VIKINGS FOUND TO INCLUDE MUSLIMS, BROWN PEOPLE
In yet another blow to the dangerous and fragile id of white supremacists and self-ascribed Aryans, genetic testing of Viking graves has come back with some surprising and far from home results. But the poor white supremacists were already in a bit of a group pout with the news that some rather shocking items were also found in the burial garments of Vikings in Sweden. These included stylized Arabic text for God, or Allah, and Ali, the prophet Muhammed’s cousin and son-in-law. So there’s a good chance that some Vikings were Muslims and that they were much more genetically diverse (note: not Aryan) than ever known before. Thor may not have even been blond….
WHITE SUPREMACISTS ENRAGED AT IDEA OF PERFECTLY WHITE VIKING CULTURE BEING ETHNICALLY, CULTURALLY DIVERSE
There is always the possibility that these few items were just the result of trade with the Middle East, but it can’t be ruled out that there were some converts to Islam. Logic and other evidence suggest that Muslim Vikings was more than likely, given the history of Viking conquest and occupation. But even the mere idea of this has essentially enraged Neo-Nazis, Klansmen, any industry Trump hack or run of the mill rabid supporter. For a wide swathe of white identity culture, the Vikings are the ur-Whites and beyond compare for perfection. Oops.
WHITE NATIONALISTS HATED THOR MOVIE, FAIL TO NOTE THAT TWO JEWISH AMERICAN POPULAR WRITERS CREATED IT
There was a similar controversy over Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 movie “Thor” from Marvel Studios, inasmuch as it cast Idris Elba as a Black guardian of the Bifrost bridge between earth and Asgard. As usual, the white nationalists were just being brain dead. First of all, they might have noticed that this version of Norse mythology is the brainchild of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, two Jewish American giants of story-telling.
WHAT’S MORE DEFINING OF WHITE SUPREMACY, HATE OR STUPIDITY?
The biggest problem with white supremacy is how hateful it is. But its second biggest problem is how stupid it is. That is not to say that intelligent people cannot be members (Steve Bannon, e.g.). It is that they are captive of moronic premises. If you buy a stupid premise (global heating is not caused by humans, e.g.), then all your further statements will be false because they are built on a rotten foundation.
LARGE NUMBER OF VIKINGS MAY HAVE COME FROM IRAN, SICILY, NORTHERN AFRICA -VIKINGS WERE MUSLIMS
So genetic testing of those buried in Viking grave sites have turned up a some with Iranian origins, and Iran may be the origin of a significant number of Vikings.
And, Vikings ruled a maritime empire during the medieval warming period when Scandinavia could support a fair population, roughly 800-1200 CE (AD). For instance, Vikings briefly conquered Sicily in 860. But during the whole period 827-902 the island was gradually coming under Arab Muslim rule from North Africa. Their troops were Arab, Berber and Black African. If you don’t think Vikings mingled with people of color in Sicily before returning north, including having some children by local women, you don’t know much about medieval society. And that some of them converted to Islam is entirely plausible. In fact the 827 invasion was provoked by a Byzantine official who felt badly used and so converted to Islam and became an agent of the Aghlabid emirs of North Africa. A Viking woman buried with a Muslim ring has been found by archeologists. Vikings also traded with the Abbasid Empire and raided Muslim Spain (al-Andalus). Vikings were not racists, and wouldn’t have know what a race is. As for their “tribes,” tribes in medieval society were like our political parties. People joined successful ones and suddenly found an ancestor in common with the clan they joined.
The populations of empires are always mongrels, and the Vikings were just not all of one ethnic origin or religious belief.
THERE ARE BROWN ARYANS!
Moreover, Norse mythology is just a version of Indo-European mythology which is shared by Iran and India. In ancient Iran, as well, there was a bridge to the next word, called Chinwat, similar to the Norse Bifrost. Thor is clearly the same as the Vedic Indra and the Midgaard Serpent is Vritra. In ancient Iran, Thor was Faridun who fought the serpentine Zohak. That is, the closest you can get to Norse mythology today is Indian religion. Yes, supremacists, there are brown Aryans.
GENETICALLY, IRISH AND CHINESE ALMOST IDENTICAL
Worst of all for the supremacists, there are no races as popularly conceived. Our outward appearance is dictated by only 2% of our genes, and no, has nothing to do with intelligence or character attributes. Irish and Chinese are genetically almost identical despite representing the easternmost and westernmost extent of homo sapiens sapiens. Skin color is an adaptation to UV rays. When a woman is pregnant, she needs enough UV rays from the sun to produce vitamin D in the embryo, but not so much that they will cause genetic damage. So in very sunny places like the Congo, nature selects for black skin. In Sweden, nature over time (13,000 years) selects for white skin. The people in Sweden came from places to the south and began by being dark.
So, give us a break. Vikings were all kinds of people. And so are genuine Americans.