When I was at the meeting in Copenhagen, there was much discussion about the attempts of the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna) to find a venue for their annual meeting.
Although the political party is completely legal in Sweden, it has been unable to find a location in Sweden to host its meeting. The hotels and conference centers cited “security concerns”, and would not rent to the Sweden Democrats.
The issue, of course, is that Sweden Democrats’ positions on immigration and other issues are considered beyond the pale. They are outside the realm of civilized discourse. Thus, although the Swedish government would defend to the death the rights of the Greens or the Communists to gather in peace, Sverigedemokraterna is without recourse.
While I was in Denmark, Steen was working with representatives of the Sweden Democrats to help them find a venue in the Copenhagen area for their meeting. It would have been a poke in the eye for the Swedish authorities — a perfectly legal Swedish political party unable to meet in their own country — if the group had had to meet in Denmark.
But, alas, it was not to be. The Danes have gone the weaselly way of their Swedish cousins and refused a place in the manger for the Sweden Democrats. Here’s the latest from Exile:
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It would appear that their hosts in Denmark, however, are no better than their cowardly Swedish counterparts. The party had found a venue in Køge, a large town to the south of Copenhagen and had booked a conference hotel in which they could hold the annual get together. According to the press, the price for this little gathering was about 32,000 dollars and the party had paid up in advance.
Björn Söder spoke with the Swedish news agency, TT, and has told them that the deal has fallen through. The hotel, “Hvide Hus” (The White House) has welched on the deal and has cancelled out of fear of reprisal and possible reaction from the autonomous factions (read lefty louts) in Denmark.
The hotel is denying the reasons for cancellation.
Either way, I can see a trend forming here. First, the right wing SIAD is not allowed to hold demonstrations in Denmark, out of fear of reprisal or violence. Not from the demonstrators, but from their opponents. The Swedish right wing SD is not allowed to hold an AGM in Sweden for roughly the same reasons and now, out of fear of reprisal, not in Denmark either. Clearly there is something very wrong here.
The left wing is doing its utmost to crush any debate concerning immigration and the huge social problems that come with the influx of unmanageable numbers of foreign people. SD makes no secret of its dislike of muslims and rightly so, if one considers what is happening in cities like Malmö. SIAD in Denmark makes no secret of it either, stating very clearly that its main goal is to stop further islamisation of Denmark. SIOE takes it to a european level.
Interesting to note, that while the left is constantly hammering on about democracy and the open debate, it is their supporters that are being allowed, by threat or the use of force, to determine the political agenda. They are being given the means necessary to disrupt legal political activity and deny the right wing parties from continuing the debate. So much for democracy.
Do you think they could meet in Iceland? Or the Faeroes? How about Singapore?
These are wretched times in which we live.