Depictions of the runes and Norse symbols such as Thor’s hammer may soon be banned in Sweden according to some sources. Hate groups have been using many of these symbols for years and there are stories circulating that the government is discussing whether the ancient symbols may be offending ethnic minorities.
The Runes and Norse Symbols that May Be Banned
As RT reports, Swedish Justice Minister Morgan Johansson is currently researching if the banning of the ancient Norse symbols will deter hate groups. Swedish website Samhällsnytt reported he will provide his recommendations on the subject by the end of the month.
According to The Gateway Pundit, much of the government’s concern stems from neo-Nazi groups such as the Nordic Resistance Movement using runes in their logos and associating the writing and symbols with messages of hate. “In particular the government is looking to ban the letter Tyr which is part of the runic alphabet. This same symbol is used by neo-Nazis as their logo,” The Gateway Pundit writes.