MSM Starting to Pay Attention to Anti-Muslim/Anti-Government Groups and Individuals


mentalfloss
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Time to start cracking down.

MSM Starting to Pay Attention to Anti-Muslim/Anti-Government Groups and Individuals

In some ways this should cause us some degree of optimism. PEGIDA Canada's coming out party in Toronto was tiny and dwarfed by a much larger contingency of anti-fascists and progressives who opposed them (thus earning "antifa" the antipathy of PEGIDA Canada from that point on). Their subsequent two "flash" demonstrations have been pathetically small and even by their own accounts opposed by most of the people who came across them. Still, the violent rhetoric of groups like PEGIDA Canada and other similar anti-Muslim, anti-refugee, and anti-government groups is still of concern because of their online support. In the case of PEGIDA Canada at the time of the writing of this article the group has been "liked" by a little over 10,000 individuals:

That number, 10,135, may include people such as ourselves who are monitoring the group as well as some who were merely curious. It may also include individuals who are concerned about the refugee crisis but who don't actually look at the group page and are unaware of the toxicity of the rhetoric of PEGIDA as well as those who actively support it, though we are perhaps being kind. However, even the in the best case scenario, this number indicates that there are a number of people who may be and already have been radicalized by PEGIDA Canada's (and like-minded movements) message.

Yes, radicalized.

We understand that this term has been used almost exclusively when referring to Muslims radicalized by extremist interpretations of Islam, but it hold true for the individuals who have been fed a steady diet of fear and loathing directed at Muslims, be they Canadian born, immigrants, refugees, or Muslims living outside the country as well. They have been convinced to distrust any contrary information that does not conform to their pre-existing prejudices and those prejudices have been reinforced in an echo chamber that demonizes and dehumanizes Muslims and/or any who doesn't view Muslims with hatred. Once this happens, anything is justified as evidenced by some of the screen shots we've taken from PEGIDA Canada's Facebook page over the past number of months:

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: MSM Starting to Pay Attention to Anti-Muslim/Anti-Government Groups and Individuals
Last edited by mentalfloss; Jan 23rd, 2016 at 06:29 PM..
 
B00Mer
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yawn... nobody cares.

You an SelfLame should get a room Flossy.
 
mentalfloss
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Better watch out.

You're next.
 
B00Mer
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Bring it on...

Need to stop those Rapefugees from invading Canada.
 
mentalfloss
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So you're admitting you're a crazy psychopath.

Good to know.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

So you're admitting you're a crazy psychopath.

Good to know.

Nope, just a short temper and have no issue in making my point crystal clear.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

yawn... nobody cares.

You an SelfLame should get a room Flossy.



Then why are you relying?
 
B00Mer
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Then why are you relying?

Why I'm I replying?? Fixed it for ya.

Bord and a little buzzed from booz.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Why I'm I replying?? Fixed it for ya.

Bord and a little buzzed from booz.

Bored. Fixed it for you. Oops there's another: booze
 
B00Mer
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Bored. Fixed it for you. Oops there's another: booze

I'm drunk, leave me alone.

Lucky I can see straight, frig the spelling..
 
Johnnny
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taxslave
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Didn't work I can still see his post.
 
Rick A
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You should have learned a lesson a few days ago, "Freedom of Speech is King or Queen and t will be defended by people like me. Go on test.
 
B00Mer
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Oh what a headache this morning 5:00AM ... Need water.

Way to much booze yesterday, geeez Murphy.
 
Rick A
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Mentalfloss You are a liberal extremist. Its one thing to be over the board pro-immigrant but to combine that with such hateful comments about people who oppose your concept defines you. There are people dying on the cold wet streets of our country because they are hungry, in need of mental health and homeless. My question to you is this, are they less deserving of our attention? The people from these war torn countries can't escape blame for their predicaments. The homeless people on our street are powerless to change their situations. This is where we should be focusing our attention and money.

Time to start cracking down?
And how do you think this cracking down should take place? Terminate free speech. Send in the riot police? Put CSIS onto them? YOu sure sound scary.
 
JLM
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Does anyone know Justin's email address?
 

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