David Parnham, 36, sent hate filled letters to Muslims across the country, which resulted in ‘fear and paranoia spreading across Muslim communities’.
He also sent hundreds of hate filled letters to the Queen and Theresa May between June 2016 and his arrest on 12 June last year.
Parnham also praised white supremacist Dylann Roof, who murdered nine black parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina, in December 2016, the Old Bailey heard. Passages from the letter, which had Parnham’s DNA on it, were read out in court. In the letter, Parnham thanked Roof for ‘opening his eyes’, praising his act of ‘cleansing’ and saying his actions had caused him to feel ‘differently about racial difference’.
He adds: ‘I hate these animals with a passion. ‘I sent letters with white powder to mosques, they had to shut down Parliament because of it. ‘This just reflects how much I respond you.’ He also says he would’ve done anything he could to be at the ‘cleansing’ with Roof and that killing ‘turned him on’.
Parnham also claimed in the letter to have tried to kill a friend by putting bleach in their drink and says he might ‘have to do something’ if Roof is given the death penalty.
Muslim MPs were also sent the letter. The day was due to take place on April 3 this year, but the date passed without incident.