Neo-Nazi Ethan Stables ‘indefinitely detained’ after threatens to attack an LGBT event


Ethan Stables, 20, was found guilty in February of preparing an act of terrorism, threats to kill, and possessing explosives, after he had planned to attack a Pride night at a pub in Barrow, Cumbria a year ago. But he avoided imprisonment because the psychiatric expertise showed that he could not be fully responsible for his actions, so he was given an indefinite hospital order. Hospital orders are used to confine a person to a psychiatric hospital for treatment for a mental illness. The self-declared neo-Nazi had previously espoused extreme racist, homophobic and overtly white supremacist views online, swearing to go to war and slaughter every single gay person on his way. “I’ve had enough, I don’t want to live in a gay world and I sure as hell don’t want my children living in one. What happened to our traditional qualities? They’re f**king ruined. I don’t care if I die, I’m fighting for what I believe in and that is the future of my country, my folk and my race,” he wrote in one of his posts. Stables – who also filmed himself burning a rainbow flag – said he would carry out the attack with a machete, walking into the pub and slaughtering anyone he found. Police found that Stables had also researched firearms and looked into methods for making a bomb. The court heard that Stables had looked into banned neo-Nazi groups Combat 18 and National Action. He applied to join National Action but was rejected.


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