Terror threats from ANTIFA leftists have put next weekend’s Mid-Atlantic Liberty Festival in jeopardy. After left-libertarians released a call to arms vowing resistance, bomb threats were allegedly called in to the Hilton in Harrisburg, who were forced to cancel the event.
“To me, it is horrifying that in the United States a fringe group can get away with its threats of violence, but such is the world in which we live,” event organizer Steve Scheetz said in a public Facebook post explaining the situation.
The entire controversy arose after a debate was scheduled between former Libertarian Party Senate hopeful Augustus Invictus and Will Coley of Muslims for Liberty on the issue of border security. ANTIFA-aligned left-libertarians took umbrage with the fact that Invictus, who they allege to be a fascist without any clear evidence, was allowed to speak at the event. Instead of finding a like-minded group that doesn’t respect the values of free speech and free expression, they declared war against the event instead.
But not every libertarian is outraged at these leftist terror threats. Some have even applauded or excused these leftist terror tactics because of their disdain for Invictus.
“Maybe you guys can feature Isis next time. You can have a ‘peaceful exchange of ideas’ about crucifying children for not fasting during Ramadan,” left-libertarian Brandon Bitros stated in an apparent open justification of the terrorist threats committed by ANTIFA.
“Invite fascists, deal with Antifa,” left-libertarian Leslee Ann Petersen said in a smug response. Libertarian Party Chairman Nicholas Sarwark chimed in with no condemnation of the terrorist threats, only to echo Petersen’s sentiments in an apparent indication that ANTIFA’s threats were justified or at least understandable.
Event organizers are scrambling to find another venue right now. With only seven days before the event is scheduled, it remains to be seen if it will be postponed or canceled.