Neo-Nazi antisemite Sean Creighton, 45, of Enfield, has been jailed for five years following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Counter Terrorism Command. This sentence will send a clear message of deterrence to antisemites.
Creighton said that Adolf Hitler was “God”, posed with a rifle in front of a Nazi flag and had a huge swastika tattooed on his chest. Following a search of his home, Creighton was found to be in possession of the White Resistance Manual 2.4, which police described as the kind of document likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism. The manual states that it explains “How to select or fabricate weapons useful in an armed struggle, how to manufacture, handle and employ explosives as part of an armed struggle, how to conduct a guerrilla campaign and how to select targets according to their value to our movement.”
Creighton, a member of the far-right National Front, was sentenced on Thursday to four years’ imprisonment for seven offences of incitement to racial hatred, and five years’ imprisonment for a terrorism offence, to run concurrently. He was also made subject to a notification order for 15 years.
Prosecutor Jonathan Sandiford told Kingston Crown Court: “The defendant was a committed racist, a member of the National Front. He was enthralled by Nazism and Adolf Hitler whom he told police in his interviews was his God.”
Katy Thorne, defending Creighton, said he was “ashamed” and “admitted his views are odious and horrific to the vast majority of society.”
One of Crieghton’s social media posts said “You will never catch me shedding a tear for a n****r, Jew, commie or queer.” One image he posted showed “a number of trees, from each of which is hung one or more Jewish people with the word ‘Jew’ placed upon them by way of a sign.” Creighton used Russian social network VK because it allowed him to “post what he liked” after Facebook, which he called “Jewbook,” blocked him more than 300 times, the court heard.
Last week, Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted evidence to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee about the growth of online antisemitism and the challenge it presents, and we proposed a robust plan for dealing with it.
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