For 87 days, I found myself incarcerated in a U.S. federal prison in Batavia, N.Y. at taxpayer expense, in a Security Housing Unit (SHU). SHUs were built to house the most dangerous inmates. I was classified as “high-security.” I was placed in the SHU immediately on arriving there, 140 miles from my new home near Pittsburgh. The only way to contact others is during indoor recreation for 30 minutes a day.
I never had trouble with fellow inmates. They were mostly non-whites. Most of the over 2 million inmates in America are non-white. Different races and sometimes nationalities form gangs and set up their own “turf ” areas inside the prison—just like on the streets.
I was the only white man in the SHU, but I was treated by the white guards just like any other inmate, sometimes even more harshly. But I am what I am, pro-white, and I represent my views honestly. I did not whine and I did not demand special treatment. I did my time like everybody else, and I continued my voyage through life. The other inmates, having no idea of my supposed “crime,” nicknamed me “Trooper.”
At the end of April I canceled my legal application for political asylum, which was only a way for me to stay a little bit longer in the United States because my tourist visa was valid for only 90 days. My decision came after the top Finnish prosecutor, Mika Illman, decided not to press charges against me in the so-called “aggravated defamation” case he was planning and which was largely reported by the local newspaper, Kaleva, here in Oulu, Finland, by Elina Ursin, a Finnish journalist, on January 17, 2007. The police investigation confirmed that I had committed no crimes.
Because of my decision to end my asylum petition, the warrant for my deportation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, signed by the special agent in charge, Kalias Muhammad, came into force. From this moment the period of “information blackout” started, because the Homeland Security refused to give me any information whatsoever about my deportation—claiming it was a matter of “national security.” My lawyer only obtained the information that I would be deported “within two weeks.” According to Homeland Security, my deportation would not be any different from the way those held captive at Guantanamo are deported back to their own countries.
On June 3, about 4 a.m. local time, the SHU officer hit the lights on in my cell and yelled at me: “Pack up your stuff.You’re being removed!” I was brought into a processing room where I had a chance to change from my orange prison jumpsuit into my civilian clothes.
While I was in the concrete cell, waiting for my removal, the facility director asked if I knew why I was placed in the SHU.We had a short conversation, and his last words were: “You are a very controversial person for some people . . . but not for me,” and then he turned and left. I wonder how many white men, like the three who arrested me in March, agree with my views but they “obey orders.”
Three anti-terrorist agents then brought me to the Buffalo International Airport. I was handcuffed the entire time. From Buffalo I was flown, in the company of these three gentlemen, to JFK International Airport in New York City. At JFK, two security agents from Homeland Security were waiting for me, including Muhammad, who had ordered my deportation. I had to wait another five hours after that for my flight back to Helsinki, Finland, and I was guarded all the time by those five anti-terrorist agents.
Finally when the flight arrived, I was escorted to the plane as a “special escort.” Three security agents flew with me to Finland, because it was a “necessary security measure” and the Obama administration had a “special interest” in me.After the eight hours in the air I was back in Helsinki-Vantaa airport, from which I had departed in July 2009 to seek freedom in America.
Three months in absolute news silence and in isolation from other living creatures did end, and it turned out quite well. During the last three months the activists of the Finnish Resistance Movement have become hardened and I have become hardened. My arrest did not lead to the failure or collapse of our movement, which was the delusional hope of the pro-Israeli moderate nationalists in Finland. Conversely, the young movement has grown rapidly and it was decided to face whatever stands in its path—and whatever the movement faces, it will survive it.
(Issue #30, July 27, 2009, AMERICAN
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