Hope Not Hate profiles EDL allies the Swedish Defence League (via. Islamophobia-Watch).
Isak Nygren with Carroll and Robinson
by Simon Cressy (Hope Not Hate)
At the beginning of this month Stockholm hosted an international “Counter Jihad” meeting that saw racists and bigots from around the globe gather in the Swedish capital city.
The EDL sent their usual comedy double act of Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll along with British Freedom’s chairman Paul Weston.
The Swedish Defence League as hosts were instrumental in organising the events in Stockholm yet a noticeable absentee from the list of speakers was the SDL leader Isak Nygren.There is growing speculation that the EDL leadership are a little embarrassed and annoyed when it comes to Nygren and his Swedish Defence League friends.
In 2008 Nygren attempted to join the neo-Nazi Nordiska Förbundet but decided instead to join the far right Sweden Democrats Party.
Nygren became a local councillor for the Sweden Democrats, however his political career was short lived after he quit the party after Expo, Hope not Hate’s Swedish sister publication revealed that Nygren posted on an online forum that he is against “race mixing” and that Europeans have children with “niggers, Asians, etc.”
“I have no problem with whites, that is to say all those of European origin having children between them, but I would find it hard to see the positive side if there is a mixing with blacks, Asians, etc.”
He went on to tell Expo that “It would be good for the child if the parents are similar in appearance”
Kevin Carroll, who claims to have a mixed race step daughter is thought to be particularly irritated by Nygren over his opinions on this matter.
The Stockholm Division of The Swedish Defence League see Nygren as something of a visionary however, posting a photo of Nygren alongside Nazi Germany’s propagandist Joseph Goebbels, declaring that Nygren is a “Reincarnation of the great man”. This is the same Stockholm Division who posted a photo of a weeping Anders Behring Breivik stating that the reason for his tears was that he ran out of bullets following his killing spree.
Richard Abrams is another leading member of the Swedish Defence League who is known to hold extremist views. On his website “Chamber of manifestation” Abrams, who is an admirer of Nazi occultism. states that “Me and some friends are fighting a struggle; RECLAIM THE SWASTIKA!”
We wonder if the EDL leadership will distance themselves from Nygren, Abrams and The Swedish Defence League ?