VICE News can reveal the identity of the man who is behind the spread of neo-Nazi groups across Canada, as well as his ties to a terrorist group.
RCMP told VICE World News the properties are connected to individuals believed to be members of the violent group Atomwaffen Division, which has been declared a terrorist organization by Canada.
A 19-year-old Canadian man is accused of joining an Atomwaffen offshoot, which is a designated terror group.
The raids targeted suspected neo-Nazis connected to groups like Atomwaffen Divison, Combat 18, and Knockout 51, a small far-right street-fighting organization that tried to set up a "Nazi neighbourhood."
One leader of a group on the Canadian and the UK terrorist entity list says it has changed nothing in his life.
Cameron Shea, who went by the alias Krokodil, led members of the neo-Nazi group in a plot aimed at intimidating journalists and activists.
Court documents claim that a confidential informant who helped bring down Atomwaffen Division is also a publisher of white supremacist literature.
For years, the man who created much of the modern neo-Nazi propaganda machine was a ghost. VICE News tracked him down to his parents’ home in a suburb in Ottawa, Canada.
Canada has added more listings to its terror entities list, this time including the influential neo-Nazi James Mason, the militia the Three Percenters, an ISIS affliate, and the U.K. neo-Nazi group Aryan Strikeforce.
While the plan includes new tools for federal agencies, including the CIA and FBI, the biggest shift in strategy could be at the local policing level.
The Texas man was arrested and police confiscated guns, ammo, and extremist paraphernalia, including a T-shirt featuring the image of the neo-Nazi group that claims he was one of their own.