As the Gates of Vienna have reported we had a get together in Copenhagen with people from the Center for Vigilant Freedom, SIAD (Stop Islamisation of Denmark), Sverigedemokraterne, FOMI (Svenska Forum Mot Islamisering – Swedish Forum Against Islamization) as well as many bloggers including Baron Bodissey of the Gates of Vienna as one of the prominent speakers, bloggers from many anti-jihad and Islam critical blogs were present.
Unfortunately some of the more prominent guests werent able to show up. Paul Berlien of The Brussels Journal, Fjordman and others were unfortunately prevented from participating, although they definitely were there in spirit.
The meeting was surrounded by some level of security due to the fact that both members of SIAD and Sverigedemokraterne have been attacked by leftist estremists at some of their previous meetings, so nothing was to be said about the meeting in advance and we all met at a neutral place only to take a short walk to the final destination that was Den Danske Kro where we had a nice meal and some of the good Danish beer.
The whole arrangement was a smashing success, people started talking, debating and mingling from the beginning, and after the meal first Baron Bodissey made his speech, which can be found at Gates of Vienna, followed by Anders Gravers of SIAD who told about why and how SIAD was formed as a movement that werent satisfied by just sitting around and debating issues but wanted to engage in a policy of more action – And by playing a confrontational and provoking game engaging the established politicians, media as well as the muslim segment into acknowledging the situation as well as take a position on some of the problem issues. He also spoke about the new project SIOE – Stop the Islamisation of Europe, which is a pan-European organization to help stem the Islamic tide and to help national and regional anti-jihad groups in all of Europe as well as being a source of exchanging information from all over Europe and have the information translated and ready to be presented in various languages.
The last speaker was Asger a philosopher from SIAD who was connecting the dots on why we are fighting, who we are fighting and what we are fighting for, putting it into a historical perspective dating back to the ancient greek democracy, the Icelandic democracy at Altinget and the problems that our current democracy is facing, as well as defining the values that we are fighting for Freedom, Democracy and Liberty and the Rule of Law!
After the speeches the mingling debate and discussion took off in smaller groups, and everybody felt that this was only the beginning of something potentially very big. Bloggers, Politicians and Activists getting together and starting some personal relationships or at least getting to know each other, seeing ways that we can help each other. As well as bloggers using each other as soundboards for ideas and helping each other coordinating their efforts. And personally I see this as the first baby step towards a better coordination of all our efforts and building invaluable social networks between bloggers, activists and politicians as well as within the involved groups themselves. This summit in itself didnt come out with some pompous declaration or formation of some bureacratic structure to bury the process in, but with an invigorating new sense of purpose and direction as well as a better understanding between the parties involved in this fight And that is the most important thing and the best result that one could hope for.
Im certain that this was only the first step and many more will follow, and I hope that others will see this summit as an example of how to get to the next level in our activism and many more such meetings of like minds can add to our strengths as well as building an organized front against the dangers to our Democracy our Liberty as well as our cultural values, that are under attack from various places.
- Gates of Vienna: The UK and Scandinavia Counterjihad Summit
- Beer Sandwiches: UK and Scandinavia Counter Jihad Summit
- Exile on the Wing: UK and Scandinavia Counterjihad Summit
- Gates of Vienna: A Few Reports Trickle in…
- Snaphanen: En Baron Vågner (A baron awakens) with pictures
- SIAD Blog: UK and Scandinavia Counterjihad Summit. (Including Anders Gravers Speech)
- Mitt Sverige: The US, UK and Scandinavian Counterjihad Summit (In Swedish)
- SIOE: The UK and Scandinavia Counterjihad Summit