Monday, February 19, 2018

Canadian Far-Right React to (Yet Another) Mass Shooting in the United States

This past Wednesday there was another mass shooting in the US, this time in Florida. I mean, it was a Wednesday in the United States and at this point it would almost be a surprise if there wasn't a mass shooting on a day that ends with the letter "y." I would add that to write "this time in Florida" suggests that mass shootings in Florida are unique. They are not or course. Not unique anywhere in what might be regarded as the first wealthy failed state:

A total of 17 lives lost because too many Americans love their guns more than they love their children:

The 19 year suspect whom I will endeavor not to mention by name other than in the screen shots was, by all accounts, a very violent individual with an obsession with firearms and violence. Expelled from school in part because of his violence tendencies, former class mates who have been interviewed have said that he would wear "overly patriotic" t-shirts and a MAGA baseball cap:

Though initial reports linking the alleged shooter to a Florida-based white supremacist movement proved to be untrue and was yet another alt-right effort to troll the msm, it has been discovered that he did hold racist, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, misogynistic, and homophobic views that he posted on social media:
CNN, investigating comments the shooter may have left on a now-deleted YouTube channel, was added to the private Instagram group by one of the active members in it. The responding group members, who appear to be younger than 18, have refused to confirm their identities to CNN on or off the record.
Racism was a constant theme in the chat group, which was called "Murica (American flag emoji) (eagle emoji) great" -- a name it was given by Cruz.
The hatred he and others in the group espoused met little resistance from its active members. In one part of the group chat, Cruz wrote that he hated, "jews, ni**ers, immigrants." 
He talked about killing Mexicans, keeping black people in chains and cutting their necks. The statements were not made in jest. 
There are hundreds of racist messages, racist memes and racist Instagram videos posted in the group.
Cruz said he hated black people simply because they were black; Cruz hated Jews because he believed they wanted to destroy the world.
After one member expressed hatred for gay people, Cruz agreed, saying, "Shoot them in the back of head." 
White women drew Cruz's hatred as well, specifically those in interracial relationships, whom he referred to repeatedly as traitors.
Almost immediately after the shooting, a number of far-right and alt-right groups and individuals began circulating false information about the suspect. Before any of this information came out, the alleged shooter was characterized as a Muslim, Muslim convert, a registered Democrat, and a member of "antifa." Others claimed it was a "false flag" such as those who follow Alex Jones. Photos of completely different people were claimed as the suspect even when it didn't look any bit like the alleged shooter:

Also, there is no such thing as the Laguna Beach Antifa. It is a false Twitter account.

Their Canadian counterparts have followed suit.

They've posted the wrong image:

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Anti-Muslim Hate Rally on Parliament Hill: Updates

SUMMATION: There will be additions to this article after this, however a summary of the events was provided to ARC by a journalist friend who was in attendance:
  • There were roughly 500 Islamophobe protesters to 150 counter-protesters (UPDATE: ARC has also received numbers as low as 250 and 80 for the Islamophobes and counter-protesters respectively as well as a high of 350 for the counter-protesters.... counting heads may not be the forte of any side it seems). Of the 500, approximately half appeared to have come from the contingent of Chinese-Canadians who organized the event. Some NDP delegates who were attending their national conference in Ottawa also came by to show support to the counter-protesters.
  • Both sides were separated by a wide distance. There were six arrests witnessed, three on each side. On the Islamophobe side, Proud Boy member Brandon Vaughan was arrested as was a bald man and another individual whom we don't know.
  • The groups that showed up in addition to the group of Chinese-Canadians who organized the event include La Meute and their English counterparts, Storm Alliance, Northern Guard, Canadian Combat Coalition, Suffragettes Against Silence (Lynn Redden's group), and the Proud Boys. The more militant of the groups, including the Northern Guard and some La Meute members, wore badges designating themselves as security. 
  • Individuals who appeared included someone who may have been Brandon Myles Wallingford (who was caught in the act of putting up alt-right racist flyers on a university campus recently), Nick Gallant of the Northern Guard (UPDATE: mistaken identity), former Northern Guard member Eric Brazeau, Steven Myatt, Brandon Vaughan (arrested), Proud Boy members Robert Jones and Damion Bates, Sandra Solomon, Lynn Redden, Greg Renouf, Dan Dubois, Bryan Trottier, former Storm Alliance president Dave Treggett, and the JDL's photographer who's name is unknown to me but who has attended events in the past. Also present was Brian Lilly as well as David Menzies of Rebel Media who interviewed the producer of the hate documentary "Killing Europe" Michael Hansen (also in attendance):
Word is three counter-protesters were taken into custody, though at least two were released immediately.
Three individuals involved in the hate protest were arrested, including Brandon Vaughan

