On May 27 a conference called “The New Political Reality” was held in Oslo, Norway. The conference sported several controversial speakers, including Martin Sellner, who is the leader of the Austrian Identitarian Movement. This did not go down well with the local Antifa, who branded Sellner a neo-nazi, racist and neo-fascist.
In an attempt to shut down the conference, the radical activists prepared for violent protests and threatened the use of butyric acid, a substance that causes a horrible stink that lingers for many weeks or months.
Ironically, the theme of the conference was free speech. The goal of the conference was to create an arena for controversial voices representing the silent majority or significant minority that are either silenced or distorted by the establishment media. The organizer of the conference, Real News, states that the goal was for these ideas to be discussed openly and freely. If people are not allowed to air their concerns through dialog, they may ultimately resort to violence.
The topics of the conference ranged from Trump and Brexit to climate skeptics and Generation Identity. The reaction by the radical left underscores the vital necessity of the free speech conference.
Fortunately, the organizers tricked the activists, and the event went on without interruption. From Ekte Nyheter:
The radicals made threats of violence with butyric acid against Eldorado. The Oslo police took the terror threats seriously and had sizeable forces to secure the location. Sellner arrived early and was smuggled out the back door after request by the police, without the activists noticing. By the time most of the activists had arrived, the conference was already over, and they had to leave the event disgruntled and demoralized.
Sellner, who is used to threats of leftist violence, took the failed protest with a dose of humor.
Sellner commented that “it seems like radical leftists have a hard time getting up in the morning.”
– “We only want what indigenous peoples across the world want, which is to secure one’s own culture and the right to a homeland. When the Sami people, the Jews or the Palestinians say they want an homogenous country or an autonomous region to preserve their culture, no-one calls them racist or neo-Nazi. Why is it so horrible when we want the same thing in a peaceful way?” said Martin Sellner.
Sellner seems not to be intimidated by Antifa. While in Oslo, he took a selfie at the Antifa headquarters, which he posted on his Twitter.
After the speech a bit of seightseeing pic.twitter.com/3A8oxllqrm
— Martin Sellner (@Martin_Sellner) May 27, 2017
The Identitarian Movement is growing fast in many countries in Europe, and they are rapidly becoming more professional and better organized. Liberty Nation recently wrote about one of their actions in the Mediterranean, where they used a boat to prevent an NGO ship from leaving the harbor in Sicily to pick up refugees from human traffickers.