Jo Cox Murderer Thomas Mair: How Nazi Propaganda Turned A Loner Into A White Supremacist Terrorist

Later receipts from May 2003 showed Mair bought a subscription to Free Speech, The National Alliance’s magazine.

Mair subscribed to S. A. Patriot, published by the pro-Apartheid group The White Rhino Club. In a January, 2006 blogpost, Mair was referred to as “one of the earliest subscribers and supporters” of the magazine.

A Google Books search reveals Mair wrote the magazine letters in 1991 and 1999.

“The nationalist movement in the U.K. also continues to fight on against the odds,” he wrote in 1991. “Despite everything I still have faith that the White Race will prevail, both in Britain and in South Africa, but I fear that it’s going to be a very long and very bloody struggle.”

In 1999, he wrote again saying he believed “the enemies of the old Apartheid system” were “not the Black masses but White liberals and traitors”. 

Lowles, from Hope Not Hate, said Mair’s ideology “sees the state – and in particular liberal politicians – as more of a target than minorities”.

He added this approach became predominant among British Nazis in the 1990s and “remains a strong pillar of their thinking today”.

“While Thomas Mair pulled the trigger, neo-Nazi propagandists must share some responsibility for fuelling and directing the hatred and violence inside him,” he said.

Mair shot Cox with a sawn-off .22 calibre German-made rifle, the trial heard.

When he was arrested, he was armed with expanding hollow-tipped bullets designed to inflict maximum damage, jurors were told.

Mair was found to have a bag containing 25 .22 rounds, of which 12 had hollow-point bullets made of lead.

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