Posted by: maryportagainstracism | June 17, 2008

Wannabe racist terrorist

We always say the organised racists outside the BNP couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery but there’s always the chance that one or two will take their crap and propaganda seriously and try to do something about it.

Thankfully, wannabe nail bomber and British People’s Party member Martyn Gilleard is as stupid as the rest of them since he’s currently on trial:

A man who wanted to save Britain from “multi-racial peril” made nail bombs to further his cause through terror attacks, a court has heard.

Martyn Gilleard, 31, “admired Nazism” and had links to white supremacist organisations, a jury at Leeds Crown Court was told.

Four home-made nail bombs were found at his flat along with “potentially lethal bladed weapons”, the prosecution said.

Mr Gilleard, of Goole, East Yorkshire, denies all terrorism charges.

He denies preparing for terrorist acts and possessing articles and collecting information for terrorist purposes.

Andrew Edis QC, opening the case for the prosecution, told the jury how police found the nail bombs under a bed in Mr Gilleard’s flat.

Officers also discovered “potentially lethal bladed weapons”, 34 bullets for a 2.2 calibre firearm and printouts from the internet about committing acts of terrorism, Mr Edis said.

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

‘Bar-stool nationalism’

The jury heard how other material found at the flat revealed Mr Gilleard was “a man of white supremacist groupings” and had an agenda similar to the National Socialists, or Nazis.

Describing the contents of one document written by Mr Gilleard, Mr Edis said: “He had come to decide that it was time to stop talking and start acting.

“There had been too much bar-stool nationalism and not enough courageous action to save this country from the multi-racial peril he believes it is in.”

Mr Edis told the court it was “pretty clear” Mr Gilleard was “a man who admires Nazism”.

He said the defendant’s usual password was Martyn1488 – the number 14 referring to a 14-word phrase coined by David Lane, the founder of an American white supremacist paramilitary organisation.

The prosecution said the phrase stated: “We must secure the existence of our race and the future for white children.”

The jury was also told the use of 88 related to the letter H – the eighth letter of the alphabet – and HH referred to the “Heil Hitler” salute.

Police also found a drawing of a Union flag with a swastika on it at the flat and Lane’s 14 words written out, Mr Edis said.

‘No harm intended’

The prosecution went on to describe how Mr Gilleard had admitted in police interviews that he sympathised with the views of white supremacists and accepted he was a racist.

However, Mr Gilleard also said he had become less racist recently and that he made the nail bombs to see if he could do it and did not think they would work, the court heard.

He told police he did not intend to harm anybody.

Mr Edis told the jury it was down to them to decide if Mr Gilleard intended to use the bombs and weapons in terrorist acts.

It was the prosecution’s case that Mr Gilleard had the weapons and documents “for use in connection with furthering his political cause”, he added.

The court was told Mr Gilleard had already pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possessing 34 cartridges of ammunition without holding a firearms certificate.

The trial continues.

We particularly enjoy the bit where he claims he’s become ‘less of a racist’ recently, nothing to do with him being imprisoned in Belmarsh with lots of Islamist terrorists of course!

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  1. It’s great to see that there are people fighting racists and fascist tooth and nail.

  2. 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.

  3. Gilleard is a nonce, Nathan Worrell hasn’t had a job or relationship in years (he will be sewing mail bags and having plenty of relationships now!) and Neil Murphy should be monitored by the Bulgarian authorities.


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