Unmasked: Neo-Nazi racist brainwashing young Scots in bid to lure them into his sick gang of hate

Daily Record, UK/March 29. 2016

By Liam Turbett

A young mum has revealed the horrifying tactics used by 50-year-old skinhead Gary Crane- the UK leader of the ultra-hardline worldwide Right Wing Resistance (RWR) movement.

A leading figure in a Hitler-worshipping white power mob is living in Scotland and luring youngsters into his sick cult.

Racist fanatic Gary Crane is the UK leader of the ultra-hardline worldwide Right Wing Resistance (RWR) movement.

The 50-year-old skinhead – who has a tribute to Hitler tattooed across his neck – is attempting to enlist a Scottish “army” of foot soldiers to his bigoted cause.

A young mum who was targeted by Crane has revealed how he brainwashes vulnerable young people after pretending to befriend them in Glasgow city centre.

A Record investigation uncovered other young people who confirmed how Crane – who has a vast network of contacts among Britain’s most abhorrent right-wing extremist groups – has been preying on teenagers to lure them into his military-style gang.

Mum Shannon Kelieff, 22, said Englishman Crane started approaching impressionable youngsters around Glasgow’s “four corners” hangout – the junction of Argyle Street and Union Street – in 2014.

She said: “He is a really creepy guy and it makes me sick to think of the way he is manipulating people.

“At first Gary comes across as a real gentleman. He is polite and he would show up offering drinks and trying to get in with younger folk.

“But once you get to know him, all this horrible racism comes spewing out.

“I fell pregnant with my boyfriend not long after he started showing up and he would come out with all this creepy stuff about me carrying the Aryan child.

“I told him straight that I was carrying my daughter and that I wasn’t interested in his crazy crap.

“Once I did that, he and his wife Sara, who is just as bad, turned on me.

“I have been getting threatening emails and people have been basically bullying me online.”

Mum-of-two Shannon added: “He is trying to build a Right Wing Resistance army in Scotland by brainwashing teenagers.

“Quite a few guys and girls who were around 16 or 17 years old at the time are now members.

“He goes after people who are maybe a bit vulnerable and can’t see what they are getting into.

“The next thing they are going on about Hitler and white supremacy and all this disgusting nonsense.”

Among the young people in their teens and early twenties who appear to have been brainwashed by Crane are Kaela MacDonald and her boyfriend Glen Kelly.

Another disciple is Connor Anderson, listed on the RWR website as third in command “warrant officer” for Britain and unit leader for Scotland.

Dean Howden, 18, from Milngavie, near Glasgow, regularly spews racist bile online and is an RWR follower.

MacDonald, Kelly, Anderson and Howden were all pictured with Crane performing Nazi salutes in front of the City Chambers in Glasgow city centre while protesting against

The RWR are also supported by Daniel Sturrock, 24, from Penicuik, Midlothian, one of a band of other young Scots who have been photographed with Crane behind racist flags and at various events.

A recruitment poster on one of Crane’s social media profiles features a gun-toting balaclava-clad man under a RWR logo, with the caption “join the resistance”.

Crane, who has been based in Scotland for many years, lives with wife Sara, who heads the “women’s section” of his group, in a terraced cottage in Cumnock, Ayrshire.

The white supremacist fanatic has 1488 tattooed across his neck. The 14 represents the racists’ “14 Words”, slogan – “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children” – while 88 is code for Heil Hitler as H is the eighth letter in the alphabet.

The RWR – who have a quasi-military structure with ranks – were founded in New Zealand six years ago and now have cells across the world.

In some countries, they have attempted to intimidate minority communities by going on “security” patrols.

Shannon said: “It’s pathetic. They have all got bomber jackets with little badges with their rank sewn on.

“When you think about what they stand for, it is just not right.

“I have two children now and I have friends who are black, and from other parts of the world. I don’t want my kids to grow up in this atmosphere of hate. I want them to accept people for what they are and not to be bigoted.

“Basically Gary’s whole thing is that he wants to get rid of everyone that isn’t white. He wants to get all the immigrants out and even people who have lived here for generations if they are the ‘wrong’ colour.

“It is just really sad to see young people falling for that. Surely there is more to life.”

One 19-year-old, who did not want to be named, joined the RWR before realising the error of his ways.

He said: “I thought it was something that wanted to stick up for ordinary people. But as I got more involved I just didn’t like what I was getting into and backed out.

“I don’t know whether it was all talk from Gary, but it seemed like he really wanted to form some kind of army to go around throwing anyone who isn’t white out of the country.

“He is totally obsessed with Hitler and the Aryan race. It’s all just a bit pathetic really.”

At Crane’s home, Sara answered the door and claimed her husband was out. She said: “The one who is in charge is not in, but we have a rule that we do not speak.”

Ultra right thugs cause violence and terror in countries across the world

GARY Crane and his wife Sara maintain a vast network of hardline right-wing contacts from their Ayrshire cottage.

Earlier this year, Crane attended a violent demonstration with members of Combat 18 and the National Front that ended with swastikas being scrawled in blood on buses.

He has friends in RWR cells from New Zealand to Sweden, as well as associates in the infamous Scottish Defence League (SDL). In a photograph posted on one of the couple’s many social media profiles, Crane is seen posing with notorious Nazi thug Shane Calvert and Swedish RWR fanatic Peter Kramer.

Blackburn-based Calvert is a senior member of the North West Infidels group.

In 2013, he was jailed along with five others for ambushing and battering people going to an anti-fascist benefit gig in Liverpool.

The then 34-year-old – known in extremist circles as Diddyman – was jailed for 14 months after admitting violent disorder.

The thugs carried out a pre-planned attack on their heavily outnumbered victims, throwing punches and kicks while covering their faces in a bid to hide their identity.

Calvert is also understood to have been arrested by police in relation to a demonstration he attended with Crane in Dover earlier this year.

It saw far-right groups fighting with anti-fascist supporters and daubing swastikas on coaches with their blood.

After a violent North West Infidels rally at St George’s Hall in Liverpool, Calvert wrote on social media: “The police looked after us while we did it, so we threw rocks at them. Get f****** used to it. To all that stood by us – We Salute You, Nazi style.”

Kramer is a senior member of the Swedish branch of the RWR. He has travelled to New Zealand to meet founding members of the organisation and travels Europe to attend demos dressed as an SS-style Nazi.

Crane is currently trying to find like- minded racists to join him on a demo in Stockholm in July.

The event is being billed as an opportunity for nationalists from across Europe to come together to “stop the invasion” of immigrants – even though the Nazis will take advantage of free EU movement laws to attend.

The RWR are also known to team up with members of the SDL in Scotland and invites members to come to their meetings.

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