Nazi Terrorist Peter Morgan Jailed in Scotland

Peter Morgan, found in possession of a #Nazi flag, Far-Right literature, Terrorist Training Manuals and bomb-making equipment, was jailed today for 12 years.

He had previously been found Guilty At Edinburgh High Court of offences under the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Explosive Substances Act 1883.

And it was revealed his arrest was just blind luck. Officers were conducting enquiries into an unconnected incident when they had to force entry into Morgan's flat. When they saw what was there, they called in Police Scotland’s Organised Crime & Counter Terrorism Unit (OCCTU) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

Detective Inspector Jackie Gilfillan from OCCTU said ...
The sentence handed to Morgan reflects the serious nature of his crimes and the commitment of both Police Scotland and the Crown Office to removing extremist threats.

While Morgan had not created any viable devices within his home, the intent to construct an object that could cause serious harm and fear within our communities was clear.
Judge Lord Boyd told Morgan at the High Court in Edinburgh ...
You have been convicted of two charges under the Terrorism Act and one charge under the Explosives Substances Act 1883.

You assert your right to freedom of speech. However abhorrent some may find your views, you are entitled to hold them.

What you are not entitled to do is to act on these views for the purpose of committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Of most concern is that you not only possessed the ingredients for the making of an improvised explosive device but you had begun to assemble it.”
Morgan stated that he would not disavow his political views. and had applied to become “a loyal white knight of the Ku Klux Klan”. He had amassed a collection of neo-Nazi, anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic and racist material at his home.

Morgan, photographed on a White Pride Demonstration last year