White Supremacist Admitted to Mental Hospital After Trying to Burn Down British Synagogue

Nicole Rojas SAVE THIS

Far-right extremist, Tristan Morgan, trying to set fire to a British synagogue. (DCPolice/Youtube)

A far-right extremist who set fire to a British synagogue on a day meant to commemorate the Holocaust is being held indefinitely at a mental hospital.

While setting fire to the Exeter synagogue last year, on July 21, 2018, 52-year-old Tristan Morgan accidentally caught on fire. Morgan burned his hands and forehead, and singed his hair during the blast, according to The Daily Beast. A witness told a court that Morgan laughed as he walked away from the 18th-century building.

Prosecutor Alistair Richardson said that Morgan had a “deep-rooted anti-Semitic belief, embodied in a desire to do harm to the Jewish community and an obsession with abhorrent anti-Semitic material.”

Morgan previously pleaded guilty to arson and two terrorism-related charges, the BBC reported. He had been charged for encouraging terrorism when he published a song called “White Man”…

Subscribe to The North Star

Subscribe for $10 a month to gain access to this and many more articles from The North Star.

Do you already have an account?


Join The Conversation

Join the Conversation