From Ukraine, where he had lived in exile for several years, Mathieu B. challenged his opponents in the French fachosphere to a duel and called for the establishment of a “White Republic of Burgundy”, virile and fantasized homeland of Aryan warriors dedicated to ” cleaning ” ethnicity of a Europe “mixed”. But when the Russian bombs began to rain down on his adopted country, this thirty-year-old Frenchman jumped with his wife and children into a car, heading for the nearest border.
On March 18, the gendarmes of the Central Office for the Fight against Crimes against Humanity, Genocide and War Crimes (OCLCH), assisted by their colleagues from the Marseille observation and surveillance group, arrested on the public highway, in the south of France, where he retains family ties.
The investigators, seized by the national center for the fight against online hatred of the Paris judicial court, after a complaint filed in October 2021 by the Jewish Observatory of France, an association with an online reporting platform, had been exercising discreet surveillance over this supremacist militant for several months. After deploying significant technical resources and obtaining his registration in several international police cooperation files, the OCLCH gendarmes were notified on February 28, four days after the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, that Mathieu B . had crossed the Hungarian border – a country where he lived for a time – and was now on his way to France.
The rest of the operations took the form of a classic investigation, with shadowing and identification of the drop points, before the arrest and then the seizure of computer equipment during searches, elements now being analyzed by the cyber services of the gendarmerie.
Tripartite theories and conspiracy
Still partly available for consultation, the videos published online arouse as much dread as consternation. Fright because this man who is a fan of combat sports, wearing a large beret, his face devoured by black sunglasses, begins his interventions there with a Nazi salute before deploying a racist and anti-Semitic logorrhea of extreme virulence. The Jews ? “Even very young, they have this ability to scrounge from right to left”, he asserts in a video, at the end of 2017. The Indians? “People who wash once every two months. » The rest of his interventions are measured by the yardstick of his own racism, claimed and which he himself qualifies as” innate “. Even the French extreme right, in his eyes “enjoyed”, would be manipulated, in particular, by the American movement Nation of Islam, known for its conspiracy theories.
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