By Robert Levy
Communal organisations have called for Boris Johnson’s government to ban far-right group the Order of the Nine Angles.
The Board of Deputies and Campaign Against Antisemitism have voiced grave concern about the neo-Nazi group that dates its calendar from the birth of Adolf Hitler.
It is believed ONA members infiltrate institutions or join Islamist organisations to promote the group’s agenda. Founded in the 1970s, ONA advocates human sacrifice and reportedly have links to banned Nazi group the Sonnenkrieg Division.
Earlier this year, Home Secretary Priti Patel banned the neo-Nazi organisation as a terrorist group. This follows the banning of National Action which CAA campaigned for in 2016.
Campaigners Hope Not Hate have noted ONA promotes extreme violence, Holocaust denial, neo-Nazism and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
“Far Right Groups must not be given the time or space to endanger the safety of the Jewish community, other minorities or society as a whole,” said BoD’s Amanda Bowman.
“We thank the CST and Hope Not Hate for campaigning on the issue of the Feuerkrieg Division and ministers for responding by proscribing this violent group as a terrorist organisation. Now is the time for the government to go further and ban the far more dangerous Order of the Nine Angles.”
A CAA spokesperson added, “.The odious group’s links with both Islamist terrorism and the far-right Sonnenkrieg Division, recently proscribed by the British government, are enormously concerning, and the government must now move to proscribe the Order of the Nine Angles as well before its dangerous ideology and actions end in the tragedy of yet another far-right terrorist attack.”
Earlier this year, Home Secretary Priti Patel banned SKD as a terrorist organisation in the UK.
Membership of SKD is illegal and punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
SKD members Michal Szewczuk, 19, from Leeds, and Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski, 18, from west London, were both jailed for terrorism offences a year ago.
The pair called for an attack on Prince Harry for marrying Meghan Markle and glorified in Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik.
Patel said at the time, “We are working to keep the public safe by increasing funding for counter-terror police and strengthening the law to keep terrorists locked up for longer.
“By proscribing these groups we are making it much harder for them to spread their hateful rhetoric.”
Hope Not Hate said ONA influence is seen in American Nazi group Atomwaffen Division.