June 24, 2008

Man guilty over nail bombs plot

Part of Gilleard's mini-arsenal
A Nazi sympathiser who kept nail bombs under his bed has been convicted of three terrorism offences.

Martyn Gilleard, 31, of Goole, East Yorkshire, was a paid-up member of the National Front, the White Nationalist Party and the British People's Party. Police officers discovered four home-made nail bombs, as well as bullets and bladed weapons in his flat.

Prosecutors said Gilleard had written that he had wanted to "save" Britain from "multi-racial peril".

Gilleard was convicted of preparing for terrorist acts and possessing articles and collecting information for terrorist purposes. During the trial, he admitted having a collection of Nazi memorabilia, saying Nazism appealed to him because of the way the Nazis had "rebuilt" Germany.

Officers had found "potentially lethal bladed weapons", 34 bullets for a 2.2 calibre firearm and printouts from the internet about committing acts of terrorism, the court heard. These included instructions on how to make a bomb and how to kill someone with poison.

Explaining why he made the bombs, Gilleard said: "I'd had a couple of cans. I was just sat around bored. An idea popped up and I thought, 'Why not?' I thought, 'I've got pretty much what I need,' and I threw them together."

BBC

Terror Nazi's child abuse images

Neo-Nazi Martyn Gilleard has been found guilty of making bombs for a far-right terrorist campaign, after having previously admitted downloading thousands of images of child sexual abuse.

He wrote of starting a "racial war" and murdering Muslims. But Martyn Gilleard boasted that he was no "barstool nationalist". He wanted to put his white supremacist views into action. And when police raided the 31-year-old's flat, they found four home-made nail bombs, bullets, knives, swords, an axe and handcuffs with which - a jury has decided - he intended to launch his campaign of terror.

However, his comrades in various extremist groups were shocked to learn that this was not the limit of his criminal activities.

At the opening of his trial at Leeds Crown Court, Gilleard admitted 10 counts of child pornography offences. Officers had discovered more than 39,000 indecent images of children on his computer. Jurors considering the terror charges did not learn of this until they delivered their verdict.

'Potentially lethal'

Gilleard, a forklift truck driver from Goole, East Yorkshire, admitted to police and the court that he had held racist views. At the time of his arrest he was a paid-up member of the National Front, the White Nationalist Party and the British People's Party - all opposed to multiculturalism.

His computer password was Martyn1488 - the 14, according to prosecutor Andrew Edis QC, being a reference to the far-right's "14 words" slogan, "We must secure the existence of our race and the future for white children."

The 88, Mr Edis added, represented the eighth letter of the alphabet - an abbreviation for "Heil Hitler".

But Gilleard was not simply a passive crank, the court was told. In a notebook recovered by police, Gilleard wrote that the "time has come to stop the talk and start to act".

"Unless we the British right stop talking of racial war and take steps to make it happen, we will never get back that which has been stolen from us," he added. "I am so sick and tired of hearing nationalists talk of killing Muslims, of blowing up mosques, of fighting back, only to see these acts of resistance fail to appear."

In another note, he wrote that he wanted to see "reds" - left-wing activists - attacked with "lightning strikes" and "home-made grenades".

His comments were a chilling echo of far-right nail bomber David Copeland, jailed for life for murder after attacks targeting London's gay community and ethnic minorities in 1999.

By the time police raided his flat, Mr Edis said, Gilleard's preparations for this impending conflict had already been well under way. Officers had discovered the four nail bombs under a bed along with "potentially lethal bladed weapons", 34 bullets for a 2.2 calibre firearm, and printouts from the internet about committing acts of terrorism, Mr Edis told the court.

These had included instructions on how to make a bomb and how to poison someone, he added.

Gilleard had already pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possessing 34 cartridges of ammunition without holding a firearms certificate. But he denied that he had intended to hurt anyone with the nail bombs, arguing in court that he had only assembled them to give himself something to do.