Brandon Wallingford, Brandon Vaughan, and Damion Bates

ARC will update this page as information is both gathered and received. Prior to the protest on February 17, one of the CDN Wolfpack moderators posted the following which contains a rather interesting statement:

A sponsor, eh? That is a rather interesting claim.

Yesterday ARC and one of ARC's friends engaged in a discussion with CDN Wolfpack head Bryan Trottier (who's Twitter handle seems to honor the murderer of a Greek anti-fascist) who along with others in La Meute plan on participating. We asked if the Canadian Combat Coalition and III% militia-types would be welcomed to attend:

For clarity, ARC asked again:

I'm just going to say that Trottier might consider letting the CCC they aren't welcome because they plan on coming as well as Quebec La Meute members that they aren't supposed to be friends with CCC because someone appears to have missed the memo:

Also a bit awkward:

And regarding those small number of Chinese-Canadian protesters, there is an increasing sense that this apparent outrage might be just a bit of a political astroturf campaign:

We also have a good idea where the contingent from La Meute is meeting up before they proceed to Parliament Hill:
As of 1:00 Ontario time, Myatt claims that 200 people have assembled at the parking lot, though the photo he provides doesn't suggest that large a number (there may be other groups not pictured):

Middle-age Proud Boy Robert "Arrested Development" Jones provides these photos of some of the participants and their escorts:

There also appears to have been a verbal confrontation between those participating in the hate protest and those who came out to oppose them. Tweets are not embedding properly so I will simply post the links for now:
We also have word of our first arrests, including a member of the Proud Boys is being cuffed as I write this:
The Proud Boy member who was arrested has been confirmed to be Brandon Vaughan, a friend of Steven Myatt.

Vaughan had posted a video after his arrest and subsequent release:

At approximately 1:45 pm the La Meute group Myatt was with began proceeding to Parliament Hill:

Storm Alliance vice president Colin Oleary posted another video at the same time indicating a large group of La Meute and Storm Alliance members as well as another group of Chinese-Canadians were marching to the staging point. It isn't 100% certain if this is the same group Myatt is with, though it seems likely:

Robert Jones has also been very helpful in providing photographs of the people attending as well as estimating the numbers in their group. Including the Chinese-Canadian contingent, it looks to be in the area of 500 or so, give or take 50. Last time ARC looked the counter-protesters were around 150 and this number seems to be unchanged:
Myatt of course has claimed the number is in the range of 600 people which seems less likely given the source:

Still, for all their effort, not an especially good show for the Islamophobes especially with their numbers bolstered by the anti-Muslim Chinese-Canadian group considering the numbers they claimed would be attending and that they had to pull individuals to attend from across the country:


Just received confirmation that Northern Guard members are in attendance providing, "security":
Also Dave Tregget decided to make an appearance:

And as Dan Dubois and members of his Canadian Combat Coalition are also present, it would appear that they were not quite as banned from attending as CDN Wolfpack leader Bryan Trottier had suggested.

David Menzies of Rebel Media seen talking to some La Meute and Storm Alliance members:

Dubois spills the beans on the true agenda here:

Dubois finishes off the video by throwing around the "shit hole countries" comment and longing for a Trump-like leader for Canada as well as demanding Trudeau resign as leader because roughly 500 malcontents don't like him:

That pretty much completes ARC's coverage of the day's events in Ottawa. If there's anything else that comes up I'll update as appropriate.

