Man admits posting social media messages with intent to stir up hatred of Muslims

Jonathan Jennings

A 34-year-old man has admitted posting messages online with intent to stir up racial hatred against Muslims.

Jonathan Jennings also admitted sending threatening and offensive messages relating to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and murdered MP Jo Cox.

Jennings from, Carmarthenshire, appeared via video link for a brief hearing at Swansea Crown Court on Friday. He was remanded in custody for sentencing in August.

Six of the charges relate to publishing written material to stir up hatred, three of sending threatening electronic communications and one of sending an offensive message.

A court had earlier heard that between March and August last year, Jennings was alleged to have used the hashtag #gasallmuslims, called for the extermination of Muslims and stated “Hitler was born 100 years too soon.”

Prosecutor Tom Scapens, for the Counter Terrorism Unit, referred to another of the charges against Jennings, that, “On March 13, 2017, he posted on GAB, a social media site: ‘Until such a time (that) we are able to physically remove them from the West, Muslims should be forcibly sterilised and banned from preaching their evil creed.”

Jennings is also alleged to have posted on GAB on March 22 last year “if you see a Muslim, kill them #manchester.”

Another charge relates to a post Jennings is alleged to have made between May 23 and May 25 last year, when he is again claimed to have posted on GAB responding to an article in The Indpendent about a jailed racist who had kicked a pregnant Muslim woman to the stomach causing her to lose her baby, hailing the racist attacker as a “national hero” and using the hashtag #brtifam.

And he is alleged to have posted that “every single Muslim in Britain should be hunted down and killed,” and that he believed “bomb a mosque day and putting Muslims on top of bonfires was a great idea.”

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