Nordic Resistance Movement

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Nordic Resistance Movement
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Insignia, a Tiwaz rune in an Ingwaz rune on green

Political position National Socialism
Leader Simon Lindberg
Founder Klas Lund
Existence 1997–present (Sweden)
1998–present (Norway)
2006 or 2007–30 November 2017 (Finland)
2016–present (Iceland)
2017–present (Denmark)
Website; (Danish); (Swedish); (Icelandic); (Norwegian); (Finnish)

The Nordic Resistance Movement (Swedish: Nordiska motståndsrörelsen; NMR, Norwegian: Nordiske motstandsbevegelsen; NMB, Danish: Den nordiske modstandsbevægelse; NMB, Icelandic: Norræna mótstöðuhreyfingin; NMH) is a National Socialist organization. Aside from Sweden, it is represented and active in Norway, Denmark and Iceland. The organization work both parliamentary and extraparliamentary.

The organization advocates an immediate stop to what they call mass immigration to the Scandinavian countries, and repatriation of people that are not of European descent. It also advocates Nordic self-sufficiency and withdrawal from the European Union. The organization's news website in Sweden and Denmark is called Nordfront.


The organization was founded as the Swedish Resistance Movement (Svenska Motståndsrörelsen) in 1997, but after growing larger in the rest of the Nordic region, the organization changed its name to The Nordic Resistance Movement in 2015.

In 2017, the Finnish Police Board entered a lawsuit which urged the court to ban the Nordic Resistance Movement. The organization states that

"The Police Board do not wish to criminalize this political organization on grounds of some criminal activities it’s members have perpetrated, but solely because of the fact that the Nordic Resistance Movement’s political viewpoints is considered to not be in accord with 'good custom', which is specified to mean that the organization is in conflict with 'the views of the current time on morality and justice.' [...] Even those who do not sympathize with the Nordic Resistance Movement’s opinions ought to be worried over the actions of the police here. If the politicized Finnish Police Board gets their will through, then they will be able to ban all political opposition on the same phony grounds of being 'against good custom', even if the court would not deem them criminal in any other way. If the ban is passed in Finland there is also the risk that we will see similar abuse on freedom of speech in other Nordic countries.[1]

Later in 2017, the court banned the Nordic Resistance Movement in Finland. The ban was appealed and a request by the police for a temporary ban was turned down. In September 2018 the Court of appeal in Turku upheld the ban. In March 2019, the Supreme Court placed a temporary ban on the group. On 22 September 2020, the Supreme Court upheld the ban.

The Nordic Resistance Movement has praised Adolf Hitler, Oswald Mosley, Vidkun Quisling, Léon Degrelle and Corneliu Codreanu in their publications.

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