Postscript: MSM has reported on the event.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Yet MORE Far-Right "Patriot" Infighting: Sandra Solomon, Ryan Dean, and Sons of Odin

It has been a while since ARC has spoken about Sandra Solomon, or whatever name she's going with now on her multiple Facebook profiles. She was at an event in Ottawa on Parliament Hill this past week and will likely be at the anti-Muslim rally on Sunday tomorrow.

She is also doing all she can to cause an international incident including pissing off both Palestinians and Israelis which takes some real talent:

Her self-serving behavior continues to alienate her fellow Islamophobes:

We're also continuing to see Ryan Dean act like.... well.... Ryan Dean. Evidently he thinks the last article detailing both his upcoming sentencing hearing for domestic violence and his continued temper tantrum directed at the other Islamophobes who kicked him out of the group he founded was some sort of gotcha moment:

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Anti-Muslim Protest Planned For Parliament Hill on February 18; Numbers Attending In Question

For the past one and a half weeks, the Islamophobes ARC keeps an eye on have been promoting an anti-Muslim rally scheduled for February 18 in Ottawa on Parliament Hill being organized by a small group of Chinese-Canadians who continue to feel aggrieved due to what thankfully turned out to be a false crime. For example, middle-age Proud Boy member Robert "Arrested Development" Jones has pushing the event on a number of sites including his own profile:

As he has evidently arrived in Ottawa on Wednesday, it certainly seems clear that he'll be attending as will other members of the Proud Boys (probably many of the usual suspects). Also in attendance will be the Jewish Defence League, likely be some Northern Guard members (particularly locals like Myatt and Massaad), Canadian Combat Coalition members, and a smattering of Threepers. Individuals like Georges Hallak and Ronny Cameron may also make an appearance.

Also showing up are the boys with La Meute, though at first the English-Canada chapter didn't wish to be overtly formally associated with it:

However when the Quebec chapter decided to formally endorse it, the CDN Wolfpack did so as well:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ryan Dean: Sentencing Scheduled for April 16

ARC has learned a bit more about Ryan Dean's conviction for assaulting his former partner as well as the allegations concerning another assault against a woman. Sentencing in the first case is scheduled for April 16, though he is waiting to have a pre-sentence report. ARC also learned that Dean had a second court date on February 1. His second assault ended up taking a peace bond in an effort to simply be rid of him and it doesn't look like the second case will go to trial unless Dean does something especially stupid.... and given this is Ryan Dyan that might not be so far fetched.

The boy does seem to have some difficulties with anger management and impulse control, that's for certain:

In the meantime, Dean has continued his attacks against current members of the Canadian Combat Coalition, the group he founded and lead but was rather unceremoniously dumped because he is (1) an asshole and (b) allegedly skimming donations off the top:

Dean has also expanded the circle of groups and individuals he feels have wronged him in some way. Of course he continues to have a beef against the CCC and we had learned he wasn't fond of the Soldiers of Odin or Storm Alliance who he suggested should be subservient to him and his group.... whatever he decides to name "his group" on that particular day:

In addition to these groups, he now seems to have a beef with the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam which used to be Walmart to his MacDonalds (this was a REAL comparison Joey Deluca had made as a compliment because of course he did).

First Jesse Wielenga, who now claims to be back in the movement after briefly stepping out, made a misogynistic comment about women which Dean replied to:

I might be inclined to almost agree with Dean if it wasn't for the MASSIVE case of throwing rocks in glass houses that he exhibits here considering he will soon be sentenced for his domestic abuse conviction.

He has also been quite critical of Joey Deluca's efforts:

Oh, now The Clann is the leading activist club in Canada apparently. Well if posting poorly designed memes on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter is activism, he may have a point.

Then again Dean also continues to change the name of his group more often than he changes his tighty whities.

Gone is The Clann it appears. In it's place....