Martin Sellner (8 January 1989) is a Coleader of the Identitäre Bewegung Österreich (IBÖ) or Identitarian Movement Austria and Cofounder of the same Movement in Germany. "The Daily Beast" calls Martin the Leader of the IBÖ and says that the IB (Identitarian Movement) is "frequently described as alt-right". Martin sees the IB as Part of the new Right and describes it as paneuropean. Theodore Shoebat, who interviewed Martin, says he is "a major speaker for PEGIDA in Germany, he is always featured on the Alt-Right media, corresponds for Breitbart as the face of the movement [the IB] throughout Europe’s continent".
- 1 Relationship with Brittany Pettibone
- 2 Patriot Peer
- 3 Quotes
- 4 Quotes about him
- 5 2018
- 6 Publications
- 7 External Links
- 8 References
Relationship with Brittany Pettibone
"The Daily Beast" reported in October 2017 that Martin had said he and Brittany Pettibone were dating. On the 30th of August 2018, she wrote on Facebook: "Happiest day. Engaged to the love of my life."
- World-Government = World-Conquest = World-War
- Some People have compared my Accent to the one of Schwarznegger, I think the Accent is the only Thing we have in common.
- [N]ow we really want to go for a conquista [Late Latin for "Conquest"], a patriotic Change.
- I'm an austrian Patriot and identitarian Activist.
- World-Peace = total Elimination of Confict = Equality-Madness
Quotes about him
- He was Part of the Neonazi-Scene and the most well-known Figure of the Neonazis, Gottfried Küssel, was his Mentor.
Twitter-Conversation with Richard Spencer
Martin responded to a Tweet by @Millennial_Matt:
Richard Spencer responded with a Tweet, after which a Conversation between Martin and Richard ensued:
You make me want to defend civic nationalism. Civic nationalism (the republican tradition) obviously "makes sense in Europe." It was born there. France has a stronger republican tradition than America. https://t.co/s1my68vCv2— Richard 🇳🇴 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) January 11, 2018
The reason is imo: there was a France before they created their Republic. German nationality kept its identity throughout many regime changes. Its at least disputable if this is the same in the USA.— M. Sellner (@Martin_Sellner) 11. Januar 2018
Yes, it's like you're echoing essays and speeches I've written. But you seem to still be making a Lauren Southern-tier argument about how, because of age, Americans aren't allowed racial identity. Obviously wrong.— Richard 🦌 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) 11. Januar 2018
I think we just read similar NewRight philosophers. Why and where do you imply this?— M. Sellner (@Martin_Sellner) 11. Januar 2018
Therefore the debate is different there. OC ethnic identity and tribalism and the way politics work is the same why also the universalistic and egalitarian dream comes to an end as soon as its denied ethnocultural foundation is fading.— Martin Sellner (@Martin_Sellner) January 11, 2018
I have no idea what you're arguing in this statement. Might be language issue.— Richard 🇳🇴 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) January 11, 2018
That civic nationalism doesn't work :D— Martin Sellner (@Martin_Sellner) January 11, 2018
The term does not exist in german. Here we call it "constitutional patriotism" but it is not really a thing, like in the USA. Also frances republicanism is not comparable to the US civic nationalism.— M. Sellner (@Martin_Sellner) 11. Januar 2018
Ridiculous. (Or you're engaging in semantics.) There's a major tradition of liberal and republican thinking in the German language. (West) Germany is "constitutional" (Grundgesetz). So how can say this doesn't exist?— Richard 🦌 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) 11. Januar 2018
My other point is that in becoming an "Austrian" patriot you're engaging in a civic identity.— Richard 🦌 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) 11. Januar 2018
Regarding France, you are simply wrong. French and American republicanism are quite similar philosophically. If anything, France has a *stronger* civic tradition. America always had a racialist element (due to slavery and other factors) that was mostly absent in France.— Richard 🦌 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) 11. Januar 2018
Detained and deported from UK
On the 9th March 2018, Martin and his US-Girlfriend Brittany Pettibone were detained for two Days in the UK after they landed at Luton-Airport, then deported. Martin had planned on making a Speech at Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park. He had originally been scheduled to speak for Young Independence, the Youth-Wing of the UK-Independence-Party, on the 11th, but the Speech was cancelled due to Security-Concerns. Following this, he had planned on going to the UK anyway and speaking at Speakers' Corner. Brittany had planned on interviewing Tommy Robinson.
