21 July 2016

PEGIDA Canada Comments on Republican National Convention and Black Lives Matter

Watching the dumpster fire/hate fest that is the Republican National Convention, this writer decided to check in on one of the groups being monitored by ARC. Since we haven't looked at PEGIDA Canada in a while, we figured we'd take a gander to see if they had written anything:


Indeed they had, though the first comment wasn't so much on the convention as it was on the protests. Specifically, PEGIDA Canada posted this article in which a Muslim-American decided to show up with a firearm. Now, he certainly wasn't alone as numerous Trump supporters were also armed, Ohio being an open carry state.

The members/supporters at PEGIDA Canada were all pleased to see this Muslim-American exercising his Second Amendment right to bare arms, proving that he was supported those values that they believed other Muslim-Americans lacked.

Just kidding!

No, they openly called for his murder:

17 July 2016

Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean Photographed with Aryan Guard/Blood & Honour Associate

Okay, the title of this article could rightfully be accused of being click bait and of being  unfair to Brian Jean, but it is also an accurate title.

Much like the late Rob Ford was photographed a an event with an individual well known to those familiar with the racist movement in Canada, so too was Brian Jean, leader of the Wildrose Party of Alberta who posed for this photo with Jonathan Besler we presume at the Calgary Stampede:



Given Besler's attitude toward the current NDP government in Alberta, perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised that he would gravitate towards the Wildrose Part as an alternative....


16 July 2016

Green Party of Canada Releases Statement on Monika Schaefer

UPDATE: Looks like the CBC picked up on the story as well.

Back in June we published an article about Monika Schaefer, a Green Party member and three time (at least) candidate in the riding of Yellowhead.

Or, perhaps it might be more accurate now to write that she is likely soon to be a former Green Party member:


The story has also been picked up by B'nai Brith Canada and by Ms. Schaefer's local newspaper:

Video denying holocaust causes uproar
Posted by: fitzhugh Posted date: July 13, 2016 In: Archive, Feature, News

A video shot by a local resident denying the Holocaust has been widely condemned by the community and at least one resident has filed a formal complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

On June 17, Monika Schaefer, a well-known Jasper resident and former Green Party candidate, appeared in a video on Youtube denying the Holocaust. The video was subsequently posted on her Facebook page.
....
Ken Kuzminski, president of the Jasper Royal Canadian Legion, described the video as hate speech.

13 July 2016

Michelle Erstikaitis In The News Again

It's been a while since we heard anything about Michelle Erstikaitis. Last we heard she was still in detention from a previous run-in with the judicial system and Paul Fromm was diligently visiting her behind bars (really, though he claims her as a White Nationalist P.O.W. Paulie's relationship with Erstikaitis remains inexplicable to us.... unless.... yuck!).



We'll, it looks like she is out of prison.

Or, perhaps we should say, WAS out of prison:


Oh.

Well.

Paulie might have a hard time explaining this away.

Michelle Erstikaitis, 36, who was deemed a dangerous offender five years ago, appeared in a College Park courtroom Tuesday looking dishevelled and ranting about wanting “a refugee lawyer” to handle her case.

She is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon.

“I’m a Canadian citizen and I want to leave this country,” Erstikaitis said in open court.

Okay, so, what did she do exactly?

Toronto Sun sources alleged the woman initially asked for asylum but soon began shouting “ISIS is coming to kill you” and other odd things.
....
Officers arrived and found a guard suffering from multiple stab wounds.

“It’s alleged the woman tried to force her way into the consulate while armed with a three-inch box cutter,” said Sidhu, who added she rushed through the body scanner at the front entrance prompting a guard to react.

As the guard grabbed the woman, she allegedly slashed his throat with the razor-sharp box-cutter narrowly missing a major artery, sources say.

“He managed to avoid serious injury,” Sidhu said, adding the guard’s arm was also sliced before the woman was subdued.

Yeah, that would do it.

The article goes on to detail Erstikaitis' long and sordid history of legal problems, arrests, and her dangerous offender designation which Paulie suggested was COMPLETELY unjustifiable.

Sure.

Paulie might be pleased though (or saddened) to learn that her association with him and White Nationalists was not included in her biography

Last we actually saw Erstikaitis was at the Doug Christie Memorial in Toronto where she was photographed between Malcolm Ross and Marc Lemire....

30 June 2016

PEGIDA Canada Hate Speech Challenge

When we last wrote about PEGIDA Canada, it was in relation to their reaction to the mass shooting that took place in Orlando. In a post discussing the tragedy, they implicated the Quran in the murders as an example of hate speech against LGBTQ. One individual, who along with others had joined the group to challenge PEGIDA Canada's bigotry, noted that the Christian Bible also contained verses that would be considered objectionable. PEGIDA Canada's response was telling in that it indicated that they didn't even know the basic tenants of their own faith, much less Islam which they claim expert knowledge of:


Even if this were true (and it isn't), the PEGIDA Canada Facebook administrator doesn't appear to realize that he or she is throwing Jews under the bus since the Torah is comprised of what Christians regard as the first five books of the Old Testament. But then, like Christians and Muslims, most Jews don't follow every single tenant of their faith either.

