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Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer sends a translated article about the extensive infiltration of the Norwegian Defence League by members of an extreme Left organization. The translator includes this explanatory note:
I have translated an article from Dagbladet about an alleged infiltration campaign against the Norwegian Defence League (NDL) carried out by members of SOS-Rasisme (“SOS Racism”). This is quite interesting apart from the obvious reasons, of course, as SOS-Rasisme members on several occasions have physically assaulted members of the conservative community in Norway. Now it turns out that they actually have staged “right-wing” demonstrations to garner support for their leftist cause.
As you probably already know, SOS-Rasisme is controlled by an organization called Tjen Folket (“Serve the People”), a hardcore communist organization. Communists are known for using infiltration as a tactic to undermine their perceived enemies.
SOS-Rasisme was also recently charged with unlawfully acquiring several million kroner in funds from the authorities by heavily inflating their membership rolls.
The rest of the Counterjihad community should learn from this incident, and always carry out proper vetting procedures before they allow people into prominent positions or divulge sensitive info to them.
The translated article from Dagbladet:
“Anti racists built up right-wing organization”
Several people with close ties to SOS-Rasisme built up the right-wing Norwegian Defence League, a former member of SOS-Rasisme claims.
(Dagbladet): On April 9, 2011, on the anniversary of Nazi Germany’s invasion of Norway the anti Islamic and extreme-right wing organization, the Norwegian Defence league (NDL), staged a demonstration against the “Islamic occupation” in Oslo. At the time the organization had approximately a thousand members with strong anti-Islamic attitudes, including some well-known right-wing activists.
Activists from the violent and extremist mother organization, the English Defence League (EDL) had come to Norway to participate in the demonstration.
Led by anti-racists
Dagbladet can now reveal that the demonstration was planned by anti-racists. According to several independent sources the management of NDL was at the time heavily infiltrated by individuals with close links to SOS Rasisme, and who held leading positions in the NDL.
“When we decided to go ahead and stage the demonstration there was a strong over-representation of individuals who cooperated closely with SOS-Rasisme,” a former high ranking member of the NDL tells Dagbladet.
This person claims that he has spent several years infiltrating the leadership of NDL using a fake name. In effect he and his colleagues built and operated the NDL while at the same time reporting to SOS-Rasisme. This is also confirmed by several other independent sources.
“SOS Racism controlled the NDL”
Between 2010 and the spring of 2011 a majority of the management of the NDL were reporting to SOS-Rasisme, this person claims.
Due to safety concerns, Dagbladet has chosen not to disclose their identities.
The information has been verified by several independent sources, including members of SOS-Rasisme.
“It was SOS-Rasisme that suggested that the April 9 demonstration should be held at Kontraskjæret at Akershus Fortress, as it was considered easy to stage a counter-demonstration there.”
Only a handful of NDL sympathizers showed up at what has been described as a complete failure and resulted in the entire management of the NDL being replaced.
SOS-Rasisme staged a counter-demonstration which received a lot of publicity.
Dagbladet has been informed that several of those present knew about the infiltration of the NDL. Dagbladet has asked SOS-Rasisme for a statement. They have acknowledged that they have received a request from Dagbladet, but have not made any comments.
A high ranking member of SOS-Rasisme, who by several sources has been pointed out as belonging to the management of the NDL between 2010 and 2011, denies any knowledge of the alleged infiltration.
“Your questions have no basis in reality,” he tells Dagbladet.
The infiltrators used fake profiles and identities on various websites to gain entry to the higher echelons of the NDL. This is how they succeeded in conning the founders of the NDL into giving them key positions within the organization, according to several sources. The members of the NDL management communicated mostly on the Internet and seldom met face to face.
“It’s tough on the psyche to work like that. One is literally sitting with racism and sewage up to the neck. I’ve gained renewed sympathy for police officers who have to work overtime to stop child pornography,” says one source who was involved in the infiltration campaign.
At the time Lena Andreassen was the leader of the NDL. She is said to be unaware of the infiltration. She does not wish to make a comment.
“Wanted to create an enemy”
During this period the NDL went from being an obscure Facebook group to becoming a nationally known organization.
The leader of the PST at the time, Janne Kristiansen, mentioned the organization as a possible threat to national security at a press conference in February 2011. The PST and the Oslo Police have also spent considerable resources on the NDL.
“SOS Racism wanted a clear enemy in the immigration debate,” a source involved in the infiltration campaign says.
Today, the NDL is under new management.
“We are aware that several infiltrators were involved in the NDL last year, spokesperson for the NDL,” Ron Alte tells Dagbladet.
War hero critical of the NDL
Among those critical of the NDL’s use of April 9 to stage a demonstration against a “Muslim occupation of Norway” was war hero Gunnar Kjakan Sønsteby.
“This is completely hopeless. I reacted strongly to the use of that particular date,” the 93-year-old Sønsteby told Aftenposten.no.
“Back then we fought for democracy. It is wrong to claim that Muslims today pose a threat to Norwegian democracy.”