Portland Prayer Group Attacked By Antifa

Portland Prayer Group Attacked By Antifa

Portland Prayer Group Attacked By Antifa

On Saturday, August 7, 2021, the Portland area chapter of Antifa attacked a prayer group let by Calgary Pastor Artur Pawlowski. It’s not the first time Antifa has attacked a prayer group in that city. The question is: How do you get attacked by an idea?

Back in 2019, an active-performer, Tae Phoenix, wrote a Newsweek Op-Ed positing that Golden Retrievers are scarier than Antifa. Our Kim wrote a post on that, which you can read it here. Joe Biden and FBI Director Christopher Wray have informed us that Antifa is no more than an idea or ideology. Ideas and ideologies don’t have tactical gear.

As of last June, the Antifa riots have cost Portland about $23 million in damages and lost revenue. Many people were injured, at least one person was killed, and the utterly useless Mayor, Ted Wheeler, was tear-gassed by Federal agents. In 2020, the Portland city council voted to defund the police by $15 million. I have heard that Portland is beautiful. No one has enough money to pay me to move there. Violence, destruction of property and feckless leaders who don’t care about their constituents. Oh boy, sign me up. Sarc.

Oooh, I forgot one. Antifa will attack you if you pray in public. The featured image at the top of this post is from a 2017 peaceful protest planned by Patriot Prayer. Antifa attacked the group because, as we have learned, any Christian group that supports President Donald Trump is a far-right hate group. And, Antifa is just an idea.

Saturday’s prayer group was organized around Calgary, Alberta, Canada Pastor Artur Pawlowski. Pawlowski is most famous for being arrested at his home church in Calgary for holding an “illegal, in person gathering”:

First, the viral video of Polish-Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski made it rounds on news outlets and internet screens for his yelling at police to leave the church’s property. Then he called them “Nazis” during his church’s recent Easter service. Since then, he hasn’t been able to keep himself out of the news or watchful eye of the authorities.

This weekend was no different when both he and his brother Dawid Pawlowski were arrested and charged with “organizing an illegal in-person gathering,” according to a Calgary police statement. “Including requesting, inciting or inviting others to attend an illegal public gathering, promoting and attending an illegal public gathering,” the statement also read.

One might think that that idea group Antifa would be on his side. One would be quite wrong in this bizarre world of ours. Pastor Pawlowski has been speaking all over the United States for the last couple months. Saturday was his day in Portland.

This is what it looked like:

What I saw was Antifa, the idea in tactical gear, showing up to throw things at young people, try to destroy audio equipment and grab a microphone to announce, “All cops are bastards in Jesus’ name.” This is how the Portland Tribune reported the event:

Posters on social media had advertised a gathering led by Pastor Artur Pawlowski at noon near the Battleship Oregon Memorial off Southwest Naito Parkway — but the first confrontation began closer to the Salmon Street Springs.

Dozens of black-clad counter-protesters pushed into the right-wing band, hurling smoke grenades and appearing to dismantle part of the public address system, spurring Portland Police Bureau squad cars onto the grass under the mid-day sun. The right-wing group marched to their announced gathering point in response.

“Antifa had threatened to beat people up and do what they do — and then they showed up and did it,” an attendee from the right-wing side said. “The police were not even far from there and they were laughing in their vehicles and doing their thing. It’s probably hard to care as an officer in a place where they take away all your funding.”

I saw Antifa in tactical gear and the reporter saw “black-clad counter-protesters”. Not violent left-wing thugs. The reporter even described the band as right-wing. Antifa wasn’t done yet:

Wheelchair guy, Dustin Brandon Ferreira, sounds like a dangerous fellow:

Antifa, the idea, has been terrorizing people for about a decade. I think the Occupy Wall Street kids bought tactical gear and got better housing.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley are looking for white supremacists in the uniformed services. The January 6 rioters languish in the Graybar Hotel. Antifa terrorizes prayer groups, but they are just an idea so it’s all good.

Better get your heads on straight, America.

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