A satanic neo-Nazi group linked to a plot to attack Prince Harry has been operating in Scotland.
The Order of the Nine Angles (ONA) – which advocates human sacrifice and rape – is attempting to gain a foothold north of the Border, according to a world-renowned far-right expert.
Criminologist Professor Alberto Testa fears the ONA is on the rise, triggering calls among anti-extremists for the group to be banned.
In a series of documents viewed by the Sunday Mail, the Outer Hebrides was cited as a training ground for practising satanic rites involving living in the wilderness to gain experience in the so-called dark arts.
Another step in the occult group’s manifesto – titled The Seven-Fold Way – involves “culling” or human sacrifice.
Prof Testa, of the University of West London, said the order was closely associated with banned Nazi group the Sonnenkrieg Division (SKD).
They referred to him as a “race traitor” for marrying Meghan Markle and glorified Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik.
Prof Testa said: “The Order of the Nine Angles is active in Scotland and has links to the Outer Hebrides.
“It’s connected with several groups in the UK, including the banned Sonnenkrieg Division, which is still active with about 30 individuals and is also present in Scotland.
“The group believe that Hitler’s Third Reich was the seed of the future European Imperium.”
An English artist has been identified as being one of the shadowy network’s leaders.
Richard Moult is believed to live in the Outer Hebrides.
His artwork has featured on ONA propaganda – including an image of a masked man holding a painting beside a machine gun.
Anti-racist group Hope Not Hate said Moult, aka Christos Beest, took over the group’s leadership in the 90s.
They say he resigned from the ONA in 2001 but claim he returned in 2008.
Moult, originally from Newcastle, has spoken of his involvement with the group but said he now rejected “any form of far-right ideology”.
In his blog, he said: “As a young man drawn to the subversive, my time involved with the esoteric movement of the ONA was significantly formative for me on a personal level.
“I would like to reiterate clearly my beliefs and ethics: I reject any form of
Prof Testa added: “The Order of the Nine Angles is still active in the UK and Scotland and has links to the Outer Hebrides, which coincidentally is where Christos Beest resides.”
Our probe also discovered that social media apps, such as encrypted messaging service Telegram, are where ONA material is shared.
Several Telegram channels are used to share propaganda. One, called RapeWaffen, glorifies satanism and rape.
Messages seen by the Sunday Mail endorse sexual assault and murder. One chilling text called for the bombing of a Christian school.
The ONA’s own documents encourage “culling” of people.
One reads: “Culling can be done either during an occult ritual or by practical means such as assassination or staged ‘accidents’.”
The group also urges its members to join the armed forces and law enforcement agencies to adopt “insight roles”.
It also directs its followers to attach themselves to Islamist groups in order to disrupt and damage modern Western society.
Their manual reads: “Someone undertaking an insight role in law enforcement or in the armed forces or as a member of an extremist religious or political group, or as a ‘terrorist’, would most probably have an opportunity to undertake a culling.”
Associate professor Per Faxneld, an expert in contemporary satanism at Stockholm University, said: “The ONA is one of the most extreme satanist groups and present in small cells around the world.
“The ONA tends to favour remote areas as part of their initiatory training, which might explain why they find the Hebrides attractive.
“The group have influenced a variety of individuals and groups on the extreme fringes of satanism.
“They are something that police and security services should keep an eye on.”
Prof Faxneld also said Moult had been a “key player” in the ONA, adding: “He wrote texts and produced an ONA tarot deck.”
In February, SKD was identified as a terrorist organisation and banned in the UK. Two teenage members – Michael Szewczuk, 19, of Leeds, and Oskar Dunn- Koczorowski, 18, of London – were jailed for terrorism offences last June. The pair had encouraged an attack on Prince Harry.
Hope Not Hate said the ONA influence can also be seen in the Atomwaffen Division (AWD), a violent American Nazi group which is a “series of terror cells that work toward civilisational collapse”.
Hope Not Hate founder Nick Lowles said last year there were four court cases where Nazis with links to the ONA were convicted of terrorist offences.
One trial involved a teenager who was jailed for planning terror attacks on synagogues.
The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, sought to inspire other terrorists by firebombing buildings in Durham.
A spokesman for Campaign Against Antisemitism said: “The Order of the
Nine Angles propagates extreme violence, Nazi ideology, Holocaust revisionism and anti-Semitic conspiracies, none of which have any place in Britain.
“Their links with Islamist terrorism and the far-right Sonnenkrieg Division, recently proscribed by the British Government, are enormously concerning.
“Politicians must move to proscribe the Order of the Nine Angles as well before its dangerous ideology and actions end in yet another far-right terrorist attack.”
Police Scotland Detective Chief Superintendent Phil Chapman, who leads the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit, said: “We work with partners across the counter terrorism policing network in the UK to consider any potential threat by extremist groups. Where evidence is available, we take appropriate action.”
Moult could not be reached for comment.
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