While local (neo-Nazi) boneheads are preparing to gather in Melbourne on September 23rd to celebrate Ian Stuart‘s death — an event organised by Blood and Honour Australia, including such notables as Australia First‘s Welf Herfurth* and Cronulla videographer James Newman — in Belgium the International Herald Tribune (September 8, 2006) reports that:
The Belgian police said they seized more than 100 weapons and detained two new suspects Friday in an investigation into a neo-Nazi network that they assert involves soldiers and might have been capable of mounting terror attacks…
They also said they had seized illegal weapons during the raids, a homemade bomb, land mine detonators, large quantities of ammunition and neo-Nazi propaganda…
The raids brought to public attention an undercover two-year investigation of a soldier who prosecutors said had brought together a group of far-right sympathizers to spread neo-Nazi ideology.
(A process which — according to a report issued earlier this year by the Southern Poverty Law Centre — has been repeated within the US armed forces and — according to members of Scumfront Down Under — is also a strategy being pursued by local, Australian neo-Nazis.)
In addition, The Jerusalem Post (September 8, 2006) reports that:
Police said the suspects may have been members of the Flanders branch of the international neo-Nazi network Blood and Honour, and said the raids foiled a violent plot that was in the making. The ringleader, a soldier, is thought to have been planning to move the plot into action.
A story which is reinforced by another provided by Blokwatch.
Earlier, in May, one courageous Belgian bonehead shot to death two people: a two year-old (white) child and her (pregnant, black) nanny.
Perth-based racist David Innes, meanwhile, while having his website kicked from neo-Nazi pillar to neo-Nazi post, is happily having his racist outporings hosted by LoudCity: proving that some businesses (like DreamHost) will do absolutely anything for money.
* Welf Herfurth (currently a prominent member of James Saleam’s Australia First party) is one of Blood & Honour‘s main organisers in Australia, and has a long history, both here and in his previous home, Germany, of neo-Nazi militancy. When not discussing his exciting travels in Asia, Herfurth can be found working in close collaboration with Saleam, acting as MC at the fascist Sydney Forum (this year hosted by Sydney’s Estonian community — of which more later). Unfortunately for Herfurth, he was unable to extend a personal welcome to Gerd Finkenwirth of the German neo-Nazi National Democratic Party in 2005 as the Australian Government denied Finkenwirth a visa.