Kent Ekeroth

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Kent Ekeroth

Kent Ekeroth is a counterjihad activist, twin brother of Ted Ekeroth and the International Secretary of the far-right Sweden Democrats[1] and a member of the Swedish parliament.[2]


Sacked for 'anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim propaganda'

Ekeroth was sacked as an intern at the Swedish embassy in Tel Aviv in November 2006.[3]

Ambassador Robert Rydberg told Haaretz:

"This is a very special case because of the fact that he had been active - especially on the Internet - using embassy computers to spread xenophobic, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim propaganda."[4]

Ekeroth disputed the ambassador's account responding:

I did not distribute any kind of so-called "hate messages" as indicated by the article. My writing did not incite hate toward any group or individual.[5]


Counterjihad links

In September 2009, Ekeroth hosted a Sweden Democrats 'anti-Islamisation' seminar in Mälmo. Speakers included Jordanian journalist Ghada Hanna, Mrutyuanjai Mishra from India and Alan Lake from the UK. Lake, who has described Ekeroth as a 'good friend'[6], discussed how the counterjihad movement in England was building alliances with football supporters.[7]

In September 2011 Ekeroth attended a Berlin event in support of René Stadtkewitz's new party Die Freiheit, which was also attended by Geert Wilders.[8]

'Ironbargate' scandal

In 2012, Ekeroth and two other Sweden Democrats MPs were caught up in a scandal dubbed 'ironbargate' after a video emerged which showed them telling the Swedish-Kurdish comedian Soran Ismail that Sweden was 'my country, not your country' in a threatening manner and arming themselves with metal bars.[9]

Links to 'infamous hate site'

Ekeroth reportedly registered the domain name for the website Avpixlat, widely regarded as an anti-immigrant hate blog.[10] According to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet he also organised donations to the site, channeled via his bank account, and had editorial influence.[2][11]






  1. Presentation of the Sweden Democrats (pdf), Counterjihad Europa, accessed 4 October 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Swedish magnates fund infamous 'hate site', The Local, 23 October 2013, accessed 16 February 2015.
  3. Charlotte Halle, Intern at Swedish mission sent home for spreading 'xenophobic propaganda',, 3 November 2009.
  4. Charlotte Halle, Intern at Swedish mission sent home for spreading 'xenophobic propaganda',, 3 November 2009.
  5. Kent Ekeroth, Letters to the Editor / My firing was illegal,, 10 November 2006.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Richard Bartholomew, Alan Lake: “I have given some money to help some EDL things happen”, Bartholomew's Notes on Religion, 10 April 2011.
  7. Daniel Poohl, Välbesökt SD-möte mot "islamisering", Expo, 7 September 2009.
  8. Hope Not Hate Kent Ekeroth, Counterjihad report: Sweden, accessed 16 February 2015
  9. Jake Wallis Simons, EU elections 2014: 'I can hear the boots of the 1930s marching through Europe', Daily Telegraph, 14 May 2014
  10. Website touts ruse to turn in illegal immigrants, The Local, 25 January 2012
  11. Tax bill for politician's ties to far-right site, The Local, 19 June 2013

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