For propaganda reasons it’s probably best not to refer to any nonwhite group as less than or different from human. Calling any group subhuman is best kept amongst ourselves. That is, if our goal is to grow our movement.
There are plenty of specific examples of bad behavior by nonwhites that make it easy to demonize them for propaganda purposes. That’s where our focus should be. Such as on terrorist attacks by Muslims, for example.
The leader of Sweden’s Democrats (the anti-immigration party) has apologized for his rather mild remarks about Muslims. Only time will tell how much his remarks have damaged the movement to reduce or eliminate immigration into Sweden.
Martin Strid, of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD), made the comments while addressing party faithful gathered for the SD’s national conference. Other members have distanced themselves from Strid who now faces expulsion.
Addressing the crowd, Strid, according to various local sources said that there is a scale of humanity from 1 to 100, that Muslims can be placed upon and that not all are 100 percent human.
On one end of the scale you are 100 percent human, a person, everything that’s part of that concept. At the other end, you are 100 percent Mohammedan,” he said. He continued, saying that “all Muslims are somewhere on that scale” with ISIS militants “close to being 100 percent Mohammedan.”
Though he wasn’t finished: “If you are an ex-Muslim you have come quite far towards being fully human” while also stating that he wanted to “free Muslims from Islam, the goal is for them to join SD instead.”
Strid’s inflammatory speech was recorded by Swedish broadcaster SVT and was shared online, in one instance by the group “Inte rasist, men” (Not racist, but) whose mission is to “showcase the inexhaustible source of humor and horror that the Sweden Democrats stand for.”
SD members distanced themselves from Strid’s comments, with party secretary Richard Jomshof, branding them “racist” and that he expected Strid to be expelled from the SD. Party leader, Jimmie Åkesson, echoed these sentiments, saying in an interview with SVT that Strid’s comments “may be the worst I have ever heard in such a context” and that it is “very close to racism.”
For his part, Strid apologised for his remarks. “It was very unfortunate and I expressed myself very clumsily,” the Local reports him as saying in an interview with news agency TT, he further said that he was aware his speech could be interpreted as saying Muslims are not 100 percent human.
“I have realised [this] and it’s very unfortunate. I know a lot of Muslims and am good friends with a lot. People are people, of course,” he said.
Strid would have been better off talking about immigrant crime and the monetary and social costs of Sweden’s immigration policy. That kind of fact-based discussion, mixed with pro-Swedish patriotic appeals would surely be better propaganda than just painting Muslims as subhuman, even if they are subhuman.