January 15, 2016

"Right wing extremists"? Inside Finland's Soldiers of Odin street patrol

Lauren SouthernArchive

Europe is in crisis. Now is not the time to prohibit patrol groups.

As the migrant crisis escalates and migrant crime continues to dominate headlines, street patrol groups have become popular.

One of these groups is the “Soldiers of Odin”, a Finnish patrol group with around 500 members. In stories across the media, they’ve been characterized as violent extremists and fascists

In an interview I conducted with the Soldiers of Odin, they told me that these portrayals are lies peddled to delegitimize their cause. 

The vice president of the Soldiers of Odin, who asked not to be named, stated their main goal is to “make and keep our streets safe”. He continued, “The media lies to everyone about what is happening in Europe. They try to silence everyone who tries to bring up the truth”.

The Soldiers of Odin aren’t criminals. All they do is walk the streets. And yet, they’ve have been slandered as a “white supremacist” group.

Their vice president told me “The media [slanders] every immigration-critical group. Of course it is not nice, but what can you do?” Other group members have shared similar sentiments. I’ve seen nothing to suggest that the Soldiers have any kind of malicious motive.

The group has stated it has zero tolerance for behaviour that strays outside of their guidelines, which mandate cooperation with police and prohibit violence.

Despite their neo-pagan name, the Soldiers of Odin seem to be the picture of moderation. They’ve made it clear that the group will not tolerate extremist or illegal actions. 

Unfortunately, lawmakers don't care if their narratives are out-of-sync with reality. Legislation is already in the works to ban street patrols

Governments don’t want to address the problems posed by mass immigration, and focusing on anti-immigrant groups is a good way to keep people distracted.

This, of course, comes during the largest wave of displacement-driven immigration in Europe since World War II. Migrant crime is surging, and Europe’s demographics are rapidly shifting. Finland has been affected particularly badly.

The issues presented by migration are enormous. Finnish police have reported that they are systemically understaffed. A spate of migrant sex assaults have recently made headlines in the country.

Is it out-of-the question to think street patrol groups could be helpful?

Politicians and journalists look for racism everywhere, and they don't care if their narrative doesn't fit reality. And they certainly don’t care if their narrative compromises civilian safety.

Images of patrols marching the streets of Helsinki aren’t comforting, but neither are the times.


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commented 2016-05-17 11:11:15 -0400

And where did they get that info from ????

When I was a kid I had a knife as well as other weapons which I carried with me when walking about downtown Toronto at night. so what! most people did in those days. In fact you could buy and wear metal gear from head shops on Young Street that could do serious damage in a fight!

I have seen black gangs in downtown Toronto harassing women in bars. Now if I came to the defence of one of these women when I had my knife in my back pocket would that make me an armed racist vigilante! Grow up!

I have lived in Finland and I can tell you that downtown Helsinki at night is nothing what it used to be. If I was a youngster, I would be armed as well. The immigre travel in gangs and hang out at malls and places like McDonalds. It is not hard to find recent immigrants because most suck off the system and simply go to the malls to sit and sleep all day. Some are arse holes just like there are any arse holes in any society. Just because the guy was arrested for fighting with immigrants in a restaurant does not make him a racist or a thug.

I think a lot of Finn’s are very scared at where they are heading. There are only 5 odd million Finn’s so any large amount of immigration can be a lethal threat. When I was there in the 80’s 90’s during the gulf war all the muslims I worked with openly supported Saddam Hussein. THAT is where the problem lies.
commented 2016-05-17 10:57:50 -0400
With the police in the back pocket of the moron head up the arse politicians, you cant trust them. I am sure these guys would love to leave the policing to the police. However politically and socially there ARE NO police. Anyway read the article, it says these groups co-operate with the police. These guys are no different than Block Parent. What most leftist morons on here do not take the time to figure out is that Finland is a very rural country. Even Helsinki is largely made up of forest paths and trails. The primary goal of these fellows is to be where the police are not and to be a help line for anyone stuck in a situation in the middle of nowhere or on a lonely dark street at night. Even a guy with a cell-phone to the cops can be a BIG HELP. Just their presence and the threat of their presence will help prevent rape and robbery. They don’t carry weapons who morons. In short, they are right, the left media is deliberately blowing this out of proportion while at the same time underreporting the explosion of rape. Like here in Canada, go back 30-40 years and remember what it was like. If you think immigration has nothing to do with this violence, than you are a monumental FOOL. They only thing that has changed IS immigration and the infestation of black street culture. The same can be said in Finland. I have seen it myself.
commented 2016-03-30 14:30:57 -0400
@ Bravo Zulu

“Despite what the effing kebekers and frog politicians in Canada would have you think, the international language of aviation, medicine, engineering, sciences, finance, security and more – are English.”

