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.
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.
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.
The RCMP is bringing out a new women's uniform -- with a Muslim hijab!
If you agree that this move is unCanadian and anti-woman,
SIGN THE PETITION at ShariaPolice.ca
JOIN TheRebel.media FREE for more fearless news and commentary you won’t find anywhere else.
READ The Enemy Within: Terror, Lies, and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr, Ezra Levant’s new book about domestic terrorism and radicalization.