West Yorkshire police are investigating the secret links of Thomas Mair, 52, who is accused of the shooting-stabbing murder of the British Labor Member of Parliament Jo Cox, to white supremacist groups, after discovering stashed in his home invoices for purchases from a US-based neo-Nazi group. They included manuals on how to build weapons and explosives and “Ich Kampfe,” an illustrated handbook issued to Nazi party members during the Second World War.
The purchases came from the American group National Alliance, which advocates the creation of an all-white homeland and the eradication of Jews. Police have now confirmed the MP was the victim of a 'targeted' killing and are working with the North East Counter Terrorism Unit in the murder investigation.
Mair declared "death to traitors, freedom for Britain" Saturday when he appeared in court charged with the murder of the lawmaker. who campaigned for the UK to remain in the European Union. A referendum on the hotly-debated issue takes place on June 24.