Martin & I were denied entry to the U.K. & held in a detention facility because 1.) I intended to interview “far right leader”, Tommy Robinson. 2.) Because Martin intended to give a speech at Speaker’s Corner which they alleged would “incite tensions between local communities”.— Brittany Pettibone (@BrittPettibone) March 11, 2018
Attempts to enter UK again
On the 13th of April 2018, Martin attempted to enter the UK again to attend a private Generation Identity conference in London on the 14th. On the 13th of April 2018, at 6:23 p.m. local time in Austria, he tweeted: "Dear UK you can read my speech word by word as soon as I’ve landed in London. @SadiqKhan". Two hours later, at 7:23 p.m. local time in the UK, he tweeted: "Just landed ;)". 43 minutes later, at 8:06 p.m. local time, he tweeted: "They stopped me at the passport control ;)". Both Martin and Hungarian Ábel Bódi, who was due to attend the same conference, were detained at London Stansted Airport. At 9:07 p.m. London time, Generation Identity tweeted that Martin had been taken into custody again, but that the conference would still be held. On its Web site, Generation Identity stated that "The idea that either of these two individuals are 'dangerous' is clearly ludicrous – as is the notion that a major disturbance could occur at a private event, attended only by our supporters". At 7:45 p.m. London time on the 15th, Martin tweeted that he was "out of detention and heading back to Vienna". Approximately an hour later, he tweeted these two tweets:
One of the reasons I was not allowed to enter was cause I had “items with me that are showing my extremists believes”. You can guess what those items were.— Martin Sellner (@Martin_Sellner) April 15, 2018
The “extemist items” were:— Martin Sellner (@Martin_Sellner) April 15, 2018
-“The strange death of Europe” by Douglass Murray
-a Book about Heidegger
-a phalanx Europa Shirt
-a weekend offender shirt
PS.: there is an interesting & shocker my fact about my speech that I will tell about later
Trolled for physical appearance
On 10 April 2018, responding to someone who had written somewhere: "Sellner looks like a Hebrew. Could it really be that he plays fast and loose? Unfortunately, everything is possible. The Jungzionisten [early 20th century Zionists who didn't accept a plan to create an Israel in Uganda, the Uganda Scheme, rather than Palestine] are represented everywhere", Martin tweeted: "I love these comments. Every time they bring a grin to my already senile face. Is there anything more delightful than these simpletons?"
ich liebe diese kommentare. Jedesmal kriegen sie mich und zaubern ein Grinsen auf mein frühvergreistes gesicht.— Martin Sellner (@Martin_Sellner) April 10, 2018
Gibt es was herzigeres als diese Naivlinge? pic.twitter.com/y4Ufz247wa
House searched by government
On the morning of 26 April 2018, a government search of Martin's house as well as IBÖ coleader Patrick Lenart's house, four other private residences and four additional locales, was conducted, as confirmed to "Der Standard" by Graz prosecutor Christian Kroschl and in an IBÖ Facebook post posted on the 27th. "Among other things, storage devices and documents that are extremely important for our political work were seized", stated IBÖ in the Facebook post. "Additionally, because of this pressure, our Hungarian bank terminated our donations account last night." The prosecutor was investigating whether there was a violation of paragraph 278 of Austria's criminal code, "formation of a criminal organisation", punishable by up to three years behind bars, or paragraph 283 of Austria's criminal code, "incitement", punishable by up to five years behind bars. On top of this, they were being accused of damage to property.
- Martin Sellner, Walter Spatz (2015). "Gelassen in den Widerstand. Ein Gespräch über Heidegger" ("Left in the Resistance: A Discussion about Heidigger"). Antaios. ISBN 9783944422473.
- Martin Sellner (15 September 2017). "Identitär!: Geschichte eines Aufbruchs" ("Identitarian!: Story of an Awakening"). Antaios. ISBN 978-3944422947.
- YouTube-Channel Martin Sellner GI
- YouTube-Channel Martin Sellner Vlogs
- Website of Patriot Peer
- Website of Identitarian Movement Austria
- "The Full Story: Why We Were Banned From The U.K." YouTube-Channel Brittany Pettibone. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
- "Theodore Shoebat interviews Martin Sellner, spokesman for PEGIDA in Germany". YouTube-Channel Anthony Puccetti. Published 21 January 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- Josephine Huetlin (15 October 2017). "Europe’s 'Alt-Right' Back From the Dead With Fresh Young Face". thedailybeast.com. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- "Theodore Shoebat interviews Martin Sellner, spokesman for PEGIDA in Germany". 7:45. YouTube-Channel Anthony Puccetti. Published 21 January 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- "Theodore Shoebat Schools Europe’s Alt-Right Neo-Nazi Leader, He Is So Embarrassed That Now He Is Threatening To Have The Video Censored". shoebat.com. Archived from the Original on 26 January 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- Yannick Noé (15 February 2017). "Im Gespräch mit Martin Sellner: Was ist Patriot Peer?" arcadimagazin.de. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- "Patriot Peer" patriot-peer.com. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- "Patriot Peer - Connecting the silent majority". YouTube-Channel Martin Sellner GI. Published 12 February 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- "Vlog 37 - Warum ich nicht für Weltfrieden bin". 14:44. YouTube-Channel Martin Sellner GI. Published 20 February 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
- "Understanding the Triangle of Power - Uncuck the USA #1". YouTube-Channel Martin Sellner GI. Published 20 November 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
- Published 12 January 2018. YouTube-Channel Brittany Pettibone. https://youtu.be/GPuqGwQoXyE?t=5m55s. Accessed 14 January 2018.
- "Identitarian Movement - first english vlog". YouTube-Channel Martin Sellner GI. Published 6 July 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
- "Vlog 37 - Warum ich nicht für Weltfrieden bin". 7:16. YouTube-Channel Martin Sellner GI. Published 20 February 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
- "Why 3 far-right activists were refused entry to the UK". bbc.com. 14 March 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
- "London Speech Cancelled Due To Security Risk, But We're Still Going. Join Us!" YouTube-Channel Brittany Pettibone. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
- "The Tommy Robinson Interview That Got Me Banned From The U.K." YouTube-Channel Brittany Pettibone. 14 March 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.