EJC calls on Scandinavian countries to follow Finland’s example and ban the antisemitic Nordic Resistance Movement

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) calls on the governments of Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden to follow the recent example of Finland and ban the Neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM).

“We condemn in the strongest terms the latest string of incidents orchestrated by the NRM on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, where violent thugs stood outside a synagogue, Jewish institutions were vandalised and antisemitic materials and conspiracy myths were distributed in public areas across the region”, said EJC President Moshe Kantor.

“We call on the relevant authorities to prosecute these incidents with the full force of the law and ensure that Jewish communities are able to practice freely and without fear.”

“The NRM is a criminal organisation spouting a hateful, racist and antisemitic ideology. Its use of violence and intimidation is an essential part of its operations. As such, it poses a serious danger, not only to Jews, but to the very fabric of Scandinavia’s open and democratic societies,” he added.

“The example of Finland, where no major incidents took place on Yom Kippur, shows that only a full ban of the NRM is an effective and appropriate measure to counteract the threat of this vile organisation,” Kantor concluded.

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