Two Ontario men are facing terrorism-related charges, the RCMP says, after allegedly participating in the creation of manifestos and recruiting videos in support of far-right extremism and the neo-Nazi terrorist movement.
In a news release issued Friday morning, police said the charges stem from an 18-month investigation, with several search warrants carried out in the Toronto and Niagara regions.
The men, according to investigators, helped create Terrorgram Collective manifestos and Atomwaffen Division recruiting videos.
Atomwaffen Division was listed as a terrorist entity in Canada back in 2021, and after that listing, many former members joined “Active Club Canada,” investigators say.
Members of the group have been seen performing combat training exercises in community parks. Atomwaffen Division is an international neo-Nazi terror group, police say, which started in the U.S. The organization has since spread to the U.K. and Canada, alongside other locales.
“The group calls for acts of violence against racial, religious, and ethnic groups, police, and bureaucrats, to prompt the collapse of society,” the RCMP said in its news release.
Read more: CBC News (Canada)