KKK racist Christopher Philips kicked out of church for extreme views
He wrote a manifesto setting out that democracy had failed and that he should run the country as a dictatorship. He had partied in a KKK outfit and posed with a golliwog doll – and today Christopher Philips was starting a year-long jail term.
Philips’ views were so extreme he had been banned from a church and thrown out of the National Front, and yesterday he was jailed after pleading guilty to posting three YouTube videos online intending to stir racial hatred.
Police had discovered the KKK outfit, along with a National Front membership card in his former name Darren Clifft, a White Pride Worldwide flag, and a copy of a letter to a German acquaintance from mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik.
The court heard that police also found a manifesto written as Darren Clifft, which stated that in his view democracy had been a failure and a dictatorship with him at the helm was needed. The court heard that in it he set out a series of measures, ‘some measures of the most extreme nature’, which Judge John Warner said he did not wish to publicise further.
They also discovered newspaper clippings – one with headline ‘Nut warns of UK massacre’ – and a return train ticket to Wales. Mr Simon Davies, prosecuting, told the court that this ticket was from when the 24-year-old travelled to Swansea to take part in the White Pride Worldwide demonstration in Swansea on March 9.
Philips, of Kitchen Lane, Wednesfield, had then gone to a Blood and Honour event at the Valley Commando Motorcycle Club at Abercynon. Mr Davies said: “It was here that he allowed himself to be photographed and filmed wearing the KKK outfit and hanging a life size golliwog.”
On March 12 he posted these videos on YouTube in his account, under the name Ultimate Dazzler, with web links and video stills from that footage posted on his social media accounts.
Mr Davies said: “He was an avid user of online social networking sites, and photographs were found that support the fact he possess an extreme right ideology.” He was interviewed by police and told them that the KKK outfit had been sent to him from a friend in America, and that he had been ‘excited’ about attending the events in Swansea. He admitted uploading the videos onto YouTube for his friends and others who hadn’t attended the event to see, the court heard. Mr Davies said: “He said he hadn’t meant to cause offence and didn’t even think about anybody who might be offended.”
The court heard that he had breached his bail by setting up a Facebook account on his mother’s computer, and posted pictures of himself doing a Nazi style salute and standing in front of a National Front flag. He told police on June 15 this was because ‘he wasn’t getting any attention’.
Ms Theresa Starr, defending, told the court that Philips, who has Asperger’s syndrome, had always found it difficult to make friends, and had been bullied at the special school he had attended. She said: “He believed the only people who admired him were his nationalist friends, which is why he behaved in that manner.”
Judge John Warner said he had no choice but to jail Philips for 12 months.
He also made him subject to an anti-social behaviour order which would stop him attending demonstrations or meetings of those with extreme racist or homophobic views, that he must not post anything on social media which promotes an extreme racist ideology or make gestures of an extreme racist ideology in a public place. He was also banned from contacting three named individuals.