A White Supremacist Set Himself on Fire While Trying to Burn Down a Synagogue July 6, 2019

A White Supremacist Set Himself on Fire While Trying to Burn Down a Synagogue

Some may call it divine judgment.

Some may call it karma.

And some people will just relish the schadenfreude.

A white supremacist who tried to burn down a synagogue got a face full of flames as he fled the scene.

Tristan Morgan was recorded on CCTV splashing fuel through a window before taking the full blast of the explosion in his face.

He then calmly walked away from the scene of the anti-semitic attack, patting his singed head, and driving off in a van.

The footage was played at the Old Bailey in London where Morgan was given an indefinite hospital order.

The incident took place more than a year ago, but the footage was made public during his recent trial. He pleaded guilty to arson and charges relating to terrorism.

If he is ever released Morgan will be subject of long-term monitoring by the police and partners.

The court was told the far-right extremist with “deep-rooted anti-Semitic beliefs” laughed after he set fire to a historic synagogue.

He encouraged terrorism by publishing a song entitled White Man to live-streaming website Soundcloud and having a copy of the White Resistance Manual.

Thankfully no one was injured in the attack (except for Morgan) and the building, which was built in the 1700s, is still standing. Members of the congregation were able to use it again in October, and a rededication ceremony took place earlier this year.

The “hospital order” means he’ll spend time in a hospital to deal with his diagnosed mental illness rather than going to prison.


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