Nazi Jack Renshall Found Guilty of Terrorism

From the imaginary Nazis and anti-Semites created by the smears and libels of the Israel lobby to the real, odious thing. I got this message yesterday from Jemma Levene, the deputy director of the anti-racism/ anti-religious extremism organisation Hope Not Hate:

I am at the Old Bailey and there’s big news I want to share with you: neo-nazi Jack Renshaw is GUILTY of preparing acts of terrorism. He now faces years in jail.

Renshaw planned to murder his local MP and a female police officer. He was stopped in his tracks by HOPE not hate.

Separately, Christopher Lythgoe, the leader of the nazi ‘National Action’ terrorist group, and another prominent member, Matthew Hankinson, have been found guilty of membership of a banned organisation. They’ve been jailed.

Work by our research team, and a source inside the organisation, led to these convictions and the saving of a life.

We’ve been central to this story for more than a year now – from revealing the plot to the police through to giving evidence in court.

For legal reasons there’s a limit to what we’re allowed to say about this case. Once we’re allowed to say more, I’ll make sure to let HOPE not hate supporters know the full story.

Thanks for now,


Jemma Levene
Deputy Director, HOPE not hate

Renshaw was a leading member of the banned Nazi group, National Action. This was banned a few years ago as a terrorist organisation. And he really does believe all the vile, poisonous conspiracy theories about the Jews. The report on Hope Not Hate’s website states that he wanted to kill his MP, Rosie Cooper, because she was the ‘local representative of the Jewish-controlled state’.

The conspiracy was uncovered by Hope Not Hate’s mole in the organisation, Robbie Mullen, who broke cover to report the plot to the police. Levene says of him

“Society owes a debt of gratitude to Robbie Mullen for the brave work he’s undertaken, at great sacrifice to himself. He had to walk out of his job, go into hiding and now has to spend the rest of his life knowing that there’s a target on his back. He knew the risks he was taking by stepping forward to give evidence, but he knew he had to save Rosie’s life.”

She also makes the point that as British Fascist groups dwindle to an insignificant handful of members, so they are becoming increasingly violent. She says

“This case should remind everyone of the ongoing threat posed by the British far right. While numerically small and splintered, the British far right is growing in violence. This case has brought National Action to its knees, but we must remain vigilant to the far right’s ongoing threat. With such confrontational and violent rhetoric, much of it around an impending civil war, we can sadly expect others on the British far right to move towards terrorism.”

There’s a very ugly video on YouTube put up by the Fascists, which predicts that some time in the next decade there will be a civil war in this country between ‘Nationalists’ and the people of colour, who have recently made their homes in this great nation. For the islamophobic right, the threat is specifically posed by Muslims. A year or so ago a Kipper councillor in Wiltshire was thrown out after making it very clear that he believed there was a war coming in Britain between Muslim and non-Muslim.

National Action was a youth movement within the BNP. Renshaw himself is in his twenties, but always looked to me much younger. I am amazed anybody as young as him can ever remotely believe the poisonous lies about the Jews and the stupid, long-discredited conspiracy theories he spouts.

The vast majority of severely normal Brits definitely don’t share his views about Jews. But it shows that however small they are – and the Fascist fringe has always been numerically tiny – they pose a real threat to life and limb because of their savage violence. They need to be watched, but together the peoples of our great nation can beat them.

For more information, see the article by Hope Not Hate at:

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