Words: Alastair James; pictures: Pexels
A neo-Nazi who described gay people as “degenerate” and aimed to “stir up a race war”, as well as being responsible for creating vile propaganda has been jailed for seven years.
24-year-old Andrew Dymock from Bath was found guilty in June for a number of offences including encouraging terrorism and stirring up racial hatred and hatred based on sexual orientation.
The Aberystwyth student also had a “prominent role” in the banned System Resistance Network online between 2017 and 2018.
“A wholly misguided individual”
iNews reports that Dymock “preached zero tolerance” of non-white, Jewish and Mulsim Communities, while also describing homosexuality a “disease”.
In 2017 he published an article claiming gay people “are simply degenerate and must be purged from society for the greater good”.
He was reportedly “ousted” from SRN in 2018 and formed his own extremist group, which has also been banned, and was arrested in June when trying to board a plane to the US.
In June of this year, Dymock was found guilty on five charges of encouraging terrorism, two of fundraising for terrorism, four counts of disseminating terrorist publications, possessing a terrorist document, stirring up racial hatred and hatred based on sexual orientation, and possessing racially inflammatory material.
On Wednesday (21 July), Judge Mark Dennis QC described Dymock as “a wholly misguided individual,” who chose to take the “path of dreadful bigotry, intolerance and hatred towards other members of our society solely on the basis of their race, creed or sexual orientation.”
Andrew Dymock is a dangerous manipulative nazi who encouraged his followers, including teenagers, to become involved in terrorism. He was an active member of nazi-occult group the Order of Nine Angles. It is welcome that he now faces years in prison. https://t.co/WqaLOrzKhW— HOPE not hate (@hopenothate) July 21, 2021
The anti-extremist group, Hope Not Hate, said after the sentencing that Dymock was responsible for “some of the most vile and violent Nazi propaganda we have ever seen”.
In a tweet they described Dymock as “a dangerous manipulative nazi who encouraged his followers, including teenagers, to become involved in terrorism,” and welcomed his sentence.
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