Guardian Notes Nick Greger’s Support for Breivik and Links with Paul Ray

From the Guardian:

A number of rightwing British activists have publicly praised mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik – one describing him as a “role model” – since the Norwegian extremist was sentenced.

The report goes on to note a petition on behalf of Breivik by “Kickboxer Darren Cliff”. Further:

Another Breivik admirer, Nick Greger – who, along with EDL founder member Paul Ray, runs Order 777, which claims to bring together Christian resistance movements – wrote on Facebook that the Norwegian deserved a medal “for the groundbreaking performance to blow up his Marxist traitor government building”.

…Greger, a German former neo-Nazi, lives in Malta as does Ray, who reportedly fled the UK fearing arrest for inciting racial hatred.

I noted Greger’s “Order 777” in a post in April, following a reference in the Daily Telegraph. I added further details in June, when Greger uploaded a video to his “madnick77” Youtube account vilifying Breivik’s victims and describing Breivik as “Commander Anders Breivik”. There is no evidence that anyone besides Greger is a member of “Order 777”, and a comment left by Greger below the video suggests a difference of opinion with Ray:

This video kinda ruins everything Paul said to the norwegian police, doesn’t it? – flasKamel

no it dosent as the video is just a information of what the media doesn not tell the public and we just support that people have to get access to all informations surrounding breiviks the way,paul rays opinions are paul rays myself i did never hide that those people in utoya havent just been innocent kids playing football in a summer camp and thats the point. – madnick77

Greger’s support for Breivik was also noted by Dagbladet, which also explicitly claims that Greger and Ray have “broken”.

Ray, by contrast, has condemned the killings, and he complains bitterly of news reports speculating (incorrectly) that he may have been Breivik’s supposed mentor “Richard the Lionhearted”. Indeed, much of Ray’s blog is now concerned with conspiracy theories about the murders, which he  attempts to link to former elements within the EDL with whom he has fallen out.

However, Ray’s residence on Malta is not due to his having “fled the UK fearing arrest for inciting racial hatred”, and it’s not even clear that he still lives there. Ray did flee to the USA in 2007 when the police took an interest in statements on his blog, but the matter was eventually resolved without charges being brought; for a time during this period, Ray enjoyed some support as a “free speech martyr”, although much of that melted away when comments he had made offering (non-racialist) support for the BNP came to light.

The Guardian continues:

Hope Not Hate, an anti-extremist group, said the sentiments of a small number of extremists helped to underline concern that the UK was “not immune” to a Breivik-style attack… Hope Not Hate has now set up a monitoring unit to track counter-jihadist activists that they hope will work as an “early warning system” to help identify potentially dangerous extremists.

Hope Not Hate produced a report on subject in April, which turned out to be problematic and had to be revised. The organisation also has a problem in that one of its trustees, Tehmina Kazi, is very happy to work with a thug who recently wrote a gun massacre fantasy.

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