Beard Club Meeting Interrupted by Cops Because Only Terrorists Have Beards

October 14, 2015   |   John Vibes

John Vibes
October 14, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) A meeting of beard enthusiasts was interrupted by terror police in Sweden this week after someone called to report that ISIS was having a gathering. The group was actually the Swedish chapter of the “Bearded Villains,” an organization apparently dedicated to beard appreciation. They were meeting for a photo shoot, were dressed in formal clothing, and were carrying a flag that had their logo on it.

According to their website,

“Originally Established in 2014 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. with the purpose of showcasing the bearded men with character from your next door neighbor to the supermodel on GQ mag. Our Brotherhood has grown WORLDWIDE now and organically took shape of its own. We have Chapters in Germany, Canada , Greece, Netherlands, Australia, Mexico, 25 states in the U.S. and all over The U.K. to name a few. Our Chapter’s activities are Charity Work, Support, Respect, and Loyalty to THE BROTHERHOOD.”

Bearded Villains member Andreas Fransson was at the photo shoot when the police arrived, and later told the Independent that “After about an hour the police showed up. They told us they got a call from someone driving past on the highway, saying that there were Isis terrorists at the ruins.”

“The police saw of course that we weren’t terrorists, just very happy and nice bearded gentlemen,” he added.

One of the group’s leaders, John Ekeblad, pointed out that bearded men are often discriminated against, and this situation is a perfect example of one of the stigmas associated with beards.

“It’s one of the foundations of our brotherhood, that you should not judge others before you know the facts. It’s the same with beards – each and every day you hear someone say you are a terrorist,” he said.

Watch video of the photo shoot below:


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John Vibes joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in October of 2014. His topics of interest include agorism, anarchism, consciousness, the Drug War, and spirituality. Born in Philadelphia, he currently resides in Maryland.

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  1. Wow… so what kind of empty life does one need to live so that one decides to become a member of such clubs?

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  2. It's just something to do…
    I don't even have a beard, but it's a club like any other. Socialize with like minded people. I bet you don't have many friends.

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  3. What kind of life you ask? Willing to bet you don't have much of one at all there, hard to believe your chief of anything but maybe your toilet there Mr. BM

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  4. Jason Despaw …so you are saying -if I grew a beard, that would make me like-minded with every guy with a beard? Maybe you are right. But since a beard is not a conviction, not a hobby, not a sport that would make me incredibly shallow, wouldn't it? Because beard is just a haircut. (and you lost the bet)

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  9. Michael Juliano since You asked so nicely, I will answer to the best of my non-trolling ability. I don't think I feel better than other people for the most of the time. As for my friends… we seeked, longed for, struggled for, built, something together. Time spent together was the merry byproduct of pursuing a common goal and sharing a common victory.. or disaster. In a nutshell.. I think that's what makes friendships. Yes, my hobbies and interests fan out wildly, so do the circles of people I'm involved with; and I'm an extrovert. That helps. However, if I had to pick just one place with the purpose of making new friends – there are sport clubs; lots and lots of great fun modern sports with wheels, wings, lasers, motors… if You're not the cricket type. There are classes for X types of crafts learning; there are social goals to get into – homeless shelters, animal shelters, bomb shelters even :). There are poetry and literature clubs, music, chess… jeez… a million possibilities! There one might find like-minded people to make bonding memories with, if that is the goal. And to return to my initial statement… beard-clubs? Really?

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  10. Not as empty, I imagine, one who decides they should call the poloce to investigate them for terrorism.

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  11. Calling the cops on guys with beards… it seems the Scandinavians have gone from being the most feared peoples in history, to complete pussies. Odin is weeping from his one good eye.

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  12. Wow…so what kind of empty life does one need to criticize someone for the kind of club and people they want to associate with?

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  13. What kind of empty life does one need to criticize good people on the internet?

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  14. Vicar O'Dea this is your version of being socially involoved? oi vey.

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  15. Radu Bm You dont get it cause you dont have a beard. There is something bearded men have in common so.

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  17. Yeesh man, maybe they exchange beard grooming tips or braid each other's beards or something, you never know.

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