RESISTANCE MOVEMENT. For the second year in a row, the Counter Extremism Project lobby organisation has compiled a list of the world’s most dangerous people. Simon Lindberg has once again been included alongside military leaders and Muslim terrorists.
At the beginning of 2021, the world’s largest newspaper, the British publication The Sun, published a list by the Counter Extremism Project of the 20 people it regarded as the greatest threat to world security, either currently or with the potential to be so in the future. Among the convicted murderers, terrorists and leaders of Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and ISIS was also the leader of the Nordic Resistance Movement, Simon Lindberg – even though he is an open public figure with a job and a family, and has never even been to prison; not to mention the fact that his realpolitikal influence is very limited in comparison.
Most of the Swedish media latched on to the story and blasted Simon Lindberg as one of the world’s most dangerous men. Lindberg responded to the affair with the article The Nordics’ most dangerous man speaks, where he wrote the following:
As ridiculous as this is, it is also a great honour to be recognised in this way. Maybe it’s the finest accolade I have received in my entire life. To be regarded as equally dangerous to the system as ISIS’s terrorist attacks or Hezbollah’s missiles on the basis of mere words and propaganda is of course an honorary distinction like none other. And being ranked as the most dangerous person in all of the Nordic countries, as well as one of the five most dangerous in Europe and one of the 20 most dangerous in the whole world – without having been involved in any person’s death whatsoever – can even be classified as something astronomical.
This week the Counter Extremism Project published a new list of the world’s 20 most dangerous extremists, and even though some African and Arab Muslims have been replaced with other African and Arab Muslims, Simon Lindberg remains.
A new addition this year is some informational text that justifies Simon’s placement on the list. As this text is as flattering as it is mendacious – to the degree that it qualifies as entertainment – we have decided to publish parts of it here:
Simon Lindberg is a neo-Nazi, white nationalist, and the leader of the Swedish chapter of the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM). The NRM subscribes to a nationalist socialist, or neo-Nazi, ideology that is decidedly antisemitic, anti-gay, anti-immigrant, pro-white, and pro-Hitler.
The NRM has held numerous anti-immigration rallies, and has hung signs throughout Sweden, Finland, and Norway reading ‘Refugees Are Not Welcome.’
NRM members are known to have carried out attacks against the LGBTQI+ community, Muslim asylum seekers and political opponents, using smoking flares, tear gas, knives, and guns. Since the 1980s, NRM members have killed at least 3 people.
In a 2016 interview with NRM-Sweden leader Simon Lindberg, Lindberg said that he joined the group because its members were ‘strong in the streets, they dare to fight back the scum.’
Lindberg has used social media platforms to spread conspiracy theories and hate propaganda and has exploited the pandemic to his own advantage, writing on his website ‘Covid-19 might be precisely what we need in order to bring about a real national uprising and a strengthening of revolutionary political forces.’
Lindberg has claimed that Hitler had ‘freed Germany from the globalists and the bankers that have a grip over Sweden today’ and branded the Holocaust as ‘probably the biggest lie in history.’
After the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Lindberg congratulated the perpetrators and urged the U.S. far right to build more coordinated networks resembling the transnational connections in Europe.
In 2017, he organized a march on the day of Yom Kippur and held a particularly hateful speech. During the rally, clashes occurred between neo-Nazis and anti-fascists, leading to the injury of two and the arrest of 20.
His speeches are regularly viewed by thousands who then perpetrate violent actions against the Muslim and Jewish community. For example, in 2018, NRM-Sweden members assaulted two pro-Israel activists from the Israel-Sweden Friendship Association at the Gotland festival in Sweden.
Under Lindberg’s leadership, the NRM has vastly expanded its propaganda network and created 19 additional Swedish-language podcasts and web TV channels. In addition, there are between 300,000 and 400,000 unique visitors per month on the NRM’s website. Despite his Twitter account being suspended, Lindberg’s capacity for harm is considerable, making him an extremely dangerous individual.
This article is not intended to point out or refute all the lies in the above; however, some of the more audacious things worth noting are: the claim that the Resistance Movement murdered a man in the 1980s, even though the organisation was not founded until 1997; that Simon Lindberg’s speech during Yom Kippur was extremely hateful, despite the fact that he was arrested by the police before he could even give a speech; and that thousands of people regularly listen to Lindberg’s speeches and then attack Muslims and Jews. Furthermore, Lindberg is apparently an extremely dangerous individual, even though he no longer has access to Twitter. One can only imagine how dangerous he was when he was on Twitter…
NordicResistanceMovement.org would like to conclude this article by congratulating Simon Lindberg and the Nordic Resistance Movement for continuing to be regarded as relevant and dangerous to the current world order!