BRITAIN: Nazi Planned Machete Attack At Pride Event

The BBC reports:

A neo-Nazi’s plan to attack people with a machete at a gay pride event was foiled after he told people about it on Facebook, a court heard. Police were tipped off about Ethan Stables’ plan to attack the New Empire pub in Barrow, Leeds Crown Court heard. The 20-year-old from Barrow denies preparing an act of terrorism and threats to kill.

Prosecutors said the “white supremacist” had a “deep-seated hatred” of minorities, especially gay people. Prosecutor Jonathan Sandiford, who described Mr Stables, of Egerton Court, as a neo-Nazi who supported Adolf Hitler, said the defendant intended to “launch a murderous attack” on various communities.

The Guardian reports:

The prosecutor told the jury of seven men and five women how Stables became enraged when he heard about the event at the New Empire pub. Stables spent seven months researching firearms and explosives, and had begun to acquire material to build an improvised explosive device, the jury heard.

“His purpose in these acts of preparation was to launch a murderous attack on members of these communities. In particular, the prosecution suggest, people who were gay,” the prosector said. Patrick Upward QC, who is defending Stables, told the jury that his client was not a white supremacist, but more a “white fantasist”.

  • HZ81

    Hey, suck my dick, Ethan.


    • Chucktech

      You know he wants it…

  • bkmn

    I’ve always worried some asshat would plan something like this for a Pride event. The response is to keep showing up, being visible and keeping our eyes and ears open.

    • Chris Baker

      Yes, I was in my first gay pride parade this year, as part of my company’s first participation in the local event. Because of the events going on recently, I was a little worried (plus imagining my mother’s heart attack if something happened to me, since she is very religious and doesn’t know I am gay).

      But I believe that when it’s your time to die, it’s your time to die. (Yes, I still cling to some belief in a diety, but not quite sure about the details.) So I joined in.

      • Rocco Gibraltar

        Time to come out to your mom.

        • Chris Baker

          Eh, I’m fine. She’s the only one who doesn’t know. And I do it more out of pity for her and avoid further drama. If she hasn’t figured it out by now….

          • Ron Robertson

            That’s what I was thinking. She probably knows and doesn’t want to face it.

          • jixter

            Your mother “figured it out” a long time ago but is afraid of confirmation because she’d then have to deal with her (artificial) guilt for having somehow ’caused’ it. You’re a good son for feeling protective towards her. Still, she’s a big girl and you’re a big boy now – and you are obligated to live your life with honesty and integrity, to the extent that you feel that you’re able.

          • acde

            She knows. All mothers know. She does not want to embarrass you by bringing it up

      • Chef Philips

        I’m happy you were able to openly attend your first Gay Pride parade, Chris Baker! It must have felt joyful to finally spend some time with us.

        Here’s also hoping you will find the perfect time, place, and words to let your Mother know who you really are! (But obviously, your safety and her health are more important, and you are the best judge of how to handle that situation.)

        Mazel tov! 🦄 🌈 💋

        • Chris Baker

          Thanks. But my mom is a bit of a religious nut. Since I stopped going to church she puts bible tracts in my birthday cards, etc. I should mention that I was always the good boy (due to my introversion and shyness) who went to Christian school and a fundamentalist Bible college. So I certainly was no wayward heathen.

          Anyway, she’s the only one who doesn’t know/hasn’t figured out I’m gay. And there’s no reason to tell her, since she is a very controlling, uptight person, (dare I say ‘small minded’) set in her ways, and it would just bring on more Bible tracts and her imploring me to “get right with God.” If a gay couple comes on an HGTV show she will say, after a few minutes, “is anything else on?”

          • Chef Philips

            As I said, you are the best judge of how to handle the situation.

          • TuuxKabin

            Only because you mentioned it. I understand the ‘no need for more drama mama.’


          • Scott Carpenter

            My mother was the same. Year after year, every Christmas, I got the “gift” of an annual subscription to her church magazines. One year I got fed up, and I gave her subscriptions to Advocate and On Our Backs (lesbian magazine at the time). I never got another church magazine subscription.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        (Yes, I still cling to some belief in a diety, but not quite sure about the details.)

        A novel excuse if I ever heard one.

