Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

Canada lists white nationalist group ‘Blood & Honour’ as a terrorist organization

Right-wing extremist groups are being considered on Canada’s list of terrorist organizations for the first time.

The news comes as Blood & Honour, an international neo-Nazi network, and its armed branch, Combat 18, has officially been listed as a terrorist organization according to Public Safety Canada.

<who> Photo Credit: The Canadian Press. </who> Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodal makes the announcement on Wednesday.

Group’s on the terrorist list are subject to stiff criminal sanctions such as having their assets seized.

Founded in Britain during the 80s, Blood & Honour has been responsible for violent attacks in Europe and North America.

According to Public Safety’s description of B&H, they’re an “international neo-Nazi network whose ideology is derived from the National Socialist doctrine of Nazi Germany.”

In its listing notice, Public Safety says members of Blood & Honour and Combat 18 firebombed a building occupied mostly by Romani families, including children, in the Czech Republic in 2012.

The new listings arrive s Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety, announced almost $3 million in funding as part of two new initiatives to address online extremist and terrorist content.

With files from the Canadian Press.



We are asking for your support of local journalism. If you like what we do and believe it has value that adds to our community, we would appreciate your consideration. Please click here to learn more about how you can support local journalism.


Visit our Facebook page to comment on this story.

Sign up for local eNews delivered to your inbox by 7 am every day.

Send your comments, news tips, letter to the editor, photos and videos to news@kelownanow.com.

To report a typo, send an email to news@kelownanow.com.





Thu
19℃


Fri
22℃


Sat
18℃


Sun
18℃


Mon
18℃


Tue
22℃

Top Stories

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Follow Our RSS

Quick Links