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Nazi homophobe jailed on terror and hate crime charges

Nick Duffy February 24, 2017

A neo-Nazi homophobe has been jailed on hate crime charges.

45-year-old Sean Creighton, of north London, was jailed after he admitted to spreading racist, Islamophobic, homophobic and anti-Semitic material on social media.

Creighton was jailed for five years for a number of offences including possession a terrorist ‘White Resistance’ bomb-making manual.

The guide details ways to make improvised weapons to commit atrocities and “challenge Jewish power and influence”.

He also posted messages praising Adolf Hitler and calling for people to murder Muslims, Kingston Crown Court heard.

Police had launched a probe after a photo in which Creighton appeared to be holding an assault rifle and standing in front of a Nazi flag.

Prosecutor Jonathan Sandiford told the 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.”

He was convicted on a terror charge for collecting information which could be useful to someone committing or preparing an act of terrorism, six counts of publishing or distributing materials that were likely to stir up racial hatred, and a further count of possession of racially inflammatory materials.

Sue Hemming of the CPS said: “Sean Creighton’s crimes are indicative of a man who thought that his online anonymity meant that he could get away with stirring up hatred of all kinds.

“Tackling hate crime is a CPS priority and in 2015/16 we prosecuted more hate crimes than ever before.

“Those who seek to stir up hatred between communities, particularly where that hatred is combined with dangerous terrorist ideologies, should understand they will be prosecuted.”

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