      • Chadwick

        Your spiritual beliefs and choices on coming out are your own prerogative, and you’ve responded with more grace than a lot of these responses deserve. (golf claps)

  • Ninja0980

    Wish all assholes would be this stupid..

    • sfbob

      I think most assholes actually ARE this stupid. And most of their plots are foiled because of it. It would be worse if they were all smart but I believe our side has the monopoly (though it is not a complete monopoly) on intelligence and rationality. How else can we explain why so few scientists are Republicans?

  • kaydenpat

    So what the hell is the difference between a White Supremacist and a White Fantasist? **rolls eyes and sighs loudly**

    Glad he was caught.

    • 🐾vorpal🐾

      A “white fantasist,” while still being human feces that needs to be locked away for life, at least sounds like he recognizes that this is not the supreme pinnacle of human evolution:

      • safari

        The US needs national public healthcare — which includes dental.

        • Chef Philips

          . . . and mental-health care/treatment

      • Todd20036

        Damn. It hurts to look at them!

        SHit, they’re in their 20s (maybe not the man in the hind ground.)

    • Chris Baker

      What fantastists wear nipple glitter.

    • ChrisMorley

      His defence lawyer is trying to spin the damning evidence in the best light. The prosecution will soon destroy that cosy picture.
      British lawyers are Very Polite.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Why a wy-fan has all the hottest white supremacist posters plastered on his ceiling!

  • FloBear

    He hates the gay in himself that much. Who did that to him? Church, parent? You’ve got to be carefully taught.

  • Tim Patterson

    Well, at least he’s considering murder a “traditional value”. The Nazi is actually telling the truth for once!

  • SkokieGuy [Snark McSnarkyface]

    Can we amend hate laws that if you are convicted, your browser history, emails and DMs will be made public?

    • safari

      Lets start with the government leadership.

      • Tomcat

        And then move to religious institutions.

        • safari

          Works for me.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    “A neo-Nazi’s plan to attack people with a machete at a gay pride event was foiled after he told people about it on Facebook…”

    Mastermind of the Master Race.

    • Chef Philips

      Perhaps it was a “cry for help”? (I’m not supporting or condoning in any way.)

      • jixter

        I suspect that he told others about his plan because he wanted to be stopped. ‘Katie’ was left with no options.

        • Chef Philips

          I hope so!

      • Mike

        so what’s the bet he’s actually a self loathing gay boy and seriously mixed up?

        • Chef Philips

          No bet here; Vegas odds only give 7-5

    • leastyebejudged

      IKR. I wonder how far he really got along with his supposed “plan”.

      • ChrisMorley

        ‘Ethan Stables, 20, had assembled a machete, knives, an axe, an air rifle and a ball bearing gun in preparation for an attack on the New Empire pub…’

    • Todd20036

      Or he was a braggart

    • Ore Carmi

      Still horrifying.

  • James

    Wow, his friends in that chat. Not “I’m calling the fucking police you psycho,” just “that won’t solve anything.”

    • kanehau

      Well, to be fair, the smart thing to do would be to continue to try to talk him out of it while you call the police and give his location.

      Best be a surprise when they show up.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      The former is not persuasion, but a threat. And cornered rats….

    • Dramphooey

      “That’s not right Ethan.”

  • shellback

    We don’t care if you die either.

    • Chucktech

      Actually, if we have any say in the matter…

  • safari

    I remind us again that our local community college here in Lansing was spared an attack because the purpotrator’s friends, who he warned in advance, called the police. I hope the youth are learning that it is okay to turn in so called friends.

    • Sporkfighter

      Yep. Calling before your friend kills someone isn’t getting him in trouble, it’s keeping his trouble small enough that he might get through it and still have a life.

  • Porkie

    “My children”……Yeah, sure Ethan, I can see that happening ….don’t you have to like have sex first or something?….

    • Boreal

      Sex with a woman, not his hand or other men under the bathroom stall divider.

      • Porkie

        Sex with anything animate and concious would be a start for most of the right wing illitarati…

      • Bunter

        Yeah but don’t you think women avoided him because he was creepy? Claiming that sex with women would “cure” these guys is just crazy. And I pity any woman who has sex with them.

    • safari

      I stand by Bill Maher’s assessment that sexual frustration is playing a role in many of these radical young men’s motivations.

