Swedish Political Organization, EXPO, Spies On Anti-Jihad Writers?
(I don't want to re-open the argument. I am sick of it. However, if you want to learn about it, simply go to our October-December 2007 archives.)
I stopped reading GoV back around November or December of 2007. Hence I was unaware of Fjordman's article until this morning. That's too bad. Because this article contains valuable information. And, it seems Fjordman has done a good job of supporting the information contained herein.
The story he tells is frightening. Read on.
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?
Go read the whole thing.