Terrorist attacks in Europe are the fault of the leftist parties in Europe—that was the message that activists from the Austrian Identitarian movement carried into the streets of Vienna today in double protests in front of the headquarters of the Green and Social Democratic parties.
The protests—using the sounds of explosions and cries of terror to symbolize recent events—drew huge support and applause from passersby.
The protest actions, cleared ahead of time with local police, saw the Identitarians form up before the headquarters of the two parties—which are in a coalition government to keep out the populist FPÖ—and then, to the soundtrack of a large explosion, all fall down as if dead.
At the same time, a large banner was unfurled, reading “Das ist eure Schuld” (“It is your fault).
A statement on the group’s Facebook page said that the blame for the attacks in Brussels—which left thirty dead and scores injured—was exclusively that of the politicians who pulled down Europe’s borders in pro-asylum “madness.”
“You [the red parties] are complicit in terrorism and the thirty dead in Brussels. Your multiculturalism policy has imported Islamic terror. Your open borders policy has created the Mecca of jihadism in Europe,” the statement continued.
“We call for an immediate halt to all Muslim immigration and a closure of all the radical Islamic kindergartens in Vienna and all Austria. We are against the multicultural terror; we are for fortress Europe—and re-migration,” the statement concluded.
An earlier statement on their Facebook page said that the attacks in Brussels were the “direct result of the misguided policy of multiculturalism in Europe. It’s a shame what was taken from our continent and our countries! We say: Defend yourselves—it is your land!”
The action was reported in the Austrian controlled media, which claimed that the Identitarians had once again engaged in a “scandal.”
“Once again, the Identitarian movement has provided some excitement,” the OE24 news service said.
“The controversial group has already acted out an IS beheading in the center of Vienna,” it said, adding that it appeared to be the aim of the group to “cast the refugee policy and refugees under general suspicion.”
The OE24 article was, however, forced to admit that passersby applauded the activists.