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Scottish woman named 'Miss Hitler 2016' in neo-Nazi beauty pageant

The National Action 'beauty pageant' has been condemned by critics for inciting racial hatred

Rachael Pells
Thursday 30 June 2016 23:58 BST
The Miss Hitler competition is an annual beauty pageant held by the National Front
The Miss Hitler competition is an annual beauty pageant held by the National Front (Twitter)

A Scottish woman has been crowned "Miss Hitler 2016" in a beauty pageant organised by a neo-Nazi youth movement.

National Action, a white supremacist group, said they set up the competition to raise awareness of its female supporters, who “rarely get much spotlight or recognition”.

The winner, who has not been identified, appears in photographs with the lower half of her face covered.

On the group’s website, she said she “didn’t want to believe that the Jews are the enemy”, as she was “brought up to believe that they are very similar to Christians”.

“Eventually the Jewish propaganda became too obvious to ignore,” she said, “and so I became involved with NA.”

Asked which one person she would kill if she could “get away with it,” Miss Hitler named German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying she would put her “in one of her camps and let her pet refugees do the rest.”

The Board of Deputies of British Jews has condemned the group and its pageant.

A spokesperson said: “This is a clear case of inciting racial hatred. It is possibly the ugliest beauty contest ever held.”

National Action have been widely criticised in the past for targeting young people with propaganda. The group were previously derided for defacing the statue of Nelson Mandela in London during a protest.

When promoting the contest, National Action said, “We hope this will grant a unique insight into our movement that will challenge the widely held preconceptions society has about the far-right.”

Details of the contest were taken down from Facebook in May, shortly after the competition was announced. The winner was announced on Twitter however, and the group’s blog remains.

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