Philip Arps unapologetic after jailing, compares himself to Hitler's deputy

Philip Arps has refused to apologise after he was convicted of sharing video of the Christchurch terror attack.

Arps was exposed as one of New Zealand's worst racists as part of a Newshub 'Because It Matters' investigation, and on Tuesday he faced justice.

Judge Stephen O'Driscoll sentenced him to  21 months in prison for distributing the video, which was deemed objectionable by the Chief Censor. But there was no regret or remorse.

"When asked about your opinion on the objectionable video, you replied that it was awesome," Judge O'Driscoll said in court.

When asked by police about the 51 killed and 40 wounded, Arps responded with hatred.

"You showed little empathy and said 'I couldn't give a f**k mate'," Judge O'Driscoll said.

Arps has never cared about Muslims - in 2016 he delivered a pig's head to the Al Noor Mosque. And a Newshub investigation obtained video of Arps calling for Muslims to be "culled".

"Bring on the cull! Get the f**kers out. The rules are changing. White power!" Arps said.

Arps is a total neo-Nazi -  who also hates Jews. He compares himself to Rudolf Hess - once Hitler's second-in-charge, and the deputy fuhrer of the Nazi party.

"You have compared yourself to Rudolf Hess. Quite frankly there is no comparison Mr Arps," Judge O'Driscoll said.

After the March 15 attacks, Arps celebrated by taking the video off Facebook and spreading it to glorify the killings.

Before imposing the sentence on Tuesday, Judge O'Driscoll said distributing the video the day after the attack demonstrated "particular cruelty and callousness.''

"I don't see any indication of remorse on your part."

He said the prospect of rehabilitation, or him changing his views on religion or race is virtually non-existent.

Arps pleaded guilty to two charges of sharing an objectionable video.

"Your offending glorifies and encourages the mass murder carried out under the pretext of racial hatred," Judge O'Driscoll said.

Arps has filed a notice of appeal against his 21 month sentence in the High Court.