Jewish leaders have called on the Government to ban a far-right group called the ‘Order of Nine Angles’ after Home Secretary Priti Patel asked Parliament to proscribe a similar outfit called Feuerkrieg Division.
They are among the most extreme neo-Nazi groups that Jewish security charities and anti-fascist campaigners have been warning about for months, as Board of Deputies’ vice-president Amanda Bowman urged ministers to go further.
“Far-right groups must not be given the time or space to endanger the safety of the Jewish community, other minorities or society as a whole,” she said.
“We thank the Community Security Trust and Hope Not Hate for campaigning on the issue of the Feuerkrieg Division and ministers for responding by proscribing this violent group as a terrorist organisation. Now is the time for the Government to go further and ban the far more dangerous Order of the Nine Angles.”
The Feuerkrieg Division, which operates across North America and Europe, is a white supremacist terrorist group founded less than two years ago whose members support violent race war.
Announcing the forthcoming ban, which could lead to its members serving ten years in jail, Patel said she was “determined to do everything I can to stop the spread of extreme ideologies that encourage and glorify terrorism”.
Earlier this year, Sonnenkrieg Division became the second right-wing group to be proscribed in the UK, after neo-Nazi group National Action became the first to be banned in December 2016.