “lone-wolf” assaults carried out by the likes of Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh, the Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik and Columbine High School killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold one month earlier than his arrest.

He appeared in Manchester Crown Court the place a two-week trial is underway.

He denies costs in relation to the preparation of terrorists acts, disseminating a terrorist publication, possessing an article for a objective linked with terrorism and three counts of possessing a doc or document containing info prone to be helpful to a terrorist.

Michelle Nelson QC, prosecuting, advised the court docket that the 16-year-old had been a follower of right-wing ideology since 2016 and he got here to the eye of police for racist tweets in 2017.

His views additional hardened and radicalized with time, she mentioned, and he later adopted views of neo-Nazism and “accelerationism”—an concept which requires the acceleration of the demise of liberal democracy and by acts of violence.

He additionally joined a right-wing discussion board the place many of those concepts have been shared, Nelson mentioned.

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