Tim Mudde

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Tim Mudde
Mudde in 2004
Born (1965-02-23) 23 February 1965 (age 58)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Known for Rock Against Communism

Tim Mudde (born 23 February 1965), also known as Brigadier M or Sassem Tim, is a former Dutch activist, politician, and musician, who was active within the right wing radical movement in the Netherlands between the 1980s and the early 2010s. He was party secretary of the Centre Party '86 [1] (an offshoot of the Centre Party ) and like many other senior members of this party became active for Voorpost [2] [3] and later founded the Nationale Beweging, the nationalist mail order company Fenris and the nationalist internet radio station Radio Rapaille where he presented several shows. [4]

Mudde played in the Rock Against Communism (RAC) band Brigade M [5] and the Feyenoord themed Oi! band Foienoord. [6]

He is the older brother of the political scientist Cas Mudde, who studies rightist movements.

In 1996 Mudde was one of the two founders of Brigade M, which initially was called Brigade Mussert referring to the personal bodyguards of Anton Mussert. [7] Mudde was also a member of other RAC/Nationalistic bands: Dietse Patriotten, Die Fünfte Kolonne, Distrikt 217, H6, O.D.M., Oi-Die-Poes and Sassem Bootbois (later called Sassem Boot Boys). [8] Mudde also had been involved with the RAC record companies Sassem Produkties [9] and Muziek met wortels (Music with Roots). On 22 October 2005, he gave a speech for the National Alliance party about the Antifa.

Brigade M in 2009 Brigadem20062009.jpg
Brigade M in 2009

Mudde considered himself to be a nationalist rather than a national socialist. In the 1980s and 1990s he was convicted several times for offenses dealing with hate speech. [10] [11]

In later years Mudde has moved on from politics and founded a rugby club. [12] This club existed until mid 2022. [13]

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  1. Rottenberg, Hella (20 November 1997). "Angst voor het spookbeeld" (in Dutch). de Volkskrant . Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  2. (in Dutch) Intellectuele metapolitiek, Archive of NRC Handelsblad
  3. Vermaas, Peter (20 May 1998). "De heel-nederlandse gedachte". De Groene Amsterdammer . Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  4. (in Dutch) Radio Rapaille website
  5. Brigade M website
  6. Foienoord website
  7. (in Dutch) Interview with Brigade M
  8. Tim Mudde discography on Discogs.com
  9. Sassem Produkties on VinylSearcher.com Archived 17 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  10. (in Dutch) Top CP'86 ook door hof veroordeeld, Trouw, 12 December 1995
  11. Antisemitism and Xenophobia Today, Netherlands, November 1998 Archived 7 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  12. (in Dutch) Rugby nieuwe zondagssport op Flakkee, Flakkeenieuws, 25 September 2017
  13. (in Dutch) Rugbyers Flakkee gooien de handdoek in de ring, 8 July 2022