When asked why he made the devices, he said: "I'd had a couple of cans. I was just sat around bored."

The jury, however, decided that he had more sinister purposes in mind.

Offensive weapon

After the raid on Wednesday 31 October 2007, Gilleard fled to the home of his half-brother in Dundee, Tayside. Police caught up with him after a three-day manhunt.

Detectives who interviewed his work colleagues were told that he had expressed racist views to them. The police also recovered a high-visibility jacket belonging to Gilleard that had been daubed with a hand-drawn swastika.

Born on 15 July 1976 in York, Martyn Paul Gilleard had a complicated upbringing. At the time of his birth his mother had two older children by her ex-husband. He became the adopted son of his mother's new partner after she remarried in 1978. He left school at 16 with GCSEs in history, English language and literature, but failed to complete a course at Northallerton College. In 2000 he began working for Howarth Timber in Breighton, East Yorkshire, as a forklift truck driver.

In 2002 - the same year he was fined £25 for possession of an offensive weapon - his partner gave birth to a son, but the couple split in 2006.

A prison cell, not the racial conflict of which he dreamed, now awaits him.

BBC

5 comments:

Lee Barnes, Green Arrow & Guessedworker said...

I personally think hardcore "nuthouse" racists like this are indoctrinated not just by relatives, friends and Alf Garnet types down the pub who love calling foreigners "darkies", but by what impressionable unbalanced minds come across while trawling the net.

There's so much hate out there, it's unbelievable. There's this website used by far right supporters to advertise their blogs called "majority rights", where one of the bloggers goes under the name "Guessedworker".

Guessedworker also pops up on Green Arrow, C.U.N.T.S, and Lee Barnes's saddoe blog from time to time, and makes me believe that perhaps they are one the same person.

Many BNP trolls spead category B hatred, but by looking at Guessedworker's stated interests on the far right "MajorityRights" blog, they are listed as the following: -

"ethnic genetic interests"

"miscegenation"

"homeschooling"

and "white microeconomies".

While searching Google News this evening, I came across an online story about Robert Mugabe and how he is ruining Zimbabwe with his autocratic violent rule (which made me think of Nick Griffin, coincidentally).

As with all newspaper blogs, the remarks added by the racist trolls were ruining sensible debate, including an expected condescending reference to "our black friends".

More sinister, was eugenecist "Guessedworker" and his hardcore white supremacist remark on today's Daily Telegraph website that the average IQ of black people in Zimbabwe was 67, and the country is doomed not because of a brutal dictator, but because of race and skin colour.

(the article in question is entitled South Africa Might Yet Rescue Zimbabwe)

Whether or not Guessedworker is Lee Barnes, Green Arrow, or all three psuedo-interlectual goons are the same person, Ketlan (and you might be able to help me on this one), it is worrying that the BNP bigwigs are firm believers in eugenics.

All opponents of not just the BNP but Nick Griffin must remind people that the ethos of the BNP is hardcore white supremacism.

Who Is Guessedworker? said...

Who do you think eugenicist Guessworker (who believes black people have lower IQs than white people) is, Ketlan and Denise???

Perhaps Searchlight have some info on this loony.

He has called himself a "bnp researcher" on several occasions.

Anonymous said...

So long as the BNP has hardcore white supremacist wankers like Guessedworker (Lee barnes??) in its ranks, Nick Griffin's BNP is easy meat for anti-fascists like yourselves to prove once and for all, under their reams of spin, Nick Griffin's BNP are no less neo-nazi than Tyndall.

lilyallenfan said...

Well played Lily Allen for writing an anti-nazi song on the BNP which is now available on the Official Lily Allen MySpace!!!

Anonymous said...

His computer password was Martyn1488 - the 14, according to prosecutor Andrew Edis QC, being a reference to the far-right's "14 words" slogan, "We must secure the existence of our race and the future for white children."

I guess Martyn Gilleard was showing his love for white children when he was downloading all that kiddie porn.