1 March 2017

So, What Was in the News Today?

Here are a few stories that we came across.

See if you could spot the theme.

And....
The last one is interesting in that the name echos that of the Council of Conservative Citizens, an infamous racist organization who's message inspired the murderer of nine men and women in Charleston, NC.

Our friend Paulie is leader in the hate group, making him the most northern Southerner in a movement that really wishes the Confederacy won the war.

On that note though, it doesn't seem that the Council of Conservative Canadian Citizens of Canada has any links to the CoCC in the United States, and we're uncertain if such a group actually exists in this country. This sentiment is echoed by the Southern Poverty Law Center:
Group threatening Concordia Muslim students has no ties to U.S. supremacist group, experts say 
Council of Conservative Citizens in U.S. says it’s never heard of Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada
CBC News Posted: Mar 01, 2017 8:01 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 01, 2017 8:01 PM ET 
The Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada (C4), the group that purportedly wrote a threatening letter against Muslim students at Concordia University in Montreal, has no links to an American white supremacist group with a similar name, according to experts
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CBC also reached out to an expert from the Southern Poverty Law Centre in the U.S., a civil rights organization that tracks hate groups. 
Mark Potok, senior fellow at the group, has been writing about the Council of Conservative Citizens for years. 
Potok said he's virtually certain the group has no links to the American group. 
"I have never heard of the Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada. It basically doesn't exist on the internet. You do a site search of the Council of Conservative Citizens [U.S.] website and there is no mention of it. So I think this is some kind of freelance operation," he said.
Paulie was also interviewed:
"That's not us. That type of behaviour is utterly counterproductive," said Paul Fromm, a Canadian spokesperson for the Council of Conservative Citizens. 
The group describes itself as wanting to "preserve North America for the European founding settler people," and is "strongly opposed to massive Third World immigration." 
"We don't support violence or threats of violence, which is what this sounds to be."
Wait. What? Let's rewind here a bit:
"We don't support violence or threats of violence, which is what this sounds to be."

In any case, Paulie has his own theory concerning the threat:


Surprised?

Yeah, me neither.