A racist who admitted posting an online video showing someone in a Ku Klux Klan costume hanging a golliwog doll was facing jail today.
The Express & Star can today reveal shocking images of Christopher Philips winking at the camera as he sports a distinctive white hooded KKK costume.
The photograph was posted on a Facebook page, where Philips – who was formerly known as Darren Clifft – also made comments in support of mass murderer Anders Breivik.
The 23-year-old, of Wolverhampton, appeared at the city’s crown court yesterday. At an earlier appearance he made a white supremist gesture as he left the building. He admitted distributing three videos filmed at a music concert which intended to stir up racial hatred.
Police believe he was one of the people dressed in a Ku Klux Klan costume hanging a lifesize golliwog doll at the concert, organised by an extreme right wing group in west Wales in March.
But he pleaded not guilty to that and the charges will not be pursued.
Philips was yesterday told by a judge there was an ‘overwhelming’ likelihood he will face jail. He was arrested by officers from West Midlands’ Counter Terrorism unit in the city on March 26, just weeks after the footage was put online.
But more can today be revealed about the twisted world of Philips, whose address cannot be published for legal reasons.
Police said he had a ‘huge online presence’ and he used Facebook and Twitter to post his extremist views. He used the pseudonyms ‘Daz MarxistHunter’, ‘Klan Man Klifft’ or ‘Klansman Klifft’ and wrote about ‘fighting Islam and cultural Marxism’.
On July 22 last year, he wrote ‘Happy Breivik Day’, on the anniversary of the 2011 Norway attacks, and spoke about Breivik as ‘our commander’. He said online: “Islam, feminism, political correctness, homosexuality, liberalism, anti-white racism and third world immigrants are not welcome in Europe!”
He also claimed ‘racism is natural’ in a separate post. Philips was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of 14 but the court was told he has not been reassessed since.
He will return to Wolverhampton Crown Court on December 19 to be sentenced.