RCMP searches Manitoba home in relation to Canadian Forces member allegedly in hate group

The RCMP executed a search warrant at a home in Manitoba on Monday in connection with allegations that one of its members was involved in an organization that promotes hate.Multiple sources tell Global News’ Mercedes Stephenson that a number of firearms were seized during the search, which occurred at around 10 p.m. in the town of Beausejour.While it’s unclear if the CAF member accused in the military investigation resides at the home, sources say it is related to the investigation.Story continues belowThe Winnipeg Free Press first reported on Monday the allegations that Master Cpl. Patrik Mathews was recruiting for white supremacist network The Base.The CAF issued a statement about the situation, saying it was investigating and exploring potential “immediate actions” to take. Few other details were provided at the time.Col. Gwen Bourque told reporters Tuesday that no arrests had been made. She said Mathews had been relieved from duty but is still considered an active member.READ MORE: Defence minister to look into ‘further action’ to tackle Armed Forces members in hate groupsMathews is employed at a CAF base in Winnipeg as a combat engineer.According to the report, Mathews put up Nazi posters across the city for the group. He also allegedly expressed admiration for serial killers and mass shooters, such as Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. Members of The Base also consider the alleged Christchurch shooter “a saint,” the report said.“He wants to recruit young white men for a race war,” it alleged. “He thinks one is coming and can’t wait for it to get here.”WATCH: Proud Boys return to active military duty, face no criminal charges View original article here Source

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