In the UK a trial has just finished where a neo nazi conspired with others to kill his local MP who happened to be a female Labour MP.
Hope not Hate was behind the protection of a member of the neo nazi’s gang who turned whistle blower on his plan.
The Guardian has more detail:
A neo-Nazi who admitted plotting the murder of the Labour MP Rosie Cooper will not face a second retrial for membership of the banned group National Action.
Jack Renshaw, 23, bought a 48cm (19in) gladius knife to kill the West Lancashire MP and a female police officer against whom he had a grudge, the Old Bailey heard. The plan was scuppered by Robbie Mullen, who was at a meeting in a pub when Renshaw announced he was going to kill Cooper.
It happened just a year after the Labour MP Jo Cox was fatally stabbed and shot by the far-right extremist Thomas Mair.
Renshaw, from Skelmersdale, Lancashire, had admitted making preparations to kill his local MP in 2017 and making a threat to kill the police officer Victoria Henderson, who was investigating him.
However, he denied membership of the banned extreme rightwing group National Action, as did Andrew Clarke, 34, and Michael Trubini, 36, from Warrington.
The jury deliberated for more than 48 hours but were unable to reach majority verdicts on any of the defendants following the retrial. The judge, Mrs Justice McGowan, discharged the jury after being told there was no prospect of them reaching verdicts if given more time.
The Free Speech coalition would have us believe that discourse and discussion of people like Renshaw’s world views is the best way to deal with him.
But I am not so sure. I must admit I am heading towards the approach advocated by comedian Aamer Rahman:
Or at least active humiliation of those with strange views like the humiliation egg boy inflicted on Fraser Anning.
For a more esoteric theoretical analysis of the problem this graphic usinng the thoughts of philosopher Karl Popper provides one.
And I wonder what the UK Security service was doing. After all it took a dedicated peace group and a whistle blower to alert the authorities what was happening.
But maybe I am being too harsh. Maybe they are repenting and changing their ways.
Maybe we just need to talk to them about the harm they are causing.
But somehow I am not so sure.