Couple who named son Adolf found guilty for being members of a banned neo-Nazi organization.
A neo-Nazi couple was found guilty of being terrorists in court. They face up to ten years for being members of an extreme right-wing organization called National Action.
Adama Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, disassociated from the group in 2016 when the government proscribed it. In late 2017, the couple had a son and gave him the middle name, Adolf.
According to Mirror, the Crown's prosecutors pointed to this as proof of the couple's white supremacist tendencies. But there was much more evidence available. The Crown said the group had just "shed one skin for another" and "rebranded."
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On social media, the group's members frequently exchanged racist ideas and encouraged violence. The Birmingham Crown Court jury heard horrific messages calling to wage a war to kill Jews, Asians, homosexuals, and black people.
The jury also saw pictures of Thomas holding his newborn son as he stood wearing Ku Klux Klan robes. Another photo showed the two holding up a Swastika flag. Patatas' tattoo of a black sun SS symbol was also displayed.
Inside the home, there were racist Christmas cards saying "May All Your Christmases Be White." They even had Swastika cushions and pastry cutters.
Prosecutor Barnaby Jameson explained that "National Action is a group of vehement neo-Nazis, glorifying Hitler and the Third Reich."
"Openly and aggressively Nazi, National Action is anti-black, anti-Semitic, anti-Islamic and anti-gay."
Another man, 27-year-old Daniel Bogunovic of Crown Hills Rise, Leicester, was also convicted. It was his second, more serious case. Earlier in the year, Bogunovic was arrested for inciting racial hatred.
Thomas also allegedly owned the Anarchists' Cookbook, a terrorist handbook that taught one how to make bombs. Other fascist memorabilia was present in the couple's Waltham Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire home.
Following the hearing, the injury took over 12 hours to deliberate. When they finally handed over the guilty verdict, the judge thanked them for their hard work. The date of the sentencing for the three racists' involvement in the terrorist group is yet to be revealed.
Meanwhile, a Kentucky man received extensive backlash last month for dressing up his son as Adolf Hitler for Halloween.
Bryant Goldbach wore a Nazi soldier uniform. He said that he and his family "love history." He adorned his son in a full Hitler costume complete with the outfit and beard.
When he posted the photo online, social media came down hard. Eventually, Goldbach apologized but still told off many for threatening his son. He claimed he had no idea the outfit would be seen as so offensive.
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