The letters that show Thomas Mair was not a loner but a far-right political activist known to the FBI | Pride’s Purge

The mainstream media in the UK is desperately trying to convince everybody the suspect in the murder of Jo Cox MP was a mentally-ill misfit who acted alone.

But convincing evidence is being published outside the UK which shows Mair was such a long-term far-right political activist he was known even to the FBI for his political activities.

A paid FBI informer who infiltrated far-right groups in the UK in the late 1990s and early 2000s has revealed he had several meetings with Mair and other far-right UK activists who were at the time making links with US extremists.

The US based Southern Poverty Law Centre has also published two letters by Mair to a far-right publication which show he was lucid and extremely clear in his hatred of what he refers to as “white liberals and traitors”.

The letters are reproduced here:

160621 Mair letter 1
160621 Mair letter 2

These letters show Mair is not mentally ill, but a far-right political activist prepared to wage a “bloody struggle” in support of his vile views.

In other words, a terrorist.

Source: The letters that show Thomas Mair was not a loner but a far-right political activist known to the FBI | Pride’s Purge


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16 thoughts on “The letters that show Thomas Mair was not a loner but a far-right political activist known to the FBI | Pride’s Purge

    1. Tony Dean

      Personally I take the “revelations” with a very large pinch of salt. I suspect a lot of people who comment on VoxPolitical, including me are on an FBI file.
      I suggest waiting for the asked for by the court psychiatric reports on Thomas Mair.

  1. Ian McGibbon

    If these letters are contemporaneous to the events he is talking about (Biko and murders of Seawright and McMichael) then they were written almost 30 years ago. It is difficult to necessarily determine their relevance to last week’s terrible murder.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      They show he has been an active member of the UK far-right at least since then.

      1. Ian McGibbon

        How can a 27/28 year old pair of letters show anything of the sort? Surely you need to show a continued pattern of behaviour. If everyone was judged by what they did, thought or wrote thirty years ago, many people would be judged differently. I think we should now just wait for the trial and rely on the British justice system.

  2. Dave Rowlands

    When politicians and the media can’t tell us the truth how are we ordinary folk supposed to know what we are told is in fact the truth.

  3. Hairyloon

    You present a false dichotomy: “he was a far right extremist so he was not mentally ill”.
    This is (probably) wrong: he is a far right extremist *and* he is mentally ill.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I’m not willing to try to tell you what Tom Pride thinks (he wrote the article; I blogged it), but I’ll happily tell you we don’t have any evidence that the suspect was receiving treatment for mental illness last Thursday. We do, however, have a wealth of evidence that he was a long-term member of the far-right in the UK. How did he identify himself in court? “Death to traitors; put Britain first,” wasn’t it?
      So there’s no false dichotomy here – just the facts, as we understand them at this time.
      If anybody is lying to the public it is you; a person may have a history of mental illness – in the past – and be a fully-functioning, healthy (or at least, healthy enough to be responsible for their actions) person now.

      1. Neilth

        Mental illness includes depression or nervous breakdowns and many other conditions it doesn’t make you a right wing fascist, anti democratic racist homophobe. The last are a product of upbringing and ignorance and bigotry. Mental illness doesn’t make you dangerous. Some, very few, people with comparatively rare conditions eg some people (not many) with paranoid schizophrenia for example may become dangerous. However they are usually quite chaotic and do not embark on long term campaigns for white supremacy.

        I wish bigotry was a notifiable disease but unfortunately they don’t qualify.

  4. Neilth

    There is little doubt in my mind that actions such as those last Thursday in Batley and Spen, or the killing of Lee Rigby, or Anderson Breviks massacre of the innocents in Norway all stem from the same bigoted hate agendas and are terrorist acts. Britain First are trying to disassociate themselves from Mair but his alleged history appears to demonstrate a long held belief in far right causes. This may in many people’s opinion be deranged but it is not a sign of mental illness.

  5. John

    Question is, how many more people like him are currently living in the UK (and aren’t behind bars)?

    1. Phil Lee

      I certainly hope that MI5, the Special Branch, and all the other alphabet soup that make up the security forces will be working hard to trace through all the links and affiliations, so that those promoting and encouraging this form of terrorism (and there is no better description) can be swiftly brought to justice. They should be treated no differently to any other extremist group which promotes or encourages violence in support of they hate filled agenda of intolerance.
      With luck, we will see the supposed symmetry of the UK/US extradition process here, with those who provided him with the publishing space and written works to stoke his hate extradited to stand trial alongside him.

  6. NMac

    These letters need to be widely publicised nationally and internationally. There are too many apologists for violent and dangerous extremists like Mair. John’s question (above) is also a very good and valid one.

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