Soldiers of Odin are a Finnish far right vigilante group. It was founded in 2015 in Kemi by several neo Nazis with the purpose of conducting volunteer street patrols to “defend” Finnish citizens from so called rampant immigrant crime. The group was identified early for its Nazi ties (even with such a discrete name) and for functioning as not much more than a violent anti immigrant group patrolling the streets in packs and matching hoodies to intimidate people.
Funny thing about SOO is, they are culturally confused and seemingly not well versed in their own history. As a Finnish group, they named their organisation after fearless Nordic war god Odin. Problem is, he is not of Finland or their folk culture. Finland have their own folk hero known as Vainamoinen, who was known for travelling and spreading wisdom and peace, not xenophobia and fear mongering.
SOO have inspired imitators and cos players across the world, including Australia, with branches having been formed in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Our neo Nazi friends at WLT and surrogate page United Nationalists Australia seem to think that SOO, like that of their own shrinking nationalist (Nazi) circle, are a bunch of jokers. They have been denounced as a Zionist front group established to destroy the patriot movement and swindle as many dollars out of its short lived support base through merchandising and membership fees.
I remember some of these guys from the 2014 Penrith anti Mosque campaign, only then they were wearing t-shirts saying A Forgotten Breed.
(These blokes seem to be active patrolling the streets, intimidating muslims and then having a snag in the park afterwards)
Whilst remaining an aborted duck foetus for the most part, SOO have been highly active in Melbourne of late. Their members conduct frequent “street patrols” in the Melbourne CBD and also set up stalls to pass out information in Federation Square. I guess someone should tell them that the SOO mother chapter has collapsed on account of their leader being imprisoned for bashing his wife.
(Meanwhile at the SOO clubhouse in Finland…)
Members of the SOO Melbourne chapter turned up to the rally against the rise of Islam in Melton (Lol) organised by the True Blue Crew. This would turn into an outing I’m sure they will regret. They were aggressively confronted by members of the TBC who targeted one SOO member, who was death threatened and pushed around like a pinball, while his mates stood by doing nothing. Brave. Holding back their tears, SOO retreated with bruised egos and their tails between their legs, having to swallow their pride for not being able to combat a group of potty-mouthed teenagers in matching hoodies spouting nothing but hot air.
It seems that like the now deceased mother chapter in Finland, SOO have overt fascist roots. SOO, in particular the Sydney chapter, openly embrace neo Nazi symbols and messages in its propaganda. We know that its members have fraternised with various neo Nazis during the Penrith anti mosque protests of 2014 but this is about as subtle as a kick in the teeth.
Note use of Nazi occultist symbol the Black Sun
Note the appropriation of the infamous white supremacist mantra the 14 words
SOO at the Battle for Eltham anti refugee rally Nov 2016
SOO have announced the launch of a new chapter in Darwin, Northern Territory. SOO Melbourne continue to roam about the city, patrolling McDonalds for late night cheese burger runs to feed their prez Jay Moore. Sydney SOO have been in close proximity to clownish coz play group Party for Freedom, attending three of their rallies including a Reclaim Australia rally on 29th of January. Despite SOO claiming to be supportive of the homeless, the RA rally in Sydney rally provided an excuse for NSW’s thugs in pyjamas to clear a homeless camp in Martin Place to “secure” the space for their rally. Priorities first.