Saturday, December 19, 2020

National Counterterrorism Center identifies "the Order of Nine Angles" as a possible domestic terrorist threat


The Order of Nine Angles, which originated in the U.K., came to public attention in the U.S. earlier this year when Army private, was charged in a violent plot aimed at his own unit. Melzer allegedly shared details of his unit with the Order of Nine Angles.


it’s unclear if he was an adherent, or even motivated by the group’s ideology. (He was also charged with trying to provide information to al-Qaida.)


The Order of Nine Angles was founded in the 1970s in the U.K., according to the counterterrorism center report and other public accounts, and it has been linked to white supremacists and neo-Nazi ideology.

Yet there is little reliable information about the group, and even the authors of the report seemed confused on the extent of its influence.