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Matthew Cronjager biography: 13 things about Ingatestone, Essex man

Matthew Cronjager (©Counter-Terroism Police Network)
Matthew Cronjager (©Counter-Terroism Police Network)

Matthew Cronjager is a resident of Essex, England, United Kingdom. He is on the autistic spectrum with a mild level of severity and he has a high intelligence quotient.

He loves karate, football and cricket and enjoys computer gaming. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Ingatestone, Essex. (a)
  2. He was a member of a Telegram group called The British Hand, which was infiltrated by an undercover officer. In another online group, he said, “I’d prefer pure whiteness in our country but if we had to compromise I’d want segregation.” He told members of group that people are “not supposed to mix race.” (a)(b)
  3. In 2019, he started feeling lonely, isolated, quite depressed and anxious. He was curious about guns and weapons and his fixation became the obsession of a loner in his bedroom, according to his lawyer Tim Forte, who described him as a miserable, isolated young boy. (b)
  4. In April 2019, he downloaded information about firearms, explosives and homemade silencers. (c)
  5. In August 2019, he saved on his phone a video of the two consecutive mass shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, 2019 in a terrorist attack carried out by Brenton Harrison Tarrant, then 28, of Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. (c)
  6. He volunteered to become the leader of an online extreme right-wing group called Exiled 393 and set up an online library to share with the members right-wing propaganda and manuals about making explosives. He wanted a revolution based on his fascist beliefs, including hatred of non-white people, Jews, Muslims and people with a different sexual orientation to his. In October 2020, he posted a sketch plan of an underground bunker along with two posts on how to carry out the revolution. (b)(d)
  7. Between October 31, 2020 and December 19, 2020, he transferred funds to help purchase materials to build weapons to be used by The British Hand members. He sought to produce a firearm using a 3D printer. (d)
  8. In November 2020, he told The British Hand members that they should set up a collective PayPal account to buy weapons and other items for the group. He told the undercover officer who had infiltrated the group that he wanted to executive his Asian friend who he likened to a cockroach. He said the friend boasted to him of sleeping with three white women. (a)
  9. On December 29, 2020, he was arrested at his home in Ingatestone. Police seized a large amount of material demonstrating his commitment to an extreme right-wing cause. After his arrest, he confessed that he had neo-Nazi, fascist, far-right views but he claimed he felt ashamed and disgusted by them. (a)(b)
  10. In August 2021, he pleaded not guilty to disseminating terrorist publications through a library on Telegram but admitted four other counts of having terrorist publications. (c)
  11. On September 3, 2021, he was found guilty of preparing acts of terrorism and disseminating terrorist publications on Telegram at the Old Bailey. (a)(b)
  12. He was 18 years old when he was found guilty of plotting terrorist acts on September 3, 2021. (a)
  13. He was remanded in custody to be sentenced on October 18, 2021. (a)(b)

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(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)

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1 reply »

  1. Autism? Lol. More propaganda. This dude is 100% SOCIOPATH. Wake up World. Enough with the million labels for people that have No Conscience, No Remorse, No Empathy. They’re Sociopaths. Period. No Cure.

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