Harry Parris became exposed to extremist views during the pandemic Jonathan Morris and PA Media Reporter Published 15 March 2024 A man who posted pictures, videos and comments online glorifying Nazis and calling for the extermination of Jews has been jailed for two years and nine months. Harry Parris, 22, of Bittaford near Plymouth in Devon, admitted four offences of posting the material and encouraging terrorism on Telegram and BitChute between 2019 and 2021. He had also admitted six offences of having documents likely to be useful to a person preparing acts of terrorism. Winchester Crown Court heard he became exposed to extremist views during the Covid-19 pandemic. While sentencing Parris, Judge Jane Miller KC said the defendant, who had been diagnosed with ADHD, had become isolated during the pandemic and had joined an extreme right-wing organisation. He also joined Telegram online messaging groups “dedicated to promoting neo-Nazi content and sharing incitements to violence”. Parris had also become the administrator of a Telegram channel which the judge said included posts that were “explicitly racist and some of which could be seen as a direct call for action”. She added: “You insulted many sections of society including Jews, Christians, black people, Africans, gypsies, and those from east Asia. “You glorified the Nazis suggesting all Jews and gypsies should be exterminated.” Parris also posted an image of himself doing the Nazi salute as well as other posts with offensive slogans. ‘Abhorrent’ posts The court heard the defendant also posted “deeply offensive videos”. Among them was a voiceover of a video featuring Brenton Tarrant, who killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2019.

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