Alleged Nazi teen had to pass online ‘test’ to prove hatred of Jews, jury hears
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Alleged Nazi teen had to pass online ‘test’ to prove hatred of Jews, jury hears

17-year-old who is charged with preparing for acts of terrorism after reportedly joining far-right extremist group Feuerkrieg Division appeared in court today

Birmingham Crown Court (Google Maps)
Birmingham Crown Court (Google Maps)

A jury at Birmingham Crown Court has heard how an alleged neo-Nazi teenager had a pass an online “test” to prove his hatred of Jews before being accepted into private chats.

The 17-year old from Rugby in Warwickshire, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is charged with preparing for acts of terrorism after joining Feuerkrieg Division (FKD) last summer, which he denies.

Prosecutors Matthew Brook told the court that the youth had wanted a firearm capable of “smashing heads” and asked a friend where he could buy a gun.

Given an online test to ensure he was a “worthy” of becoming an FKD recruit, he is alleged to have told fellow UK-based extremists that fascism was “the pursuit of restoring the natural order”, with Brook saying he wanted to provoke a race war.

Jurors were told the defendant also used the test to describe Jews as “a parasite which must be eradicated”.

The US-based Anti-Defamation League said FKD “calls for violence against their perceived enemies and destruction of ‘the system,’ or society at large, which they believe is controlled by the Jews”.

Brook said the FKD, which was set up in 2018, “believes violence – and in particular mass shootings – are good and will bring about a breakdown in society which will give them the opportunity to achieve their fascist aims”.

In an online exchange read to the jury, the youth is alleged to have said: “I’m getting armed and getting in shape. I’d urge everyone to do the same.”

The trial continues.

 

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