In a recent interview, Nordiska Asa-Samfundet’s (NAS) Spokesman, Stenar Sonevang, claimed that the NAS is entirely non-political and open to anyone who wishes to explore the faith. Unfortunately, this narrative quickly crumbles upon close inspection. HHH has uncovered shockingly unsavory ties to some of Sweden’s most radical underground groups.
Many Heathens awoke on the morning of September 2nd to the news that the Asatru Folk Assembly’s “Midwest Fallfest” had been kicked out of the camp that they had booked for the event just days before the event was due to take place. Many proponents of the AFA pointed fingers at the Troth or H.U.A.R., but the reality is far more surprising.
The Asatru Folk Assembly (Or AFA) has once again placed itself at the center of a controversy with a statement made via Facebook on August 21st.
The Asatru Community’s bylaws take a pretty firm stance against racism, discrimination, and harassment. However, there have been a number of allegations against other organizations on their ‘Partners’ page.
There’s this bizarre idea that inclusive ideologies are somehow foreign to Heathenry, and that those that promote these values are ‘un-Heathen’. Well, not only are inclusive practices native to Heathenry, they’re a core part of the culture. Xenophobia and ‘Ethnic Purity’ are the foreign ideas here…
One of the headaches Heathenism has is the racism that is often disguised as Odinism. The problem is that when racist people start following our gods, it taints the rest of us because the media is quick to paint everyone with a broad brush. It’s not fair, but that is how life is. And, as I’ve pointed out in the past, life isn’t fair.