Why are you attacking for having asked that simple question? “Effing kebecers and frog?” That’s just plain unnecessary hostility and name calling, isn’t it? Since Sons/Soldiers of Odin are of Scandinavian origins, it could of been in their language. Maybe that’s what she meant. She wasn’t attacking the English language at all. You lack honor and respect. Soldiers of Odin can be of any race, language and origins and still want to fight and protect Canadian values and heritage. You have to recognize your allies and all those that might be victims of Islam, which is ALL OF CANADIANS. Yes English is international, everyone knows that. So what? She didn’t say anything wrong or mean about that. Tomorrow, Chinese or probably Arabic will be the international language the way things are going. You think Quebecers are the only province that voted for Trudeau and his Islamist little friends? You think more then half his ministers – pro-islam- are only from Quebec? You’re pitiful, ignorant and just plain racist. Grow up and go back to school. Look at the rest of Canada. All red. Seriously, you effing ignorant cunt. Instead of wanting all Canadians together and fighting the one enemy all of us free democratic Canadians have in common, you lose your shit over language. You’re gonna lose your battle little man.
commented 2016-01-20 02:41:27 -0500
Bravo i agree that there will be a war coming and after it is done the MSM and the progressives will be treated like people who helped the Nazis, as they deserve to be.
commented 2016-01-19 08:11:38 -0500
@ Len Vaness commented 11 hours ago
Any reason why their jackets are printed in English?

Despite what the effing kebekers and frog politicians in Canada would have you think, the international language of aviation, medicine, engineering, sciences, finance, security and more – are English.

I have never met anyone from Sweden, Norway or for that matter most of western Europe that does not have at a minimum – a basic understanding of the worldwide language and common language – English.

I know they are out there – but they are rare in today’s world.

Many rapefugees speak English.

In fact I would bet money that most rapefugees speak English over the language of the “host country” they are occupying.

Unfortunately it is also becoming the international language of terror.
commented 2016-01-19 03:06:35 -0500
These “Soldiers of Odin” seem to forget that not long ago their own homosexual practices were illegal in Finland. Leave policing up to the police.
commented 2016-01-18 20:37:01 -0500
Any reason why their jackets are printed in English?
commented 2016-01-18 14:44:11 -0500
What’s the bet Finnish government and police force eyes will be following the movement of the Soldiers of Odin and not of those who these men are protecting their people from? If the government and police forces were to expend as much energy in preventing harm to their own as they do protecting the new arrivals feelings, there would be no need for the Soldiers of Odin.
commented 2016-01-18 14:07:46 -0500
Great job boys! This is what we need to see more of.
commented 2016-01-18 11:39:01 -0500
I’m all for them. If Islamist think they can patrol Europe enforcing Sharia they have another thing coming. Furthermore if the young muslim man thinks he can just come and gang rape people in Europe then they have another thing coming as well. More of these groups will be necessary for the leaders of Europe to take the real problem seriously. They cannot rely only on their police force which will be demonized as racist in the media if they take a stand against the real problem. They must band together and show these new immigrants that they cannot have their way by disrespecting the host country.
commented 2016-01-18 10:33:57 -0500
Vigilantism has been turned into a dirty word by the state/media/revisionist school system. Vigilantism is merely the citizen defending his community and himself, family and property when the state can’t, or WON’T do it’s job of defending and protecting us! The fact that ‘the government’ and Media Party has aided and abetted this Islamic invasion and is working very hard to demonize anyone who challenges this agenda and treasonous action, is a clear indication of what vigilantes, or protectors, can expect from the state – persecution and prosecution. This is all obvious to any thinking people – the question that needs to be answered is WHY are all Western ‘governments’/media/school systems participating in and driving this self destructive course of action…
A complete collapse is coming, it’s just around the corner, when it happens and when you see who ‘our rescuers’ will be, then you will know the WHY of it all…
commented 2016-01-18 01:17:12 -0500
I don’t doubt the Finns have Freedom of Association and Freedom to Assemble. The government, who no doubt, will claim to be pro-democracy, determined to impose their vision on others, are now forced to either concede, or tear down the freedoms associated with democracy. This can only end in civil war.
commented 2016-01-17 23:38:36 -0500
Notice to haram animals who squeeze our women till your fingers leave a bruise…..we will squeeze your testicles until you suffer a stroke….and then we will stuff your mouth with raw bacon.

