Harry Vaughan had admitted 14 terror offences and two of downloading indecent images of children A neo-Nazi teenager who encouraged terror attacks and downloaded indecent images of young children has been spared jail. Harry Vaughan, 18, made extremist propaganda and joined a spin-off of the National Action terrorist group. He admitted 14 terror offences, including encouraging terrorism, and two of downloading indecent images of children that were linked to occult beliefs and Satanism. The teenager was handed a suspended prison sentence at the Old Bailey on Monday. (…) “Vaughan had an entrenched extreme right-wing racist mindset, as well as an interest in explosives, firearms and violence more generally,” he told the court. “His posters endorse Nazism, violence, terrorism and acts by lone wolves.” Between early 2018 and his arrest in June 2019, he was active across online platforms including a forum dedicated to fascism, “free speech” social network Gab and Discord messaging service. Vaughan created and spread neo-Nazi posters, including some featuring images of Auschwitz and guns, with SRN’s network and that of Sonnenkrieg Division. He also created an “idiots’ guide” for fellow extremists wanting to make their own propaganda, which was inspired by the Siege ideology of American neo-Nazi James Mason. (…) A specialist report concluded that the teenager followed a hybrid of occult “left-hand path” ideology and neo-Nazi accelerationism, which advocates terror attacks to bring about a race war.

via independent: Neo-Nazi teenager spared jail for encouraging terror attacks

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