White Supremacist Who Celebrated Dylann Roof Jailed After Sending Fake Anthrax to Queen Elizabeth II

A white supremacist who triggered a full scale security alert after sending fake anthrax to Queen Elizabeth II, as well as orchestrating a campaign of hate against Muslims, has been jailed for more than 12 years.

David Parnham, 36, from Lincoln, England, pleaded guilty to 15 offenses relating to hundreds of threatening letters and hoaxes he sent between June 2016 and June 2018. Some of his targets included former British prime ministers David Cameron and Theresa May, as well as Muslim politicians and mosques.

One letter, which was sent to a mosque in Hull, England, contained a drawing of a sword with a swastika on it which was cutting a person's head off. Parnham had signed the letter as "Muslim Slayer."

During sentencing, London's Old Bailey court heard how a full chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) response was launched in October 2016 after he sent fake poison to the Queen along with a note reading "the clowns r coming 4 you," the Press Association reported.

Parnham was also found to have created fear and panic with his "Punish a Muslim Day" hate campaign. This involved sending letters to Muslim homes, institutions, and places of work across the U.K. promoting a day of violence in which people could gain points by targeting Muslims with physical and verbal attacks, with maximum points going to anyone who "nukes Mecca."

According to Tell MAMA, a British group which records anti-Muslim attacks, there were 37 public Islamaphobic incidents in the Spring of 2018 which directly referenced "Punish a Muslim Day."

The so-called "Punish a Muslim Day" was advertised to take place on April 3, 2018, to coincide with the birthday of Charleston terrorist Dylann Roof.

The Old Bailey previously heard how Parnham had written a letter to Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine black people at a church in South Carolina in 2015, in order to thank him for carrying out the attack.

"I just wanted to thank you for opening my eyes," Parnham wrote to Roof. "Ever since you carried out what I'd call the 'cleansing' I've felt differently about what you'd call 'racial awareness.'"

After pleaded guilty to encouraging murder, creating hoaxes involving noxious substances and bombs, sending letters with intent to cause distress, and encouraging offences, Parnham has now been sentenced to 12 years and six months.

He will begin serving his sentence in hospital until he is deemed well enough to be transferred to a prison. Parnham continued to express his hatred towards Muslims while he was being held at a mental hospital awaiting sentence.

"While you have been in hospital you have continued to show antithesis towards Muslims, telling staff you were glad about the attack on a mosque in New Zealand because you feared what Muslims could do and you were scared they could take over the world," Judge Anthony Leonard told Parnham, reported the Daily Mail.

"You have yet to appreciate the seriousness of what you have done and you seem to want to return to the community at the earliest opportunity to live with your parents without any restrictions being imposed on you."

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Queen Elizabeth II as she views the exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria for the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace on July 17, 2019 in London, England. A white supramacist who sent fake poison to the Queen has been sentenced to 12 years and six months. Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty