source: Electronic Intifada
published: 23 June 2016
Since Jo Cox, a Labour member of Parliament, was shot and stabbed to death in the UK last week, evidence has mounted that the killing was a planned assassination. A suspect was charged with Cox’s murder the following day.
Thomas Mair, initially described by some media as a “loner with a history of mental health issues” has had links to violent far-right organizations dating back decades.
At his first court appearance last weekend, Mair declared “death to traitors, freedom for Britain.” According to prosecutors, Mair told police “I’m a political activist” upon his arrest, and white supremacist material was found in a police search of his home.
Receipts were also published purporting to show Mair had bought magazine subscriptions and books from a neo-Nazi group in the US. One of these was a guide on how to make improvised explosives and firearms.
A former FBI informant claimed that he met Mair during his time inside the hate group, at a meeting in London intended to expand the group into Europe.