By Jasmine Gray | 17 October 2017
HUFFINGTON POST — A well-known neo-Nazi and National Front organiser has come out as gay and opened up about his Jewish heritage after peddling hate for more than 40 years.
Despite being active within white supremacist groups as recently as the start of this year, Kevin Wilshaw announced he now is quitting the far-right after being subjected to abuse over his sexuality.
He told told Channel 4 News: “On one or two occasions in the recent past I’ve actually been the recipient of the very hatred of the people I want to belong to.”
Wilshaw, who was arrested for online race hate offences in March, continued: “It’s a terribly selfish thing to say but it’s true. I saw people being abused, shouted at, spat at in the street – it’s not until it’s directed at you that you suddenly realise that what you’re doing is wrong.”
He told Paraic O’Brien that he not only feels “appalling guilty” over his past behaviour, but that he now wants to “hurt” other extremists. […]