UK bans US-based extremist white nationalist group
The base is a militant white supremacist organization that seeks to establish a white ethno-state through “race war”, according to the government
British Home Secretary Priti Patel on Monday issued a ban on The Base, a far-right terror group.
The Base, which is primarily based in the United States, is a militant white supremacist organization that seeks to establish a white ethno-state.
The group promotes the use of violence to establish a fascist white ethno-state through “racial war”, and its members are known to train in weapons and explosives, according to a British government statement.
In the statement, Patel said, “We continue to take strong action against evil white supremacist groups, who target vulnerable people across the world to join their hateful ideologies and their unhealthy promotion of violence.
“I am committed to making it as difficult as possible for these organizations to function in the UK, both by banning them and increasing the penalties for membership or support, in order to protect the public and our national security. . “
The Base is the fifth right-wing terrorist group to be banned in the UK, and the third in the past year.
In January 2020, suspected members of the group were arrested in the United States, after being under FBI surveillance for months.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), The Base “is an anti-Semitic white nationalist network that trains its members in survivalism and paramilitary skills to prepare them to mount armed resistance against the government.”
The SPLC is a non-profit legal organization specializing in civil rights and racial justice.
In its profile on the terrorist group, the SPLC said the base does not seek to create popular appeal, but rather has a revolutionary outlook and acts accordingly “either by forming small underground terrorist cells or by inspiring individuals to play. the role of “lone actor.” attacks. “
The SPLC added that although the group is largely organized online, base members meet in person “to train with assault weapons and practice survival skills to prepare for war.” race which they believe to be imminent ”.