The North Yorkshire town of Northallerton has few claims to fame: it’s the county town of North Yorkshire, and before that was the county town of the North Riding of Yorkshire. It’s a wayside stop on the East Coast Main Line. It has a thriving market. And it is also home to someone who claims to be reporting from Sweden, but isn’t.
"Peter Sweden" - NOT Swedish, NOT reporting from Sweden
Those observing the antics of Battersea bedroom dweller Paul Watson, the London representative of Alex Jones’ frankly unhinged conspiracy outlet InfoWars, will be familiar with the reportage from Sweden, which makes all manner of claims about the state of the country, and effect of all those Scary Muslims (tm). In this, Watson has recently been aided and abetted by someone calling himself Peter Sweden.
Two frauds together
Watson and Peter Sweden have appeared together in YouTube videos (HERE and HERE). But all the while a deception was being practiced on their Twitter and YouTube followers: Peter Sweden, as Hope Not Hate has now revealed, is actually called Peter Imanuelsen, he was not born in Sweden, and although he lived there for a time, he lives, and has lived most of his life, in the UK. Oh dear!
Hatey Katie happy with at least one economic migrant
So the InfoWars go-to first-hand source on Sweden is actually in Northallerton, which may be a long way north of London, but it isn’t nearly far enough away to be anywhere near Sweden. Yet he still claims to offer “independent journalism” and “real news”, although now admits to his real name. Paul Watson and his other pal Katie Hopkins have made no comment - most likely he’s been hung out to dry.
And, as HNH have pointed out, “‘Peter Sweden’ was, until very recently, on record denying the Holocaust, saying ‘Hitler had some good points’ and pushing antisemitic conspiracy theories … This was in addition to spreading racist myths about migrants and sexual crime and other far-right memes on his Twitter account and as the reporter for the anti-immigration account Voice of Europe, as well as on other right-wing platforms such as Paul Joseph Watson’s YouTube account”.
The InfoWars brand a bit further down the pan, then
He did all of that, and gained significant status within the Alt-Right as a result, by giving the impression of being Swedish, and reporting from Sweden. Neither was true, and Imanuelsen is in fact a British National, so when he encountered Hatey Katie in Sicily, was most likely travelling on a British passport. He is what his fellow far-right pals would call a migrant - probably, whisper it quietly, an economic migrant.
So when he calls himself “Swedish”, this appears to be untrue. But he does want us to know that he isn’t really a Holocaust denier, despite having earlier, er, denied the Holocaust. He is now a victim, and claims HNH have “doxed” him, rather than merely expose his deception and dishonesty. And he can’t be a racist, because, and I am not making this up, “one of my best friends is actually a black person”.
Perhaps the InfoWars clowns would care to explain the deception they have practised on their fans. But they won’t: there are so many lies to tell, and so many mugs willing to lap them up. So Peter Imanuelsen will be thrown under the bus and the lying will go on.