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WikiLeaks EMPLOYED Holocaust Denier with Swedish Nazi Background (AND his Son!)

Comment: It now develops that WikiLeaks and Julian Assange actually EMPLOYED “Israel Shamir” aka “Joran Jermas.” This fellow is the allegedly Israeli, formerly Russian, currently Swedish Holocaust denier who was the main source for the character attacks on Assange’s accusers in Sweden.

AND the Libertarian magazine Reason has noted that WikiLeaks also employed Shamir’s son, of a similar political mindset!

Note that Wahlstrom–the son–was in charge of all the cables in Scandinavia!

“WikiLeaks’ RussianRussian Representative: A Holocaust Denier” by Charles Johnson;  Little Green Footballs; 12/14/2010.

Excerpt: One of the craziest weirdos LGF has been following for years is a guy named Israel Shamir, a Russian-born bark-at-the-moon antisemite and Holocaust denier who used to write for the Saudi English-language journal Arab News. Here’s an LGF Search page with some of our articles about this noxious psycho.

After the 9/11 attacks, when I was searching the Internet to try to make sense of it all, Israel Shamir’s articles stood out for their sheer hatefulness. This was a person who was possessed by a strange kind of mind-virus, that I still don’t really understand.

Imagine my surprise, then, to discover that Israel Shamir is apparently now an employee of Wikileaks, serving as the group’s content aggregator in Russia. . . .

“Assange’s Extremist Employees: Why is WikiLeaks employing a Holocaust Denier and his disgraced son?” by Michael C. Moynihan; Reason Magazine; 12/14/2010.

Excerpt: The Swedish media has identified Shamir’s son, a disgraced journalist named Johannes Wahlström, himself accused of anti-Semitism and falsifying quotes, as a WikiLeaks spokesman in Sweden. Indeed, Wahlström has authored stories based on the WikiLeaks material for the newspaper Aftonbladet and is credited as a producer on a recent Swedish public television documentary about the group.

But while being the son of a famous Holocaust denier is perhaps only suggestive—Wahlström is surely not responsible for his father’s many sins—his celebrations of his father’s work in print and his contributions to Shamir’s website suggest ideological affinity.* Indeed, in 2005 Wahlström wrote a story for the leftist magazine Ordfront arguing that Swedish media, not known for being friendly to the Jewish state, was in fact being manipulated by Jewish interests on behalf of the Israeli government.

Three of the journalists interviewed for the story—Cecilia Uddén, Lotta Schüllerqvist, and Peter Löfgren—claimed that Wahlström falsified quotes, leading the magazine to withdraw the story and issue an apology. Heléne Lööw, a historian of fascism and European neo-Nazism, commented that the Wahlström story contained all the “elements that one would find in a classic anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.”

A member of Ordfront’s editorial board, writing in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter, lamented that the piece was ever published, citing Wahlström’s “close working relationship with Israel Shamir,” without pointing out just how close the two were.

Wahlström and Shamir, father and son, are the WikiLeaks representatives for two rather large geographic areas. According to Swedish Radio’s investigation, Wahlström is the gatekeeper of the cables in Scandinavia, and “has the power to decide” which newspapers are provided access and what leaks they are allowed to see. (At the time of filing, Wahlström had yet to respond to an email request for comment.) . . .

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One comment for “WikiLeaks EMPLOYED Holocaust Denier with Swedish Nazi Background (AND his Son!)”

  1. Israel Shamir is in Belarus, apparently in support of Lukashenko

    http://www.charter97.org/en/news/2010/12/19/34798/

    http://news.belta.by/en/news/society?id=601872

    Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2010, 7:01 pm

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