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British Couple Who Were Members Of Neo-Nazi Group Name Son After Hitler

British Couple Who Were Members Of Neo-Nazi Group Name Son After Hitler

The couple also had pictures taken of the baby alongside a man holding a swastika flag and doing a Nazi salute

Jake Massey

Jake Massey

Deciding what to name a baby is a decision many couples agonise over, yet, you can't help but feel this couple should have agonised a little more.

The couple in question were alleged members of banned British neo-Nazi terror group, National Action, and gave their son the middle name Adolf after he was born last year, a court heard.

Jurors were also shown pictures of the baby alongside a 'vehement nazi' posing with a swastika flag and doing a Nazi salute.

Claudia Patatas, 38, and Adam Thomas, 22, of Banbury, Oxfordshire, are charged with membership of National Action, which formed in 2013 but was banned following the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox in June 2016.


Despite being outlawed, the group continued to proliferate white supremacist values across the UK, Birmingham Crown Court heard.

Prosecutor Barnaby Jameson said the groups actions could be described as 'white jihad'.

He said: "This case is about a specific type of terror. It is a terror fuelled by hatred and division. It is a terror born out of fanatical and tribal belief in white supremacy. It is a terror that regards anyone who falls outside a cult of violent white racial supremacy as 'sub-human.'

"Those that fall into the 'sub-human' category are primarily blacks, Jews and Asians. Others include gays, communists and feminists.

"It is a terror that can be summarised in two words: 'White Jihad' - a white holy war.

"The world into which this case will take you is a world in which any right-thinking person would wish did not exist. It is a world beyond casual racist abuse. It is a world of banner-carrying para-militaries aping Hitler's SS. It is a world of Swastikas and the burning crosses of the Ku Klux Klan aka the KKK. It is the world of a group called 'National Action'.

"National Action saw their ban, say the Crown, as an invitation to re-configure, re-brand and resume the fight of violent Aryan supremacy from underground."


Mr Jameson added that Thomas and Patatas' choice of name for their baby was 'of significance', given their alleged involvement in National Action and the picture of 'vehement nazi' Darren Fletcher posing with their baby.

He said: "The couple have a small male child. The child's full name cannot be given for legal reasons.

"However, the Crown can tell you that one of his middle names was 'Adolf.'

"Given that the child was born almost a year after National Action was banned, you may
think the use of the name 'Adolf' - even as a middle name - was of significance.

"Fletcher was a vehement Nazi. In 2014 he went on stage at an extreme right event dressed in KKK robes hanging a golliwog from a noose."

Patatas is on bail and arrived at Birmingham Crown Court wearing an electronic tag on her ankle.

Patatas and Thomas were arrested at their home under terrorism legislation in January and deny being member of a banned organisation.

Thomas also faces a charge relating to possessing items which could be used to commit a terrorist act.

The trial continues.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: terrorism, UK News, Nazi, Baby Names