Because our media establishment is total garbage, you probably haven't heard about this:
Yes, 48 churches in Canada have either been vandalized or set on fire in just TWO MONTHS.
Here's one of them:
From the article by Jon Gabriel of Ricochet:
Though barely mentioned in US media, 48 Christian churches in Canada have been vandalized or burned down in the past two months. The latest occurred Monday, when the St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Surrey, British Colombia, was destroyed by fire.
Some people have been putting together lists of all the attacks to try to keep track of them all:
Five recent churches set on fire in British Columbia seems to be connected to the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at boarding schools set up in 1874 for native tribes.
The schools were instituted in 1874 as an effort to assimilate native tribes in language, religion, and culture. First Nations children were removed from their families and often moved great distances into the boarding schools. The program officially ended in 1969.
No evidence has shown if the deaths came from natural causes or intentional abuse but most of the Canadian press has presumed the latter. Since the Catholic Church ran 70 percent of these schools, it has borne most of the current backlash. But it didn't take long for arsonists and vandals to attack churches far from First Nations reserves and unrelated to Catholicism.
Some of the churches burned have been Coptic Orthodox buildings of Egyptian Christians who fled persecution in the 1960s and had no connection to the schools.
Nevertheless, Canadian leftists shrugged off the attack and made excuses for the Klan-style church burnings.
After the first arsons, Executive Director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association Harsha Walia tweeted "burn it all down." She was forced to resign last weekend. Justin Trudeau's former top advisor, Gerald Butts, defended Walia, tweeting that the burning of churches may not be "cool," but is certainly "understandable."
Supreme Emperor Justin Trudeau said it was "unacceptable" that churches were being burned down, but added that "the anger is real." He even threw in the woke platitudes of "intergenerational trauma" and "institutional racism" for good measure.
I wonder how he would respond to the Native American Christians who have had at least 5 of their own churches torched:
"There have been many funerals and weddings at that church. The church was around 100 years old," said Native American community member Rose Holmes of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Hedley. "So many memories from that church and [it] was taken away by vandalism. I am Indigenous, and this upsets me, because it does hurt our elders seeing these historic buildings being taken away. This isn't justice for what's happened to our people. This is stupidity by some individuals!"
Or others, like Polish immigrants who fled the Nazis and Communists:
It's good to have an investigation into the graves, uncover any crimes committed, let the truth come into the light, and see both the good and bad of history as it is.
That being said, the violent arsonists and vandals burning down these churches aren't even the ones who would have been the victims of any alleged crime.
Unlike the Liberal government, First Nations leaders rushed to denounce the crimes. "To burn things is not our way," said Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. "Our way is to build relationships and come together."
Instead, it's white acolytes of Wokeism that have apparently taken up the violent cause:
Much of the arson appears linked to white progressives rather than indigenous people, unsurprisingly. Last week, a heavyset white woman was caught on camera attempting to set St. George Coptic Orthodox Church ablaze. Police are now seeking to identify her.
Here's video of that incident, which completely destroyed the church building:
And the aftermath:
Part of me can't blame this criminal. After all, as Woke Prophet Ibram X. Kendi said, the only way for practitioners of the woke religion to make up for past wrongs is to commit future wrongs!
"The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination."