The f-right movement stokes fes of a replacement and has es ound the . After the Zealand massacre, its under growing scrutiny

James Allsup

n say that the er of that countrys Identitian Movement, , received a 1,500 donation from someone whose name ed that of the accused Christchurch killer.

The nature of the connection between the eged killer and Sellner is still being investigated, following a of Sellners in on Monday. But what is the Identitian Movement, and who e the associated with it?

Identitre Bewegung sterreichs (IB) is pt of a lger f-right Identitian movement with es in most western an , and New Zealand.

Like the accused killer, site the Identitian movement stokes fes of a replacement. The Generation website says this turn us into minorities in our own in a few decades.

Organisations that affiliate themselves with Identitianism Gnration Identitre in and Generazione Identitia in Italy. The n Movement in the (recently renamed from Evropa and banned from on Thursday) participated in the Charlottesville rally, and recently leaked logs showed that their ranks include serving members of the US military. es little more than a grouplet for , and the Dominion Movement in Zealand clmed website to have disbanded in the wake of the mass at .

The who serve as Identitiani tend to be over-groomed millennials like Sellner, and the movement eplicitly ms to recruit ng . Identitians often attack multiculturalism and immigration within a frame of intergenerational struggle; in 2012 Gnration Identitre released an infamous which made a declation of w on the 68ers the generation who had been involved in the student revolts of 1968.

The movements derives lgely from the so-ced an Right or Nouvelle Droite (ND), a lgely French movement beginning in the 1960s, which attempted to re in a way which would not alm ans with fresh memories of interw fascism.

ND thinkers cribbed concepts from the left to present a obfuscated version of blood and soil ethno-, win ans would have eclusive possession of their lands. They also promoted the concept of meta, hoping to effect political change by seeding and achieving cultural dominance. They were also anticapita. They significant common ground with coat-and-tie white nationas in the US and elsew. Political s such as Walter Laqueur described the ND as fascist.

Indentitianism in its innation began in the 2000s, when Gnration Identitre formed as the th wing of Bloc Identitre in France. Over the decade they developed the formula which identitian groups everyw still use. ophobic provocations such as mosque ocations or pork saus and booze pties in Muslim neighbourhoods were mied with slick promotional efforts which eploited the emerging, lssez-fre s of .

Sellner has been associated with a dissemination of Identitianism across Europe and the , and an escalation in its tics and PR efforts.

As a teenr, Sellner was involved with n -Nazi groups, but has since clmed to have renounced Nazism. In 2012, he founded IB, which opd itself to ism, multiculturalism and , instead adopting the blood-and-soil lite ND concept of ethnopluralism, which held that each should be confined to its land.

They op and what they see as US imperialism, advocating syncretist third positionist anti-capita , and an iance of an states under .

Like Identitians, Sellner clms to be nonviolent, but his tics have embd confrontation, provocation and menace. In 2016 IB members stormed a stage in an n university w a play was being performed by refugee s, waving a banner doused with fake blood.

In 2017 Sellner rsed US$100,000 to sail a ship into the so that migrants from to could be intercepted and returned. This mission, ried out in the of Sellners fiancee, Brittany Pettibone, and white nationa Lauren Southern, ended in ignominious ure. A ye ago, the three of them went to town of Luton and insulted Muslims with provocative slogans for that effort they were banned from the country.

And in 2018, n authorities attempted to prosecute Sellner and IB ivists on chges of and forming a criminal organisation. They were found not guilty in July.

In the last ye, Sellner has spent in the US, Pettibones country, and recorded podcasts on Identitianism with James sup, the mcher who was elected as a pty official in the Rean pty in state.

The fe of a replacement is front and centre in the eged shooters manifesto, but is also epressed across the Identitian movement. well to a er scrutiny of Identitianism ound the .

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