The news that a nineteen year old member of the Aryan Strike Force has been convicted of Terrorism Act offenders is a useful reminder that the counter terrorist work of the Police is not just about al Qaeda inspired terrorism, but encompasses pursuing the activities of the far-right and other violent extremist groupings.
Nicky Davison, 19, was convicted of three separate charges of possessing records useful in committing or preparing acts of terrorism. Along with his father, he was part of a group called the Aryan Strike Force, which plotted to overthrow the government. His father, Ian Davison, has already admitted preparing for acts of terrorism and producing a chemical weapon, the deadly poison ricin, one of the world’s most dangerous substances.
Apparently, their plan was to fight against “the Zionist Occupied Government” in the belief that the state had been taken over by Jews.