      • 🐾vorpal🐾

        Agreed. Many of these probably cross over with the “men’s right movement”, where when women (all of them) turn them down, they respond with courtesy and dignity by telling them that they deserve to be raped, murdered, and then raped again in that order.

        Remember Elliot Rodger?

        • safari

          I’m going to say the white guy. Who killed women.

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            Doesn’t really narrow it down, does it?

          • Sporkfighter

            What a whiny bitch.

          • Bunter

            Wow. I thought that was satire, until I realized it’s the actual video by the actual shooter.

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            Creepy as hell, isn’t it?

            I think shortly after this was made, IIRC, he killed six people and injured 14 others before killing himself.

        • Lizard

          Without apparently ever realizing that they might get laid if they, you know, stopped treating women like complete shit and offered even the slightest amount of respect. Entitled fuckers.

          But try telling them that. I just love being told that I deserve to be raped for daring to have the agency to say no. /s

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            Anger management issues combined with a micropenis is not a good combination.

      • Chef Philips

        Agree, but I’m not sure that theory originated with Bill Maher

      • CanuckDon

        Definitely….it’s the new closet for so many of these boys in denial.

      • RoFaWh

        Easily cured in a few simple steps:

        1. Legalize prostitution.

        2. Round up all the horny, bored housewives and widows and install them in purpose built brothels.

        3. Round up all the horny, frustrated young men and make sure that, via the facilities of the brothels mentioned in step (2), they are “processed” at least three times weekly; more, much more if at all possible. This can be termed Big Brother’s Milking Parlor.

        Anyone convicted of prudery, be they prude or prudess, is automatically sentenced to twelve months of round the clock nakedness.

        • Priya Lynn

          I was with you until you suggested putting women in brothels without their consent.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      I’m sure there’s another man out there that we could confirm he’s been with, although spit babies don’t count.

  • Boreal

    ‘foiled after he told people about it on Facebook’ : And this is the master race ?

  • 🐾vorpal🐾

    Ethan Stables?
    He’s clearly a stables genius, like his wet dream daddy.

    Thank you to the woman who prevented yet another senseless hate-tragedy.

  • JCF

    Dude, you need to Come Out.

    [Not that the gay community will have you.]

  • Henry Auvil

    I hate Nazi haircuts. Not hot. Let your freak flags fly bros!

  • safari

    The sad thing is like the way the Nazi haircut looks on some men. It’s been co-opted by actual Nazis, once again.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • safari

      Between this, the news that Sessions has been pressing the head of the FBI to fire top leadership to “clean the house”, and probably a half dozen other things I can’t remember, Rachael’s show should be fun tonight.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Sure seems like a hell of a lot has gone down today…..coordinated effort or strategy by Mueller?

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        As long as it is worked properly, I don’t care.

    • Henry Auvil

      Perjury trap. Yee-hah!!

    • Michael R
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    • JWC


    • JohnJay
    • sfbob

      This should be entertaining.


      The money laundering Trump crime family are going down.

      • JackFknTwist

        And that is exactly where they will be caught, ….with all that Russian money as Eric-the-Bright told us long ago !

        [ Eric sure is another stable genius.]

        • William

          He’s laundered plenty of Kazakh and Azeri money too! His business deals in Azerbaijan may also tie Trump to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

    • SoCalGal20

      It’s Mueller Time!!!!!

    • BobSF_94117

      I would totally love it if Mueller actually plans on interrogating him about his Russian business connections and crimes.

    • canoebum
    • Herald

      Trump won’t go.

  • fastlanestranger

    Fine people!

  • Chef Philips

    Wow. Someone sure hates his own gayness. Such a terrible world we live in.

    • and the core of the reason for that self-hatred? religion. someone religious taught him to hate himself, or for religious based reasons.

      • Chef Philips

        Indeed. See my other post on the same subject,

    • CanuckDon

      How can this not piss many of us off? Christ…we’ve had close to 50 years of the gay movement. This little shit is a mere 20 years old. Queer As Folk was on while he was in diapers! We’re still fighting males who think homosexuality isn’t a masculine trait.

      • Chef Philips

        Not exactly sure what you mean to insinuate; I came out in the early ’80s.

