Ontario Has Way Too Many Neo-Nazis

Ontario Has Way Too Many Neo-Nazis

Tropical Sunset, Mike Gagnon, 2020. Copyright Mike Gagnon 2024. 

In recent years, Ontario, Canada, has become a focal point for various extremist groups, ranging from religious sects accused of manipulation to ideologically motivated violent extremist entities. These groups have sparked controversy, raised concerns about public safety, and prompted scrutiny from law enforcement and community organizations. Let's delve into the details of some of these groups, their ideologies, activities, and the impact they have had on society.

Third Day Worship Centre: Allegations of Manipulation and Control

One of the groups that have come under scrutiny in Ontario is the Third Day Worship Centre, located in Kingston. Led by Apostle Francis Armstrong, this church has faced allegations from former members of manipulation and control. Known for its spirited sermons and emphasis on spiritual gifts, such as speaking in tongues and prophecy, the church's practices have drawn both followers and critics.

Former members have described an environment of fear and control within the church, where individuals felt pressured to stay and feared divine retribution if they left. Despite these allegations, church leaders have denied any wrongdoing, maintaining that their practices are rooted in their religious beliefs.

The Aryan Strikeforce: A Neo-Nazi Presence in Canada

Originating from the United Kingdom, the Aryan Strikeforce has made its presence known in Canada, advocating for white supremacy and racial purity. Led by a decentralized leadership structure, the group promotes violent ideologies, viewing violence as a means to incite a race war and eradicate racialized minorities.

Members of the Aryan Strikeforce have been involved in various criminal activities, including bomb-making and chemical weapons production. Their designation as a terrorist organization reflects the seriousness of their activities and their commitment to extremist ideologies.

The Three Percenters: Militant Anti-Government Sentiments

Named after the false belief that only three percent of American colonists fought against the British during the American Revolution, the Three Percenters have gained attention for their extreme right-wing beliefs and anti-government sentiments. Operating in a decentralized manner, the group attracts former military and law enforcement personnel, aligning with their militaristic approach.

Linked to bomb plots and assaults at protests, the Three Percenters have faced legal repercussions for their involvement in violent acts. Their activities raise concerns about public safety and the potential for further violence in Ontario and beyond.

Blood and Honour and Combat 18: Neo-Nazi Networks

Blood and Honour, along with its armed branch Combat 18, form an international neo-Nazi network that promotes white supremacist ideologies. While specific details about their leadership in Ontario are less clear, their presence in Canada has raised alarms about organized hate crimes and violent attacks.

Both groups have been designated as terrorist entities in Canada due to their involvement in extremist activities and promotion of violent ideologies. Their actions highlight the ongoing threat posed by neo-Nazi networks and the need for vigilance in combating extremism.

In conclusion, Ontario has become a battleground for various extremist groups, from religious sects accused of manipulation to violent neo-Nazi networks. These groups represent a spectrum of ideologies and activities, but they all share a common thread of posing a threat to public safety and social cohesion. By raising awareness and taking proactive measures, we can work towards addressing extremism and fostering a more inclusive and resilient society in Ontario and beyond.

Thanks for reading,

Mike

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