White Neo-Nazi Supremacists Groom Teenagers
Secret endeavours to groom and enlist teens by a neo-Nazi militant group have been uncovered after clandestine tape-recordings are found
The secret recordings capture senior members of the white neo-nazi supremacist group known as "The Base," interviewing young teens before then discussing how they could be better radicalized
The FBI described the group as wanting to incite a race war by uniting white supremacists from all walks of life living throughout the world
The tapes handed over to the BBC One's popular "Panorama" weekly program were first the property of the US civil rights organization, a Southern Poverty Law Centre.
The nature of their content is said to be of such an explosive nature that at first, they were hard to believe. However, due to the detailed content found within them, researchers have amongst themselves agreed as to there validity
The founder of "The Base", a 47-year-old American named Rinaldo Nazzaro, directs the neo-Nazi militant group out of his affluent flat in St. Petersburg Russia, and has already been the subject of an earlier BBC investigation
The secret tapes reveal the original interviews took place via an encrypted conference call app.
All interviews followed the same pattern, interviewees were first quizzed as to their ethnicity, personal history and personal journey through radicalization
After completing the initial stage of the interview, they were then quizzed as to their experience if any, with both explosives and weaponry, after which they were then passed over to more senior members of the group for further interrogation
Required reading for all attendees included Adolf Hitler's, Mein Kampf plus any other literature which would help them to learn about the group's central ideology "To predict and accelerate racial warfare to prepare for conflict and social breakdown"
Worryingly as the tapes continued the leader of the group "Nazzaro" could be heard welcoming other members of extremist groups to the conference call
We here at Worldwide Breaking News will keep you updated as to the ongoing repercussions of this extraordinary meeting as news comes in
Credits and sources: My thanks to Daniel De Simone and Ali Winston BBC News for first reporting this story and of course the team at "Panorama" and many thanks to Alec Favale on Unsplash for cover picture