Racist Podcaster Jailed for Terrorism Offenses

Unveiling the dark underbelly of neo-Nazi podcast Black Wolf Radio, hosts Christopher Gibbons and Tyrone Patten-Walsh are sentenced to 15 years for terrorism offenses. Here’s the full story.

Neo-Nazi Podcast Hosts Jailed

Christopher Gibbons and Tyrone Patten-Walsh, hosts of the notorious neo-Nazi podcast Black Wolf Radio, have been handed 15 years in prison for terrorism offenses. The duo, aged 40 and 36 respectively, utilized their platform to propagate racist ideologies, encourage violence, and launch a reprehensible attack on Prince Harry and his son Archie.

Gibbons and Patten-Walsh found a breeding ground for their extremist views in their podcast’s 21 episodes. Black Wolf Radio became a conduit for the dissemination of homophobic, racist, antisemitic, Islamophobic, and misogynistic perspectives, creating an alarming echo chamber for hate.

Targeting Prince Harry and Archie

The vile rhetoric reached its peak when Gibbons described Prince Harry’s son, Archie, as an “abomination that should be put down.” The podcast not only targeted the young child but also called for Prince Harry’s prosecution and judicial execution for treason. This stark departure from civil discourse underscores the dangerous nature of the content produced by the duo.

Gibbons and Patten-Walsh went beyond hate speech, endorsing heinous acts such as the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox in 2016 and applauding the 2019 Christchurch shooting by Brenton Tarrant. Their podcast also featured vile remarks about the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, further exemplifying the toxic atmosphere they cultivated.

The Met’s Counter Terrorism Investigation

The Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command played a crucial role in uncovering the depth of Gibbons’ extremism. An investigation revealed Gibbons had curated an online “Radicalisation Library” housing over 500 videos of extreme right-wing speeches and propaganda documents, viewed more than 152,000 times. This library became a hub for disseminating material in breach of terrorism legislation.

The diligent work of the Counter Terrorism Command culminated in the arrest of Gibbons and Patten-Walsh in May 2021. Following their trial at Kingston Crown Court in July 2023, Gibbons received an eight-year sentence for eight counts of encouraging terrorism and two counts of dissemination of terrorist publications. Patten-Walsh, on the other hand, was sentenced to seven years for eight counts of encouraging acts of terrorism.

Beyond their prison terms, both men will be subject to a 15-year-long Part 4 notification order upon release. This mandates them to keep the police informed about their residence and foreign travel details. Additionally, a three-year license period awaits them post-release.

Sending a Clear Message

Commander Dominic Murphy, who leads the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, emphasized the significance of the case in sending a clear message. He stated, “The material that Gibbons and Patten-Walsh shared is exactly the kind that has the potential to draw vulnerable people – particularly young people – into terrorism.”

This verdict underscores law enforcement’s commitment to holding individuals accountable for spreading extremist ideologies that can pose a severe threat to society.

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