        Being pissed off is a good first step, but it doesn’t accomplish much, unless it *also* motivates us to *take action* to improve the world we live in and redress the wrongs that have been perpetrated on us and our community

  • Michael R
  • TK

    That fucking haircut will not age well. People will look back on this period with regret. I’m glad it’s been taken over by fascist bros, but I hate to even see it. It’s so fucking ugly…that comb over bullshit

    • leastyebejudged

      rage against the haircut

    • GanymedeRenard

      I regret having had that haircut back in 2014. Then I moved to man bun. Now I have whatever I see fit to my ever-fattening face.

    • ChrisMorley

      It’s a Brit neo-Nazi hair homage.
      I predict that the trial will soon hear he is a member of Britain First.
      British Far Right Groups

      • Paul

        The Finsbury Park attack guy was influenced by Britain First propaganda. I suspect the same will apply here.

  • 🐾vorpal🐾

    BTW, how exactly does killing a bunch of gay people “fight for his race?”
    Definitely not the sharpest cucumber in the alphabet, this one.

    • safari

      His gene pool might catch teh geh?

    • ChrisMorley

      Barrow (officially Barrow-In-Furness) is a depressed town at the tip of a peninsular sticking out into the Irish sea. There is a shipyard.
      I’m too polite a Brit to admit it is a Shithole, but it has little to recommend it.

      • ChrisMorley

        It is remarkably White.
        The 2011 census states 96.9% of Barrow’s population as White British, and ethnic minority populations in Barrow stood at 3.1%.

        • Chef Philips

          Wow. That is incredibly white. What is the population, ChrisMorley (you seem to have a wealth of information about Barrow at your fingertips)?

          • ChrisMorley

            It’s a small town by British standards – 67,000

          • Chef Philips

            Thank you. Quite a small burg, but that 96.9% amazes me!

          • Gustav2

            Rep Jim Jordan’s district is 91.17% White; 5.21% Black; 0.74% Asian; 3.28% Hispanic; 0.17% Native American; 2.71% other

        • William

          Are they all related?

        • Gustav2

          We have congressional districts like that. Ask Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH)

        • Paul

          Let me guess, voted overwhelmingly for Brexit but isn’t racist in the slightest? 😉

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Not to mention the Vampires!

        • JackFknTwist

          Hahaha…..yes !

      • Andymac3

        I’ve been to Barrow, was a random hook-up when I was spending a weekend in the Lake District. Not really the sort of place you visit twice, though I did have fun. Was before this Nazi twat was born.

    • MT YVR

      “Definitely not the sharpest cucumber in the alphabet, this one” is now my FAVOURITE phrase. Ever.

      • 🐾vorpal🐾

        Always glad to be of some use. 😼

        • MT YVR

          Well… you are pretty to look at so that works. 😉

          • Snarkaholic

            GAYMEN TO THAT!!!

      • William

        Now you’re comparing apples to orangutans.

    • Clive Johnson

      He was one of their leading intellectuals.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Their logic goes: As white gays do not (generally) produce white children and the children they do produce invariably embrace multiculturalism therefore white genocide.

    • RoFaWh

      That might be better phrased as “not the most thinly sliced cucumber in the salad.”

    • JR

      He’s another Stable genius!

    • William

      The gays are breeding like rabbits.

  • Gigi

    The nutjob’s surname is Stable.

    • Lumpy Gaga


  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Mr. Stables clearly isn’t.

  • TK

    From the article:

    “He also told the jury the defendant has Asperger’s Syndrome, a favourite uncle who is openly gay and a best friend who is black.”

    Do people even listen to themselves? I mean, does that bullshit even fly with anybody anymore?

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      Probably, but those with a working brain aren’t swayed by it.

  • Chef Philips

    Too bad such a handsome guy turned out to be a homophobic asswipe. I blame religion, his family, and the Prez’nit (not necessarily in that order)

    • Dramphooey

      Handsome guy? He looks average in this picture and you can bet for his avatar this is his posed, best shot. Handsome guys look straight at the camera for their avatars.

      • Chef Philips

        Yes, G-d forbid someone should have a different opinion than you

  • Friday’s_cat

    If aquitted he’ll make the rounds of all the American AM Hate Radio shows and guest on Fox News.

  • Jmdintpa

    A bullet will stop a machete every time asshole… feeling froggy little nazi… JUMP

    • Friday

      Bullet? I’ll just take this oak walking stick, that’s plenty. Gods.

