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”…
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