Man called for ‘every Muslim in Britain to be killed’ and said he would murder Jeremy Corbyn
Jonathan Jennings also warned Jews they would ‘get the same treatment as Muslims’ if they did not behave in a series of online messages
A man has admitted posting a series of messages online calling for Muslims to be gassed and put on bonfires and boasting he would first in line to ‘Jo Cox’ Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Jonathan Damian Jennings also warned Jews that they would “get the same treatment as Muslims” if they did not behave and called for prominent EU remain campaigner Gina Miller to be hunted down and killed.
Jennings, from Brynamman, posted the messages on the American-based social networking site GAB, which styles itself as a “free speech” platform.
The 34-year-old pleaded guilty to 10 counts of publishing threatening written material to stir up religious hatred, sending an electronic communication conveying a threatening message, and sending an electronic communication of an offensive nature when he appeared at Swansea Crown Court via videolink from prison.
A plea hearing earlier this month had to be adjourned when the defendant took his clothes off, lay on the floor of his cell, and refused to enter the dock.
Catherine Richards, prosecuting, said during a series of postings on the GAB site Jennings wrote that it would be “a good idea” if there was a ‘burn a mosque’ day, that Muslims should placed on top of bonfires, gassed, or killed on sight, and that Hitler had been born 100 years too early.
Jennings also called for Muslims to be “forcibly sterilised and banned from preaching their evil creed” until they could be physically removed from the country.
The court heard he also boasted that he would be first in line to ‘Jo Cox’ Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn should he ever become Prime Minister – a reference to the Labour MP who was murdered by a far-right extremist in her Yorkshire constituency in 2016.
Jennings, of Heol y Gelynen, Brynamman, also called for EU remain campaigner Gina Miller to be hunted down and killed and in another message warned Jews that if they did not behave they would “get the same treatment as Muslims.”
David Singh, for Jennings, said a psychological report into the defendant “raised a number of concerns.”
Judge Keith Thomas said he had read the report and noted that the psychologist who wrote it had not diagnosed any particular mental disorder.
Sentencing was adjourned to August 8 and Jennings was further remanded in custody until that date.