Neo- Nazis suspected of plotting Anti-Muslim terror attacks
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Tuesday August 15 2017
Citing police intelligence sources, the Sunday Times reports that the UK police are investigating around 40 people belonging to the Neo-Nazi movement on suspicion of attempting to prepare terror attacks targeting Muslims.
According to The Sunday Times, most of the suspects live in Yorkshire. The same sources believe their activity is likely to become more prominent after Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered in June 2016 by a suspected Neo-Nazi.
The suspects are under investigation for “proactively plotting” the attacks by familiarising themselves with the various Islamic institutions and community representatives, the newspaper said.
The Sunday Times also claims that a well-informed source said:
“The danger far-right extremists pose to national security is no different from Islamist terrorists. They do their research, they identify vulnerable targets and then they make a move. But they are more difficult to track than Islamists because they appear to be much better at operating under the radar. We’re anticipating more problems and attacks by neo-Nazis”.
In December 2016, National Action, the UK Neo-Nazi group that welcomed the murder of Cox, was proscribed as a terrorist organisation by the Home Secretary.
Cox’s murderer, Thomas Mair, was found guilty in November 2016. Media reports suggested that there was Nazi-related material found in his home.