We should note that PEGIDA Canada later seems to have removed this thread on their page as well as kicking off those individuals who joined to challenge them. Had such a purge have occurred to PEGIDA Canada members and supporters on another Facebook page, no doubt they would be crying, "censorship!" proving that they don't understand that word as well. Since it is their site, they are free to have whomever they wish participating, just as they banned this writer when she provided evidence that active neo-Nazis were members; the neo-Nazis are still members in good standing.

One part of PEGIDA Canada's response we really failed to address though was this second part:

Secondly ,[sic]what do you consider exactly hate speech in our posts .[sic]

Well, where would they like us to start?

How about this one as a first example?


This was one of several PEGIDA Canada posts we took screenshots of that were related to the Syrian refugee crisis. And though Ron Baker wasn't referring to specific individuals when he called for the genocide of people based on their religion (where have we heard that call being made again?), we think it would be appropriate to put a human face on those he would like to murder:


It's very easy to call for the death of other human beings on line or in response to a news article. It might be harder when you put a face to those people:


Now having collected these screenshots, we decided to do just that. We would put faces to the people whom PEGIDA Canada members and supporters dehumanize and who's deaths they seem to eagerly desire:


What now follows is a little art project we decided to engage in combining the hate rhetoric of PEGIDA Canada supporters with the targets of their hatred:

28 June 2016

Former Green Party Candidate and 9/11 "Truther" Also Denies Holocaust

We would like to introduce our readers to Monika Schaefer, a three time (and perhaps four time) federal Green Party candidate in the Alberta riding of Yellowhead:





We first came across Monika Schaefer a few years back when Arthur Topham published an open letter penned by Schaefer to Green Party leader Elizabeth May regarding Schaefer's belief that the 9/11 attacks were a "false flag" operation:


Now, anyone being promoted by the likes of Topham in regards to this particular conspiracy theory is likely going to have some other suspect views. Ms. Schaefer confirmed this when she referenced, "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" as if it is a legitimate primary document rather than the plagiarized fraud it has been proven to be time and time again:

25 June 2016

Blast From The Past: Former Manitoba KKK Leader Murdered

We were recently notified that a man by the name of James Edsel Tucker was found dead in an apartment near the University of Winnipeg:

Suspect charged in Furby stabbing death
Posted: 06/24/2016 12:05 PM| Last Modified: 06/24/2016 12:38 PM | Updates

A suspect has been charged in the stabbing death of 45-year-old James Edsel Tucker on Thursday.

Tucker was discovered in a suite in the 400 block of Furby Street. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

In addition to second-degree murder, Martin Archie Flett, 22, faces several other charges.

The nature and number of other charges were not made public.

Tucker was stabbed in the upper body and sent to hospital in critical condition where he later died....

While "James Edsel" might not be familiar to our readers as he changed his name some years ago, our readers will perhaps be more familiar with the name he was born with and which he made infamous:


William (Bill) Harcus was the Grand Dragon of the Manitoba KKK, operating in Winnipeg and Gimli. He ran a 25-hour phone hotline disseminating hate propaganda which was eventually shut down. He, along with Joseph Lockhart and Theron Skryba were later prosecuted with inciting racial hatred and genocide, though the charges were stayed upon the revelation that the police officer based her testimony not on her own memory but on police wiretaps. Still, the infiltration by the Winnipeg police into the group resulted in its collapse.

Though Harcus soon disappeared, he was still a figure of some degree of reverence in the Canadian racist movement even 20 years later:


UPDATE: Stewart Bell pens a great article about Bill Harcus in today's "National Post."

22 June 2016

Suspect in Attack on Muslim Woman in London, ON Arrested

In our previous post we had mentioned that, at least at the time of publication, there had not yet been mention of the assault on a Muslim woman in London, Ontario on any of the usual sites we frequent. However we completely forgot about one and, sure enough....


III% Canada is a quasi-militia movement in Canada ideologically aligned with the American-based movement. And part of that ideological alignment is virulent Islamophobia as evidenced by the reaction of III% Canada members to the assault:




21 June 2016

June 2016 Bits and Bites: Paul Fromm, Robert Reitmeier, Tyler Sturrup, Canadians United 4 Canada, and Assault on Muslim Woman

A few things have occurred over the past few days that we figure warrant some discussion, though not necessarily stand alone posts.

First on the agenda is another example of Paulie having a bad day, which is generally a good day for most people. He was scheduled to give a speech in Victoria, however the manager contacted him to let Paulie know he was't welcome. Paulie accepted the news with the quiet dignity he is well known for:


Or he whined and claimed his free speech rights have been curtailed while presenting the event as an epic struggle for freedom of expression. I mean, either way, right?