two canadians who police link to neo nazis face terrorism charges

The men created extremist manifestoes and recruiting videos, officials say.

Two Canadian men who the police say are affiliated with a variety of far-right, neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups have been charged with terrorism and hate crimes.

In a statement, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or R.C.M.P., said that Matthew Althorpe of the Niagara area in Ontario and Kristoffer Nippak of the Toronto area were involved in creating extremist manifestoes and recruiting videos.

The police force, in an email, declined to offer specifics, citing a publication ban on the case. Lawyers for the two men could not be immediately identified. A bail hearing is scheduled for next week in Toronto.

One of the groups that the police said was affiliated with the men, the Atomwaffen Division, was declared a terrorist organization by Canada in 2021. The group, which uses the German word for “atomic weapons” as its name, is among the most violent of right-wing extremist groups and is linked to several killings in the United States.

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