Conspiracy theories surrounding an array of global events have flourished for years on the website of Ove Svidén, 73, according to a report on public broadcaster SVT’s news show Rapport.
“Who won the Second World War? The Jews! They got a state. A little remnant of a people gets a country. It’s not a coincidence,” Svidén told Rapport.
The politician also tied Jews to the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York. Writing on his website, Svidén describes how the construction of the World Trade Centre was a project dear to the heart of banking mogul David Rockefeller. But in a bid to “kill his darlings”, the ageing patriarch had the iconic twin towers destroyed, the Centre Party candidate argues.
“As a Swede it’s hard to understand the Jewish belief that a victim is necessary if anything is to be gained. But for David Rockefeller this could serve as a diversion and alibi for the person who benefited most from the events of September 9th [sic] 2001,” he writes.
As a self-styled globalist, who puts the interests of the world above those of individual nations, David Rockefeller is routinely labelled by conspiracy theorists as a would-be proponent of a totalitarian world government.
Ove Svidén is a very marginal candidate for a seat in parliament at the September general election, with his name appearing towards the bottom of the Centre Party’s ballot list.
Although his website was largely ignored for years, the party’s Stockholm chairman Per Ankersjö has now vowed to take swift action. Ankersjö said he was shocked by some of the content on the site and pledged to put an immediate stop to the printing of ballots that included Svidén’s name.
“The passages I have seen are so extreme that we’re going to have to examine whether he can stay [on the ballot slip]. I’m going to propose that we remove him. In my view he has breached our guidelines to such an extent that he can’t stay,” Ankersjö told Rapport.
The Centre Party is a junior partner in Sweden’s four-party centre-right ruling coalition.