The vikings were not impressed with the Christians….what makes them think that Islam would be different…

commented 2016-01-17 22:32:08 -0500
The solution is to patrol in pairs but within eyesight or ability to text and respond quickly . Walking together draws attention but the ability to respond within minutes from nowhere is tactically superior.
Finland has one of the lowest percentage of Muslims in Europe – about 1% compared to Germany , Sweden and Netherlands 5 -10% . The Finns have done something right .
commented 2016-01-17 11:16:23 -0500
I fear that the Finns, Swedes, and Francs do not understand the situation. If you are talking about men patrolling the streets, the Islamic team will put more men in the streets than you. And they have two advantages: 1) the police will not touch them and 2) they are ready, willing, and accustomed to doing violence. So while your group of “true finns” is steadily harassed by the PC media and whittled away by the police, the muslims will grow ever larger and bolder.
commented 2016-01-17 02:39:52 -0500
I find the references to Tom of Finland a little bit over the top, but I guess boys will be boys.
commented 2016-01-16 23:00:21 -0500
excellent comments I agree these people are not the bad guys ; They are only doing what they have too . I have watched Whats going on in Europe and Scandinavia ; It is much worse than our or European media says it is .. I think if we were in the same situation we all would do the same thing if we were smart. Move to Alberta Lauren and run for premiere Would be good to have one with intelligence God knows we need one You will get my vote!
commented 2016-01-16 15:47:33 -0500
Oh to be born in interesting times..
commented 2016-01-16 09:03:12 -0500
Seems that not all the press is bad news for the Soldiers of Odin

Some “True Finns” back “Soldiers of Odin”

Be sure to read the comments

While I do not do FB – and some is in the native language there is a lot in English – this was just sent to me via a colleague in Kuwait – I think you will find it interesting.
commented 2016-01-16 08:56:15 -0500
When we travel to these countries we always get the “yellow book” updated.

Hope these guys have their vaccinations up to date – it spreads fast.

Canada of course has already stated that there will be no refusals due to disease – so we get it as well.

Make sure YOURS are up to date.

Is it any wonder the Soldiers of Odin have come to being?

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commented 2016-01-16 08:06:29 -0500
How can they prohibit street patrols? It’s just people walking on a public street.
commented 2016-01-16 07:12:24 -0500
I’d walk with these guys any day! Bravo Finland Soldiers of Odin!
commented 2016-01-16 07:02:54 -0500
Hidden news – or perhaps deliberately suppressed news:

15 Year Old Boy Was Stabbed To Death By Arab Migrant Because He Was Protecting Young Girl From Sex Assault

And of course this is on the rise – in the west the white man gets the blame but look at who the perpetrators are.

Report: Half of World’s 30 Million Slaves Are Children

If you actually read the articles I will leave the conclusions up to you – however islam figures prominently.

In all honesty war needs to come soon – it also converts or kills off a lot of lefty folks and the feminazis will have few if any protectors.
commented 2016-01-16 01:35:04 -0500
For me the strategy should be a Mass protest in Germany and other Western nations. What will the police do when 250,000 or 500,000 Patriots are marching straight at them? Are they ignorant enough to try and arrest them all? Or will they crap their pants and change teams when they see the lynch mob coming? Perhaps the German government is arrogant
enough to think it can slaughter a half million of its own people and get away with it? With a population of almost 70 million I think the German people can take back their country anytime they feel like it. And that would set the example and start the wheels in motion for the rest of the Western World. What are you waiting for Germany?
commented 2016-01-16 00:53:27 -0500
It looks increasingly like the EU nations are headed into civil war. Boneheaded politicians who have refused to deal with this problem are going to live it first hand. What a mess. It is not going to be pretty. They should have done something about this 20 years ago instead they`ve steadily made it worse.
commented 2016-01-15 21:17:26 -0500
All who read this forum…please take a moment….look at the six young men facing you in the picture above…look into their eyes….look at their body language…those of you with soldier background….if you were to receive them as recruits….would you be disappointed?

If any one or two of them were your sons…would you be disappointed?

Now they do seem rough and ready….but if any of the fathers among you had your daughter bring one of these young men home ….for your approval to court her…and you trusted your daughter……would you be disappointed?

And yet these young men came forward….out of the goodness of their hearts….to stand in protection of their sisters……and the police were disappointed.
commented 2016-01-15 20:02:40 -0500
People are stupid to underestimate Finland. This is, after all, the country that put up a damn good fight against Russia in the Winter War.

I still would rather have these Finn patrols than Sharia police on the streets.

There is nothing pagan with a name with Odin in it. It’s just Norse mythology.