The Austrian activist and the leader of the “New Right” Identitarian Movement of Austria, Martin Sellner “was detained and refused entry to Britain on Friday at Heathrow airport ahead of a planned speech at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, London.”
Sellner’s girlfriend Brittany Pettibone, a YouTube political commentator, was also detained and barred from entering the country.
Sellner was told that he was detained for representing a “far right” group that incites racial hatred. Pettibone was told that she was detained for her plans to interview British activist Tommy Robinson, who the British government claims is “racist” and “far right.”
Sellner’s planned topic for Hyde Park was about threats to free speech, so one wonders where “racism” comes in. It is old news now (but worth repeating) that Islamic supremacists — with their easily offended sensibilities whenever Islam is criticized — work against the freedom of speech, because their sharia forbids criticism of Muhammad and Islam.
Who would have thought a mere decade ago that speakers visiting Britain would be detained and thrown in a jail cell for two days for trying to protect the right to free speech, as Sellner and Pettibone were? After their release, the pair headed to Austria; they were met in Vienna by supporters and Tommy Robinson.
This is, of course, not the first time this has happened; many others who fight for freedom have been denied entry into Britain. British Prime Minister Theresa May banned Jihad Watch’s own Robert Spencer from the UK for supporting Western values and free speech in the face of the global jihad. She compared him to jihadist Abu Hamza as she absurdly tried to justify why he was banned from Britain. Hamza attempted to set up a jihadi training camp in Oregon.
As jihad and Sharia spread in the West, they will destroy all freedoms if not resisted. Violence will continue to rise as will barbaric practices, misogyny and jihad attacks. Criminalizing the criticism of Islam is already underway. All the while, most Westerners are in a state of disbelief, denial or willful blindness.
“Austrian Identitarian Leader Martin Sellner Detained At Heathrow Airport Ahead of Planned Speech,” Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, March 11, 2018:
Austrian hipster-right Identitarian leader Martin Sellner was detained and refused entry to Britain on Friday at Heathrow airport ahead of a planned speech at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, London.
Sellner, along with his partner, YouTube political commentator and author Brittany Pettibone, was refused entry into the UK according to the British branch of the Generation Identity movement.
In a press release, the group said that Sellner and Pettibone arrived in Britain at Luton airport at 1 pm and were told they were being detained because of the planned speech, with authorities claiming Sellner represented, “a far-right group and intend[s] to incite racial hatred.”
The pair were then moved to Heathrow airport at 1 am where they were both placed in detention, along with other foreign nationals waiting to be deported.
Sellner observed that “the UK will open its border to immigration but block[ing] dissenting opinions will only help to grow the silent majority that disagrees with the government,’ calling the affair a disgrace.
Originally, the Identitarian leader was scheduled to speak at a conference organised by UKIP youth wing Young Independence, but this was shut down due to alleged far-left extremist threats.
Sellner’s speech, reorganised for Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, which was set aside for free speech by an Act of Parliament in 1872, was on the subject of “threats to Free Speech in the modern world.”
Breitbart London spoke to both Sellner and Pettibone, who said they were being held in separate detention centres. Pettibone alleged that border officials told her that one of the reasons for her detainment was not only because of Sellner’s speech but also her plans to interview former English Defence League leader turned citizen journalist Tommy Robinson.
Sellner, who described the detention centre as looking akin to a typical American prison, said he was told by authorities that his speaking at Hyde Park could cause violence and disrupt community cohesion….