Jailed neo-Nazi anti-LGBT + terror group ‘propaganda chief’

Ben Raymond, co-founder of the neo-Nazi terrorist group National Action. (BBC)

The co-founder and “propaganda chief” of the neo-Nazi anti-LGBT + terrorist group National Action has been jailed after promoting “extreme racial violence” among young people.

In 2013, Ben Raymond, 32, co-founded National Action, a neo-Nazi group described as “virulently racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic” by the Interior Ministry.

He went on to become “propaganda chief” for the group, which was banned in 2016 under the Terrorism Act 2000, making it the first far-right group to be banned since World War II. .

After the terrorist group was banned, Raymond helped the organization mutate into a new group called “NS131 – National Socialist Anti-Capitalist Action”, according to the Press Association.

In Bristol Crown Court, Raymond was convicted by a jury of being a member of the banned terrorist group, as well as two counts of possession of a document or a record of use by a terrorist .

The documents were “2083 – Declaration of European Independence” by Anders Breivik, a far-right Norwegian terrorist, and published on the same day he committed the deadliest mass shooting in history, and “Homemade Detonators By Ragnar Benson. He was acquitted of four similar charges.

Judge Christopher Parker QC has given Raymond an extended sentence of 10 years, including two years with a license, and he will be watched for 15 years under the notification requirements of the Terrorism Act.

He must serve at least five years and four months behind bars before he can be granted parole.

Condemning Raymond, Parker said he used propaganda material to recruit and “prepare” young people.

“You intended the material to be used to recruit new members, and in particular new young members,” he said.

“It is clear that this propaganda material was aimed at these young people. Indeed, these young people risked being led by your material to commit acts of extreme racial violence. [with] which Action Nationale undoubtedly had sympathy.

In 2015, Raymond was interviewed by the BBC for a show called Radicals: the proud racist.

In the interview, he said that an “ideal Britain should be a white Britain”, and said he was a “comfortable racist”. He also called National Action “Nazi and proud,” and said Hitler was a “role model.”

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