On Friday 27th of April the houses of Martin Sellner and Patrick Lenart, Generation Identity Austrian Leaders, have been raided by Austrian authorities. According to Sellner’s twitter, an attorney is attempting to outlaw the movement with the members risking 3 years in jail, other GI buildings and offices have been allegedly raided by the Authorities.
Today my and @PatrickLenart s private flats were broken into and searched by austrian police. Also across they country they searched GI-offices and houses. An attorney wants to ban GI in Austria & put us up to 3 years in prison for critizing islam with peaceful actions.
— Martin Sellner (@Martin_Sellner) April 27, 2018
Disks and documents were confiscated from both houses, the authorities are looking for proof of “violent intent”. Apparently in modern Europe criticizing Islam in a peaceful way is still dangerous? Right now the situation remains unclear and there will be hopefully soon some developments.
The Austrian Generation Identity members launched a new hashtag #heimatliebeistkeinbrechen, which basically translates into “Loving your homeland is not a crime!”.