An australian National Socialist who allegedly talked about carrying out a mass shooting will be kept behind bars when his weapons sentence expires.
Michael Holt “poses an unacceptable risk of committing a serious terrorism offence if not either detained or supervised”, Justice Natalie Adams said in the supreme court.
She ordered the 31-year-old be subject to a 28-day interim detention order from 9 September, when his sentence for a string of NSW firearm offences expires.
“Mr Holt remains on the pathway toward an act of violent extremism, politically motivated violence or terrorism,” the assessment concluded.
Holt, whose tattoos include an Iron Cross containing a swastika, SS runes and a death’s head, was found to have supported “violent extremism, politically motivated violence or terrorism” while in custody and in the community.
The judge who jailed him for the weapons offences referred to texts which included “I urge to kill so bad all the time because, well, I can’t get laid, I hate myself.”
He also wrote “my hate increases every day, my rage exponentially so … I always fantasise about mass homicide when I’m in crowds and crowded places … I dream of it all the time”.
The judge deemed him to be “obsessed with guns, sex and death and to be extremely dangerous”.
While in jail, Holt continued to identify with the Christian Separatist Church which members hold “open hatred towards Judaism”, the MSM reported.
According to the assessment, he acknowledged making online posts admiring Adolf Hitler and was seen to perform the Hitler salute when entering a jail group program assessment.
Items found in a 2020 search of his cell included song lyrics supporting National Socialism, and drawings of himself dressed in military type attire holding and pointing a weapon.
The patriotic lyrics included “An Elite with supreme dedication/To the complete eradication Of the mongrel scum in our nation”.
But the judge said most of the material was “far more offensive particularly the vile comments directed at people of the Jewish faith, people of African heritage and homosexuals”.
Adams ordered that Holt be examined by a psychiatrist and psychologist, before she considers the state of NSW’s final application for him to be subject to a continuing detention order or an extended supervision order.