RationalWiki's 2020 Fundraiser

There is no RationalWiki without you. We are a small non-profit with no staff – we are hundreds of volunteers who document pseudoscience and crankery around the world every day. We will never allow ads because we must remain independent. We cannot rely on big donors with corresponding big agendas. We are not the largest website around, but we believe we play an important role in defending truth and objectivity.

If everyone who saw this today donated $5, we would meet our goal for 2021.

Fighting pseudoscience isn't free.
We are 100% user-supported! Help and donate $5, $20 or whatever you can today with PayPal Logo.png!

Donations so far: $3500Goal: $3500

Max Hermansen

From RationalWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Inventing "The Other"
200px-Icon islamophobia.png
Fear And Loathing

Max Hermansen (born May 30, 1960) is a Norwegian Islamophobe and racist. He entered the public spotlight in Norway in 2015 as the self-appointed spokesman of a Norwegian branch of the German Eurabia-peddling PEGIDA[1] organization (itself largely inspired by the English Defence League). Inspired by other Norwegian Islamophobes such as Fjordman and Anders Behring Breivik, he initiated a one-man demonstration against the presence of Muslims in Norway. In January 2015, he was fired from his job as a teacher over his racist views towards his Muslim pupils, and his employer stated that his views are "too extreme to be acceptable for us."[2][3]


  1. PEGIDAWikipedia is an abbreviation of the German Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes, which translates as "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Westor Occident", and invokes the imageryWikipedia of Oswald SpenglerWikipedia
  2. Pegida-Hermansen får sparken fra lærerjobb, Dagbladet
  3. Pegida-Hermansen droppet fra lærerjobb ("Pegida-Hermansen fired from teaching job"), VG