Jo Cox killer a far right nationalist with Nazi publications at home

UK police investigating the murder of opposition MP Jo Cox have said the suspect’s possible far-right links are a priority line of inquiry for detectives.

Cox, a 41-year-old mother of two, was shot dead on Thursday in the northern village of Birstall, near the city of Leeds.

The suspect, named by British media as local Thomas Mair, was arrested near the scene in connection with the killing of the Labour MP. The 52-year-old man remains in custody where he is being questioned by detectives, and has not been charged.

Police said counter-terrorism officers are also involved in the investigation into the attack which occurred as Cox arrived for a meeting with constituents.

West Yorkshire Police Temporary Chief Constable Dee Collins said police were also looking into the suspect’s link to mental health services.

“We are also aware of the inference within the media of the suspect being linked to right-wing extremism which is again a priority line of enquiry which will help us establish the motive for the attack on Jo,” Collins added in a statement.

Interesting we need a motive for this lone wolf gunman.   He’s a lone wolf gunman, isn’t he?

US advocacy group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, said that Mair, who had lived in Birstall for decades, was a “dedicated supporter” of National Alliance, once the primary neo-Nazi organisation in the United States.

The advocacy group said he had spent over $620 on reading material from the National Alliance, which advocated the creation of an all-white homeland and the eradication of Jewish people.

The group also said Mair had purchased a handbook with instructions on how to make a gun, noting that witnesses told British media the attacker used a gun which appeared “old-fashioned” or “home-made”.

Mair clearly has mental health issues, but the same can be said for anyone else who thinks it’s normal to go kill other innocent people on behalf of an extremist organisation.

However, the interesting thing is that hard work is going on to expose Mair’s links with the neo-Nazi side of life.   Had he been Muslim and killed a British MP, we would all be told that we can’t blame Islam for the actions of a few idiots.

The contrast is sickening.


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