The American neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division will be labeled a terrorist organization in the United Kingdom. According to Home Secretary Priti Patel, the group has been linked to inspiring a number of terror acts in the UK. The group is linked to at least five murders in the U.S. The UK law would also cover National Socialist Order, another name under which the neo-Nazi group operates. (…) As precedent, the UK has previously outlawed similar neo-Nazi groups National Action, Sonnenkrieg Division and Feuerkrieg Division. Prosecutors in the UK have linked all four groups to dozens of terror attacks or disrupted terror plots.

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siehe auch: US neo-Nazi group should be banned in UK, home secretary says. An American neo-Nazi group linked to five murders in the US should be banned in the UK as a terrorist organisation, the government has said. Home Secretary Priti Patel will ask for permission from MPs to outlaw the group called Atomwaffen Division (AWD). Prosecutors have cited AWD as an influence on a number of teenagers in the UK convicted of terror offences. Ms Patel said she was taking action “to protect young and vulnerable people from being radicalised”. AWD would be the fourth neo-Nazi group to be banned in the UK, joining National Action, Sonnenkrieg Division and Feuerkrieg Division. A formal ban, which will come into effect this week if the move is approved in Parliament, will make it a terror offence to be a member of the group or invite support for it. The government will list National Socialist Order as a formal alias of AWD, meaning it is assessed to be the same organisation. (…) It is part of a network of groups generated by a now defunct neo-Nazi internet forum called Iron March, which was based in Russia. The British organisation National Action – itself banned in 2016 – emerged from the same space and inspired AWD. The American group, in turn, influenced a series of other organisations, including a British version of AWD called Sonnenkrieg Division, which was exposed by the BBC in 2018 and outlawed in its own right last year. In the US, people linked to AWD have been responsible for five murders, explosives offences, and hate crimes. Prosecutors in several UK terror cases have cited AWD’s example as an influence on a number of teenagers, including: The youngest person convicted of planning a terror attack in the UK
The youngest person in the UK to commit a terror offence, which he did aged 13 A boy jailed last year for preparing acts of terrorism The son of a House of Lords clerk who admitted 14 terror offences Several people linked to the Sonnenkrieg Division have also been jailed. Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “Vile and racist white supremacist groups like this exist to spread hate, sow division and advocate the use of violence to further their sick ideologies.

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