Copeland who had acted as a steward at various BNP meetings and was photographed with John Tyndall the BNP’s founder was well known by the BNP leadership.
At the time of his arrest Copeland stated this to the police as to the motivation for his actions.
"My main intent was to spread fear, resentment and hatred throughout this country, it was to cause a racial war."
He said: "If you've read The Turner Diaries, you know the year 2000 there'll be the uprising and all that, racial violence on the streets. My aim was political. It was to cause a racial war in this country.
There'd be a backlash from the ethnic minorities, then all the white people will go out and vote BNP."
Today marks the 16th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing which was another terrorist attack that was also inspired by The Turner Diaries book.
The attack that occurred on the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995 was carried out by the former U.S. Army member Timothy James McVeigh.
McVeigh who had sought revenge against the governments for its handling of the Waco siege where 77 members of the Branch Davidians died, had been inspired to his actions by this white supremacist literature.
“McVeigh frequently quoted and alluded to the white supremacist novel The Turner Diaries. It described acts of terrorism similar to the one he carried out.”
Photocopies of pages sixty-one and sixty-two of The Turner Diaries were found in an envelope inside McVeigh's car.
A Timothy McVeigh quote
“If people say The Turner Diaries was my Bible, Unintended Consequences would be my New Testament. I think Unintended Consequences is a better book. It might have changed my whole plan of operation if I'd read that one first.”
The book tells the story of Earl Turner a member of a white supremacist guerrilla army trying to overthrow the American government in a future Aryan race war. It also contains a detailed description of the mass hangings of “Race Traitors” in Los Angeles and the ethnic cleansing of a city.
It’s full of anti-Semitic conspiracy theory government control bile, mixed in with white racial superiority, paranoia and xenophobia.
Here’s a section from the book.
“If the White nations of the world had not allowed themselves to become subject to the Jew, to Jewish ideas, to the Jewish spirit, this war would not be necessary. We can hardly consider ourselves blameless. We can hardly say we had no choice, no chance to avoid the Jew's snare. We can hardly say we were not warned....
The people had finally had their fill of the Jews and their tricks....If the Organization survives this contest, no Jew will -- anywhere. We'll go to the Uttermost ends of the earth to hunt down the last of Satan's spawn.”
Obviously due to its narrative it ticks all the white supremacist extremists’ boxes and is often called the “Bible of the Right Wing”.
So who wrote The Turner Diaries?
Unsurprisingly the author was a well known American Neo-Nazi called William Luther Pierce, writing under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald.
Pierce was the founder of the American neo-Nazi white supremacist organisation the “National Alliance” and creator of the religion “Cosmotheism”.
A religion based on the principles of white racialism, pantheism, eugenics and National Socialism (Nazism).
Obviously William Pierce was a hardcore white supremacist and Neo-Nazi.
Yet this didn’t discourage the British National Party inviting him over to speak at one of their rallies in 1995. And in 1999 Pierce spoke at an American Friends of the British National Party meeting in Arlington, Virginia.
When William Pierce died in 2002, the BNP website carried an official obituary for the man.
Although today the BNP seldom officially make references to William Pierce, their members still hold the man in admiration.
In 2009 Nick Cass the BNP’s leafleting poster boy was spotted on a Television interview with an National Alliance tattoo.
And this BNP Non-Official, "cough” Blog is yet again promoting Pierce’s racial agenda and paranoia.
In the video of Pierce that this BNP blog has posted, he once again re-enforces the racist white supremacist anti-Semitic dogma that is blatant in The Turner Diaries.
Yesterday we reminded you of the Ex-BNP member David Copeland and his terror campaign in London.
Today we remind you of Timothy McVeigh and his terror campaign in Oklahoma City.
Today we have also have pointed out the not so distant link between these two events and the British National Party.
A link that should not be forgotten.
Especially as tomorrow is the anniversary of Adolph Hitler's birthday.
An event that is often celibrated by Neo-Nazi's around the world.