Wednesday, September 28, 2022

UK plans to ban white supremacist group

The government is taking steps to ban another white supremacist group in the UK.

The Home Secretary wants to outlaw Base as a terrorist organization.

The Home Office said that Priti Patel is asking parliament to prosecute “extreme right-wing terrorist group The Base, a predominantly US-based extremist white supremacist organization seeking to establish a white ethno-state.” has been

According to the department, the group was first formed in 2018 and shares many of its objectives and ideologies with the Atomwaffen Division and its nickname, the National Socialist Order, which was banned earlier this year.

The Home Office stated that the base has observed and promoted the use of violence in an attempt to establish a fascist, white ethnic-state through “race war”, and members are known to engage in weapons and explosives training. is”, the Home Office said. .

Its founder has also published a series of videos under his alias covering topics including ‘Lone Wolf’ activity, advocacy of guerrilla warfare, and headless resistance.

“In January 2020, alleged members of the group were arrested in the US, who had been under FBI surveillance for months.”

The proposal will now be debated and, subject to approval, will go into effect later this week.

It would be a criminal offense to be a member of the group or to invite support for the group, with those found guilty facing up to 14 years in prison as the maximum punishment was increased under the Terrorism and Punishment Act 2021.

Ms Patel said: “We continue to take strong action against rogue white supremacist groups that target vulnerable people around the world for engaging in their hateful ideologies and ill-advised propaganda of violence.

“I am committed to making it as difficult as possible for these organizations to operate in the UK, by banning these organizations and increasing penalties for membership or endorsement, in order to protect the public and our national security.”

Bess would become the fifth such group to be banned in the UK, and one of three to be banned last year.

by Flora Thompson

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