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An A-level student who read Mein Kampf at age ten and shared instructions on how to make bombs and throw grenades has been jailed for terror offences.
Malakai Wheeler was handed an extended prison sentence for sharing terrorism documents, which included instructions on how to make bombs and other types of weapons.
The 18-year-old of Swindon, Wiltshire, was convicted of six charges including possessing copies of the Terrorist Handbook, the Anarchist's Handbook and a document called Homemade Detonators in early 2021.
He was also convicted of sharing 92 documents and 35 images in a chatroom, as well as two other charges of sharing instructions for the use of items which could be used to perform acts of terror, including smoke grenades.
He denied all charges but was convicted by a jury. He will serve one year on licence, meaning his total sentence was an 'extended prison sentence' of seven years.
When the student of Marling School in Stroud, Gloucestershire, was arrested, his electrical devices revealed a 'hoard' of Right-wing material, literature and manifestos of known terrorists.
Malakai Wheeler was handed an extended prison sentence for sharing terrorism documents, which included instructions on how to make bombs and other types of weapons
He was just 15 when he began sharing bomb guides online on his own channel on Telegram, an online messaging service, in August 2020. His profile picture contained a Swastika emblem.
Winchester Crown Court heard how in 142 documents posted to his own online collection, the works of Adolf Hitler, Holocaust denier David Irving, British fascist leader Oswald Mosley and terrorists who had committed mass shootings were uploaded.
Wheeler, who began reading Mein Kampf at age ten after being given the book as a Christmas present from his mother, also had manifestos of Anders Breivik, the Norwegian terrorist, and Brenton Tarrant, the New Zealand terrorist.
In early 2021, he passed an 'online white supremacy test' and was permitted entry into an extremist group on Telegram.
The court heard that the group's purpose was the provide a place for 'white nationalists' with 'racial hatred, anti-Semitism and more sinister desire to engage in violence'.
He was just 15 when he began sharing bomb guides online on his own channel on Telegram, an online messaging service, in August 2020 (pictured at Winchester Crown Court)
It was when part of this group that he posted the documents and images to 'demonstrate his worth'. He sent so much content another member advised him to 'take a breather'.
During the trial, prosecutor Brett Weaver told the court: 'This defendant was able to share documents and other material that amongst other things provided instructions for