    • alguien

      unless you’re a ninja warrior who can bat them away with it.

    • Sporkfighter

      In the UK, who has a bullet handy? Not even the cops. That’s the reason he went with the machet instead of a gun.

  • GanymedeRenard

    All that rage because of, IDK, two people of the same gender kissing on the street, my darling? Have you ever considered professional mental help?

    P.S. Machete is so 19th century. Check your calendar.

  • Mike__in_Houston

    “…after he told people about it on Facebook.” Another bright Nazi, after The Screaming Cheeto’s own heart.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Daddy and penis issues. Guarantee it.

    Seriously, all these Nazis just need to fuck off already.

  • MT YVR

    Half the comments are what ran through my mind. He doth protest a wee teeny tiny bit tooooo much.

    But honestly, more than anything. What is it that is so compelling, so … willing to die to wipe out people who have nothing to do with you other than exist. That you need to destroy them so utterly that your life is unimportant to that cause? When they ACTUALLY do nothing to you, near you, with you other than exist?

    That shit is fucked up.

    “There’s a guy named Fred in the middle of a little known forest in the centre of a 1000 square mile area of earth that has no other human on it that I must hunt down and kill because Reasons! Mainly that his name is Fred.”

    That’s … that’s just fucking nuts.

    • Friday

      Like many radicalized authoritarians, the real seduction is the other way around: they are convinced to attack people that have nothing to do with them or their problems to try and *make* themselves have something to do with something ‘important.’ It’s part of why the targets and authoritarian religions or flags may vary, but the ‘rationales’ are the same.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Lucky for you, as you may very well have been killed, Nazi Pig trash puke.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    The greater the homophobia, the more… aw, you know the rest.

  • Barry William Teske

    Somewhere there exists a person or group of persons that carefully molded the HATE into this human being just because they HATE themselves and fear those that do not.
    Another potential life.
    No more.
    Because carefully seeded HATE of an other.

  • aagold76 .

    why are there always comments that have NOTHING to do with the story- and they always seem to be featured…..

    • kareemachan

      like yours?

  • alguien

    is this just another example of a “stable” genius?

  • Ann Kah

    Just rage. Unfocused hatred. His life hasn’t turned out to be perfect enough, so he will “fix” it by tuning it on other people.

    I don’t know if I’m describing this guy, as it’s just a guess. But there seem to be entirely too many people who just have anger to spare, so they cause pain to other people, then (too late) find out that it hasn’t alleviated any of their pain at all.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    The last thing I want to hear is that he’s just a baby because he’s 20 because you know and I know that a 20 year old PoC would NOT be given the benefit of the doubt. It’s really gross how someone can demand to be considered superior yet insist the bar for them be lowered to a 1/10 of that of anybody else

  • Michael

    There is absolutely no chance in hell that kid isn’t a total bottom.

    • Matt G, Rochester

      Or he will be, very soon.

  • fuzzybits

    White fantasist. Hahaha.

  • Happy_Housewife

    It’s a damn good thing criminals tend to be really, really stupid.

    • kareemachan

      I should have read down before commenting. We think alike. 😉

  • Stephen

    As none of these comments relate to the story above,’BRITAIN: Nazi Planned Machete Attack At Pride Event’, and instead seem to be about the Russia investigation, I’m guessing that Disqus is on the blink?

  • kareemachan

    Thank Cthulhu these people are mostly idiots who can’t keep off of social media sites.

  • #DJTK5F

    OT: Have not seen any mention here yet of the murder of Blaze Bernstein in California, a 19-year old gay man home from college for the holidays, murdered by a former classmate who is pro-Nazi and comes from a rabidly Catholic family. Blaze Bernstein disappeared after going out late one night to meet with his former classmate, and was later found buried in a shallow grave with more than 20 stab wounds. Bernstein had texted other friends that the former classmate had come on to him, but made him promise not to tell. The former classmate told police that Bernstein tried to kiss him on the lips.

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  • Priya Lynn

    “Patrick Upward QC, who is defending Stables, told the jury that his
    client was not a white supremacist, but more a “white fantasist”.”.

    That’s incredibly pathetic.

  • Mr. M

    White heterosexual Christian men are so badly maligned