Neo-Nazi leaves far right after revealing Jewish heritage and coming out as gay

Neo-Nazi leaves far right after revealing Jewish heritage and coming out as gay

Kevin Wilshaw had been a member of the National Front and British National Party (Credit: Twitter @CastleFraming)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A neo-Nazi has quit the far-right after he publicly came out as gay and revealed his Jewish heritage.

Kevin Wilshaw spoke at far-right rallies and had been a member of both the National Front and the British National Party. 

In an interview with Channel 4 News, he said he had abandoned his views after receiving abuse from his former comrades when they suspected he was gay. 

Cameras revealed he possessed a bust of Adolf Hitler and a Nazi flag in his residence, leftover from his time on the far-right.

He told the programme he didn't realise homophobic abuse was wrong until he had personal experience of it.

Wilshaw had previously been arrested for vandalising an Aylesbury mosque in the 1990s, and was also taken into custody over suspected online hate offences in March. 

Wilshaw also revealed his mother - whose maiden name was Benjamin - was partly Jewish. 

He told Channel 4 he had rejected Nazism and felt "appallingly guilty."

See the interview below: