The noted blogger Fjordman is filing this report via Gates of Vienna.
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The newspaper Expressen
in Sweden recently published an article claiming that two members of the Sweden Democrats party have ties to neo-Nazi organizations. First of all: If these people really do have neo-Nazi connections, they do not belong in a civilized party and should in my view be expelled immediately. The SD will never be taken seriously if they have people like this in their party and they do not deserve to.
That is, however, not the only issue at stake here. The source quoted in this article is the organization Expo. Expo has released a warning against the rise of “organized Islamophobia.” A number of blogs with content that “should probably be banned” were mentioned, among them Gates of Vienna and Little Green Footballs. Two of the important Scandinavian blogs that were labelled “Islamophobes” were Snaphanen and Kurt Lundgren. As both of them have pointed out, according to the article it looks like Expo had access to lists of telephone conversations and bank account information about transactions made by a number of private citizens. If this is correct — and so far I know no more than what this article tells me — several readers suggest that this could be illegal political surveillance of free citizens by a private (but state-sponsored) organization.
Did Expressen journalist David Baas ask Expo how they obtained this information? And if the methods employed were indeed problematic, how many peaceful, private citizens have Expo also been checking in order to make this discovery? The article by Baas mentions the left-wing extremist organization Antifascistisk Aktion (AFA), which has for years and with near impunity been physically and verbally attacking any person deemed to be critical of Sweden’s insane immigration policies. Is the Expressen newspaper going to put the violent organization AFA under similar scrutiny? Can they, for instance, find out why members of AFA in 2007 were allowed to walk next to senior members of the Swedish cabinet, the Swedish media and the Swedish law enforcement despite the fact that AFA members had probably attacked the property of a judge only days before? How come AFA can openly brag about their violent, extra-legal activities for years without being stopped by the authorities? Is it possible that the political elites find them to be a useful tool against those criticizing mass immigration?
As Bruce Bawer writes in While Sweden Slept: “Sweden Democrats have been the targets of events that recall China’s Cultural Revolution. Staged ‘people’s protests’ by members of the ‘youth divisions’ of other parties have led to the firing of Sweden Democrats from their jobs. A few weeks ago, a junior diplomat was dismissed when it became known that he was a member of the party and had criticized his country’s immigration policy. On several occasions, thugs loyal to the ruling parties have broken up SD meetings and beaten up party leaders.”
Sweden has absolutely no public debate about immigration, yet native citizens are subject to an unprecedented wave of violence. In the country’s third largest city, Malmö, which could soon have a Muslim majority, gangs of immigrant thugs brag about “waging a war” against indigenous white Swedes, according to interviews conducted by sociologist Petra Åkesson. Is it “dangerous Islamophobia” by the Swedes in Malmö if they resist continued Muslim immigration? How come Expo displays such concern for Islamophobia and so little for the racism faced every single day by the indigenous people of their own country?
One of the co-founders of Expo, Tobias Hübinette, wrote in 1996: “To feel and even think that the white race is inferior in every conceivable way is natural with regards to its history and current actions. Let the Western countries of the white race perish in blood and suffering. Long live the multicultural, racially mixed and classless ecological society! Long live anarchy!”
According to his own CV, Tobias Hübinette worked for Expo until at least 1997. In other words, he continued doing research for this “anti-racist” organization after having publicly advocated the extermination of the white race and the violent destruction of an entire civilization. During this time period he did research about “racists”. He has openly defended the use of violence for political reasons, even against children and the elderly, and has been convicted of violence. Hübinette has continued promoting “Multiculturalism,” even received awards, and is currently working for the The Multicultural Centre of Botkyrka, Sweden.
The founder and editor of Expo magazine from 1995 until his death in November 2004, Stieg Larsson, worked with Hübinette for years, but was apparently never negatively affected by this collaboration with a person calling for genocide against his people. Larsson has been cited as a credible source regarding the extreme Right, and Expo’s material has been reprinted by leading the newspapers Expressen and Aftonbladet. Larsson left behind three unpublished thrillers, which have proceeded to become major bestsellers in Sweden after his death.
What kind of connections does Expo have with Hübinette today? Why was he apparently allowed to continue his work there after having called for the mass murder of hundreds of millions of people? The Expo website reveals a list of a dozen employees. Who pays these people? What kind of relationship does Expo have with the extremist organization AFA? Is Expo aware of the fact that AFA has been attacking “Islamophobes” for years, and that by branding a person such as Lundgren an “Islamophobe,” they are thus indirectly setting him up for an attack? What has Expo done during the past dozen years to discourage or prevent AFA members from attacking people who have been charged with or convicted of no crime?
After they wrote about “The new face of Islamophobia,” Expo’s Daniel Poohl stated that it’s “not undemocratic” to deny the Sweden Democrats access to political influence. But who is Mr. Poohl, who has been elected to represent nobody, to decide how much free speech other citizens should have in a supposedly free country? Who died and made Expo God?
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Moreover, most of the political violence in Europe, both verbal and physical, comes from Muslims and their supporters on the Left. The first political murders in the Netherlands for centuries were committed by a Muslim in the case of Theo van Gogh and a Leftist supporter of Muslims in the case of Pim Fortuyn. Some members of the Western Left support the suppression of free speech and even the use of street violence against rivals. Is Expo going to write about this worrisome trend, too?
As we speak, Muslims are driving Christians out of the birthplace of Jesus Christ, Bethlehem, but Western media choose to blame this on the Jewish state of Israel, a fellow victim of Jihad. The Christian population has dwindled from more than 85 per cent in 1948 to 12 per cent of its inhabitants in 2006. The few remaining non-Muslim communities in the Middle East are being systematically eradicated. As Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch writes in his book Religion of Peace?: Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t, “Christian communities throughout the Middle East that date back to the dawn of Christianity are decreasing so much that they are on the verge of disappearing from the area altogether.” Overall, the Middle Eastern Christian population has dropped from 20 percent in 1900 to less than 2 percent today, and is declining by the day. Why does Expo hardly write a single word about this global Muslim Christianophobia and infidelophobia when they are so concerned about Islamophobia?
It’s good that Expo worries about political parties with ties to Nazi and Fascist movements. Are they also going to mention that arguably the one party with the closest historical ties to Fascist and Nazi regimes is the Social Democratic Party, the dominant party in Sweden for the past 80 years?
Marcos Cantera Carlomagno in 1995 published a PhD thesis at Lund University describing a series of letters sent by Per Albin Hansson, leader of the Social Democrats who was Prime Minister between 1932 and 1946 and worked for the establishment of “Folkhemmet,” the People’s Home. Hansson was a dear pen pal with Italy’s Fascist leader Mussolini and praised the corporate, Fascist system where each individual was intimately tied to and subordinate to the state. Hansson was positively disposed to Fascism and saw the welfare state as a related concept. Carlomagno’s work was totally ignored by the entire media establishment in Sweden when it appeared in the 1990s. Perhaps Expo could republish it now?
In the book The New Totalitarians, the British historian Roland Huntford pointed out that Socialist professor Gunnar Myrdal and his wife Alva, both highly influential ideologists in developing the Swedish welfare state model, had intimate connections with the German academic world during the Nazi age. Gunnar Myrdal served as both a member of parliament and later as a government minister for the Social Democrats during this period.
According to Huntford: “The professor was then a Nazi sympathizer, publicly describing Nazism as the movement of youth and the movement of the future. In Myrdal’s defence, it must be pointed out that, whatever his other propensities, Hitler did have advanced ideas on social welfare, and that the social ideology of the German Nazis and the Swedish Social Democrats had much in common. Until the mid 1930s, Nazism had considerable attractions for those who favoured a benevolent and authoritarian state.”
Social Democratic connections with violent and politically repressive movements are not a thing of the past. As journalist Salam Karam told Expressen: “For the Muslim Brotherhood, Sweden is in many ways an ideal country, [and it] shares the ideals of the Social Democrats in their view of the welfare society. Leading figures in Muslim congregations are also active within the Social Democratic [Party], and have very good relations with Sweden’s Christian Social Democrats — Broderskapsrörelsen. The Social Democrats have, in turn, shown a tendency to shy away from the fact that there is extremism in some of our mosques. This has given the Brotherhood the freedom to force its ideology upon [the mosque’s worshippers].”
According to a post in 2007 from the website of Broderskapsrörelsen (“The Brotherhood”), the Swedish Social Democratic Party has decided to establish a formal network for cooperation with Muslims: “This is a historic decision for the Brotherhood,” says leader Peter Weiderud. “I’m incredibly happy that a unanimous congress now leaves the door open for Muslims and others to work together with us in the Brotherhood; this is going to enrich us all and help the [Social Democratic] Party to better influence the Swedish society.”
As the writer Nima Sanandaji states, the Social Democrat Ola Johansson has even referred to the book Social Justice in Islam by the Islamic ideologue Sayyid Qutb as proof that the social democratic ideology could find common ground with Islamic ideas. Qutb was a leading ideologue from the Muslim Brotherhood, and his writings have inspired numerous Jihadist movements across the world, including terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
The Muslim Brotherhood, regarded as the largest Islamic movement in the world, was founded by Hassan al-Banna in 1928, inspired by contemporary Fascists and Nazis in addition to Islamic texts. According to journalist Helle Merete Brix, Muhammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, aided by Saudi Arabia, is pumping large amounts of petrodollars into various organizations at the forefront of the Islamization of Europe, such as the European Council for Fatwa and Research headed by the highly influential Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a follower of Hassan al-Banna during his youth and the MB’s spiritual leader today. Qaradawi has publicly boasted that “Islam will return to Europe as a conqueror.”
Lorenzo Vidino writes about “The Muslim Brotherhood’s Conquest of Europe.” According to him, “Since the early 1960s, Muslim Brotherhood members and sympathizers have moved to Europe and slowly but steadily established a wide and well-organized network of mosques, charities, and Islamic organizations.” The irony is that “Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna dreamed of spreading Islamism throughout Egypt and the Muslim world. He would never have dreamed that his vision might also become a reality in Europe.”
The current leader of the MB, Mohammad Mahdi Akef, has called on its members to serve its global agenda, declaring “I have complete faith that Islam will invade Europe and America.” On its English website, the Brotherhood professes moderation and praises Multiculturalism as a way to spread Islam. However, on their Arabic website, Akef in February 2007 reassured his followers that “the Jihad will lead to smashing Western civilization and replacing it with Islam which will dominate the world.” In the event that Muslims cannot achieve this goal in the near future, “Muslims are obliged to continue the Jihad that will cause the collapse of Western civilization and the ascendance of the Muslim civilization on its ruins.”
The former Muslim Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, author of the book “Global Jihad,” warns that the Islamization going on in European cities is not happening by chance. It “is the result of a careful and deliberate strategy by certain Muslim leaders which was planned in 1980 when the Islamic Council of Europe published a book called Muslim Communities in Non-Muslim States.” The instructions told Muslims to get together into viable communities, set up mosques, community centres and Islamic schools. To resist assimilation, they must group themselves geographically in areas of high Muslim concentration. According to Sookhdeo, their ultimate goal is Islamic rule in Europe.
Patrick Poole describes how discussion of a document called “The Project” so far has been limited to the top-secret world of Western intelligence communities. Only through the work of an intrepid Swiss journalist, Sylvain Besson, has information regarding The Project finally been made public. It was found in a raid of a luxurious villa in Campione, Switzerland on November 7, 2001. The target of the raid was Youssef Nada, who has had active association with the Muslim Brotherhood for more than 50 years.
Included in the documents seized was a 14-page plan written in Arabic and dated December 1, 1982, which outlined a 12-point strategy to “establish an Islamic government on earth” — identified as The Project. According to testimony given to Swiss authorities by Nada, the unsigned document was prepared by “Islamic researchers.” It represents a flexible, multi-phased, long-term approach to the “cultural invasion” of the West.
Some of its recommendations include:
- Using deception to mask the intended goals of Islamic actions
- Building extensive social networks of schools, hospitals and charitable organizations
- Involving ideologically committed Muslims in institutions on all levels in the West, including government, NGOs, private organizations
- Instrumentally using existing Western institutions until they can be put into service of Islam
- Instituting alliances with Western “progressive” organizations that share similar goals.
As Patrick Poole says, “What is startling is how effectively the Islamist plan for conquest outlined in The Project has been implemented by Muslims in the West for more than two decades.”
Included in this was the powerful Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader. Sylvain Besson and Scott Burgess note the striking similarities between Qaradawi’s publication, “Priorities of the Islamic Movement in the Coming Phase” and The Project. Qaradawi is backed by Saudi money and founded the major English-language website IslamOnline, which serves as an outlet for his teachings. He is also leader of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, which spreads its rulings on sharia-related matters to mosques across Europe. He is based in Qatar, home to the influential Arabic satellite TV channel Al Jazeera, where he runs the popular program “Sharia and Life.” The intellectual Dr. Khaled Shawkat warns that Al Jazeera “has been hijacked” by the MB “to the extent that three or four Muslim Brotherhood members sometimes appear on a single news program.”
Yusuf al-Qaradawi was an important figure during the Muhammad cartoons riots in 2006. According to Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen, “Clearly, the riots in Denmark and throughout the world were not spontaneous, but planned and organized well in advance by Islamist organizations that support the MB, and with funding mostly from Saudi Arabia.” The purpose was to impose sharia-style restrictions on free speech on Western nations.
Ehrenfeld and Lappen state that the Muslim Brotherhood and its offspring organizations employ the Flexibility Strategy: “This strategy calls for a minority group of Muslims to use all ‘legal’ means to infiltrate majority-dominated, non-Muslim secular and religious institutions, starting with its universities. As a result, ‘Islamized’ Muslim and non-Muslim university graduates enter the nation’s workforce, including its government and civil service sectors, where they are poised to subvert law enforcement agencies, intelligence communities, military branches, foreign services, and financial institutions.”
Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, has stated that in the 21st century, “The West will begin its new decline, and the Arab-Islamic world its renewal” and ascent to seven centuries of world domination. According to the writer Kirsten Sarauw, last year in Vienna a conference was held where prominent Muslim delegates formulated a common strategic vision about a Europe dominated by Islam. At the event Mustafa Ceric, Grand Mufti of Bosnia, envisioned an “upcoming Islamic era.”
The conference was in agreement about the first and foremost goal, namely the introduction of religious Islamic jurisprudence (sharia) in Europe “in the beginning at least as a parallel system alongside national laws in European states.” As to the real meaning of sharia (which is an apartheid system relegating non-Muslims to oppression and secondary status in their own country) they all agreed to avoid publicity as far as possible. According to Sarauw, Ramadan proclaimed that the real intentions of this plan must be concealed from the general public as long as possible. Sarauw labels this “a declaration of war against the peoples of Europe.”
Douglas Farah writes about the largely successful efforts by Islamic groups in the West to buy large amounts of real estate. Some groups are signing agreements to guarantee that they will only sell the land to Muslims. The Muslim Brotherhood, particularly, is active in investments in properties and businesses across Europe, laying the groundwork for a future network that will be able to react rapidly and with flexibility in case of an attempted crackdown on their financial structure. Most of the money comes from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
According to Farah, the governments of Europe and the United States continue to allow these groups to flourish and seek for the “moderate” elements that can be embraced as a counter-balance to the “radical” elements: “We do not have a plan. They do. History shows that those that plan, anticipate and have a coherent strategy usually win. We are not winning.”
As we can see, the indigenous people of an entire continent, Europe, are being subject to an internationally organized attempt to subdue their countries and destroy their culture. What’s worse is that many of their own leaders are helping in this attempt by gradually enlarging the European Union, with free movement of people across borders, to include the Middle East and North Africa. This constitutes nothing less than one of the worst betrayals in the history of European civilization, yet the people who resist are vilified by the media.
The Christian Social Democrat Helle Klein, the then political editor of Sweden’s largest newspaper Aftonbladet, during a demonstration against Islamophobia, racism and discrimination in December 2006 in Stockholm stood in front of a banner which read “A Sweden for all — Stop the Nazi violence,” warning against Islamophobia in the media. So, Islamophobia is associated with “Nazism.” Klein has repeatedly voiced sympathy for terrorist organization Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas is a Fascist organization openly calling for mass murder of Jews. The irony of warning against “Nazi violence” while showing sympathy for an organization that wants to finish what the Nazis started apparently doesn’t strike Ms. Klein.
Maybe it’s time the public finally got to know the full story about the alleged connections between Social Democrats and the Muslim Brotherhood. Is it true that people representing the Christian Social Democrats have connections to people associated with the MB? And if it is, how come people from the Social Democratic Party can associate with an organization whose stated goal is the destruction of Western civilization, while indigenous Swedes who resist being turned into a persecuted minority in their own country are being labelled “Islamophobes and racists” by organizations supported by the Social Democrats? By which standard is that acceptable?
Those who want to can send some of these questions to:
Robert Aschberg [email protected]
Daniel Poohl [email protected]
Anders Dalsbro [email protected]
Anna Amnéus [email protected]
Alexander Bengtsson [email protected]
The newspaper Expressen:
David Baas [email protected]
Thomas Mattsson [email protected]
Caroline Kjaergaard [email protected]
Broderskapsrörelsen (The Christian Social Democrats):
Lars G Linder [email protected]
Ann-Maud Anderzon [email protected]
Ulf Carmesund [email protected]