Nazi group co-founder says members should blend in by dressing smart but must be ‘prepared to use boots and fists’, court heard

The co-founder of a neo-Nazi group helped recruit members into a ‘continuity’ group after it became the first fascist organization to be banned since World War II, a court has heard.

Alex Davies, 27, is charged with being a member of the outlawed organization National Action (NA), after it was banned on December 16, 2016. Barnaby Jameson QC, prosecuting, told the trial at Winchester Crown Court that the UK The government banned the group after it “terrorized” cities across the country with its call for “all-out race war”.

The move also came after the group ‘celebrated’ the murder of MP Jo Cox in June 2016. Members of the group had amassed an arsenal of weapons and dressed as paramilitaries for protests that featured anti-Semitic speech and called “traitors”. be gassed,” Mr. Jameson said.

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Following the ban, Davies set up the ‘continuity’ group NS131, which represented National Socialist Anti-Capitalist Action and which itself was later banned by the government, Mr Jameson said. The court heard that in January 2017 Davies was involved in organizing the spin-off organization, originally proposed to be called Southern Activist Network but later named NS131.

The jury was told that the band members used encrypted messaging services such as Wire Secure Messenger, Telegram and Tutanota Secure Email to communicate with each other. On April 3, 2017, the defendant sent a message on Wire where he talks about recruiting members and he says: “Yorkshire seems like a great place for us. As if we really should be recruiting like crazy.

On April 12, he posted a message on Wire stating, “I too am a bit paranoid. Since I am a famous person, trying to use insecure methods to reach people is risky. Then, on April 17, Davies sent another message to someone named Michael from the Southampton area of ​​Hampshire asking him to join the band.

Alex Davies arrives at Winchester Crown Court

Michael wrote: “I heard you were starting an activist group in the South West.” Davies replied, “Okay mate, yeah, we’ve got something in the South West.”

He added: “We are an informal group that does not have a specific name. I will explain more about how we are structured when we meet. We have a revolutionary socialist nationalist ideology.

To another prospective member, Davies wrote, “In my opinion, our people should be able to ‘swim’ amongst the general population without issue. We have to be inside the institutions in order to be able to influence things, and obviously you won’t last long if you’re too blatantly Nazi.

“That’s what Adolf did. At a formal meeting – smart clothes. In the street – SA wear. Except that today it’s suit and tie at the meeting and in the street it’s Stone Island and Fred Perry. I totally understand. We have to be smart but ready to use well-aimed boots and fists if necessary. No peace movement will go anywhere.

He added: “One criticism I would have to do with what we were doing with NA is that everything was provocative, which is great to get the papers but a bit more than that. Few ways to strengthen our support or organize our people into communities capable of withstanding the multiracial onslaught.

Davies, of Swansea, denies being a member of a banned organization between December 17, 2016 and September 27, 2017 and the trial is continuing.

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