US Government Puts Sanctions on Sweden’s Nordic Resistance Movement

This is obviously related to sanctioning the far-right in Israel.

At the same time, the US just lifted sanctions and will be directly arming and training the Azov Battalion in the Ukraine, which is a whole lot more explicitly “neo-Nazi” than either the Israeli or Swedish far-right.

Seriously though – how is this the business of the US Government?


The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement and several of its leaders, designating them terrorists as Washington seeks to combat violent white supremacy, the U.S. State Department said.

The action designates Sweden-based NRM and three of its leaders as “specially designated global terrorists,” the State Department said in a statement.

NRM is the largest neo-Nazi group in Sweden and has branches in Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland, where it has been banned since 2020, according to the statement.

“The United States remains deeply concerned about the racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist threat worldwide and is committed to countering the transnational components of violent white supremacy,” State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said in a statement.

“NRM’s violent activity is based on its openly racist, anti-immigrant, antisemitic and anti-LGBTQI+ platform,” he added.

The State Department said members and leaders of the group have carried out violent attacks against political opponents, protesters, journalists and others, and have also taken steps to collect and prepare weapons and explosive materials and organized training in violent tactics, including knife fighting.

Friday’s action freezes any of the group’s U.S. assets and generally bars Americans from dealing with it.

In 2021, Biden launched the first-ever U.S. National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism that included resources to identify and prosecute threats and new deterrents to prevent Americans from joining dangerous groups.

Biden has also called on Congress to do more to hold social media companies accountable for spreading hate.

What these sanctions appear to mean is that if you’re on vacation in Sweden and you visit these guys, you can be charged with a crime when you return to the United States.

That is… pretty hardcore.

Again, this government will just do whatever it wants to anyone. There is no basis for their authority to do so. They just do it.

Not wanting brown people in your country is terrorism, but slaughtering them en masse is just fine