Extremists

Riot Committee Seeks Phone Records Of Oath Keepers

Politico reports: Two Florida-based members of the Oath Keepers facing conspiracy charges for breaching the Capitol are suing the Jan. 6 committee to block a subpoena for their personal phone records. Kelly and Connie Meggs, two of 19 defendants in the most sprawling case to emerge from the mob attack on the Capitol, say they were notified of the subpoena …

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Anti-LGBT COVID-Denying Canadian Pastor Arrested Again After Harassing Health Official, Calls Cops “Nazis”

The CBC reports: A Calgary-based street pastor and his brother — both known for being pandemic-denying and anti-mask — have been released on bail following their arrest after a protest outside the health minister’s house, their lawyer confirmed Sunday. Calgary police say there was a protest in northwest Calgary Saturday afternoon, with about 50 people in attendance, and two had …

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Facebook Again Jails QAnon Rep For COVID Lies

In case you missed yesterday’s news: Twitter suspended a personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., for “repeated violations” of its Covid misinformation policy, the company said Sunday. “Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth,” Greene said. “That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies.” Five or …

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Trump Endorses Hungarian Authoritarian Viktor Orban

The Washington Post reports: Former president Donald Trump made an unusual endorsement in a foreign election on Monday, offering his “Complete support” for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a right-wing populist leader accused of undermining the country’s democracy and moving toward autocracy during more than a decade in power. Six opposition parties have coalesced around Hungarian opposition leader Peter Marki-Zay …

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Twitter Permanently Bans QAnon Rep For COVID Lies

The Insider reports: Twitter has reportedly suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account for spreading COVID-19 misinformation. “We permanently suspended Marjorie Taylor Greene for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” Twitter said in a statement, according to CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan. “We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated …

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Anti-Vax Group Behind Arson In Australian Capital

The Guardian reports: Leaders of a group of protesters who set fire to the facade of Old Parliament House in Canberra are closely linked to a complex network of anti-vaccination and conspiracy groups which have been accused of spreading misinformation in Indigenous communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The fire, which broke out during a protest at the entrance to the …

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Heavily Armed Anti-Vax Man Harasses State Officials

The Daily Beast reports: Anti-COVID-19 vaccine “Vaccine Police” organization leader Christopher Key, who has proudly claimed he would soon arrest Democrat Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards over vaccine mandates, has set off on a cross-country road trip with a fake badge and high capacity firearms. In a series of Telegram messages posted over the past week, Key has visited countless …

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QAnon Rep Claims Doctors Won’t Treat The Unvaxxed

Raw Story reports: The latest rant from Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is causing a stir as she rants about the entirety of American democracy being brought down by COVID testing. Greene implied that the entire virus at this point was just part of a conspiracy to make pharmaceutical companies money. If that was true, people probably wouldn’t have been dying …

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UK Anti-Vax Militants Train For Mass Violence [VIDEO]

The Daily Mail reports: Thousands of anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists have joined a group on social media that threatens ‘direct action’ and promotes combat training and mixed martial art sessions. Alpha Men Assemble, an online collective with more than 2,800 followers, has planned meetings to practice ‘training and strategy tactics’ in London and Lanarkshire. At its most recent meet, close to …

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QAnon Rep Wants “National Divorce” From Blue States

Mediaite reports: On Tuesday a fellow at the Claremont Institute, a far right guano factory that calls itself a “think tank,” tweeted, “Libs are a cancer. They are the absolute worst people in this country.” He followed that up by saying that liberals who move from blue states to red states should be disenfranchised for a time. On Wednesday morning, …

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Jones Threatens To “Dish Dirt” On “Pathetic” Trump

The Daily Beast reports: Alex Jones is threatening to “dish all the dirt” on Donald Trump to get back at the ex-president over his endorsement of the COVID-19 vaccine. “Ya, we all wish Trump would do the right thing,” Jones said on his Wednesday afternoon InfoWars program, before urging his listeners to “move on” from Trump due to his glowing …

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Anti-Vax Mob Trashes UK Testing Center, Steals Tests

The Guardian reports: Confused anti-vaccine protesters entered a test and trace centre in Milton Keynes on Wednesday, appearing to believe it was a coronavirus vaccine centre, where they were filmed shouting abuse at staff and appearing to steal equipment. Video shared on social media showed the group of several dozen activists, led by former UKIP candidate Jeff Wyatt, walking through …

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Denver Mass Shooter Identified As Far-Right Extremist

Denver’s Fox News affiliate reports: Investigators have identified the man who killed five people during a shooting spree in Denver and Lakewood Monday night. Lyndon McLeod, 47, was killed by police at the Belmar shopping center in Lakewood after he carried out shootings in at least six locations. Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen said McLeod had been on law enforcement …

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Man Gets Life Plus 30 Years In CA Synagogue Shooting

From the Justice Department: John T. Earnest, a Rancho Penasquitos man who entered the Chabad of Poway on April 27, 2019, opened fire and killed one woman, injured three others, and attempted to kill 50 others, was sentenced in federal court today to life plus 30 years in prison for his crimes. Earnest previously pleaded guilty to a 113-count indictment …

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Judge Won’t Dismiss Charges For Proud Boys Leaders

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss an indictment charging four alleged leaders of the far-right Proud Boys with conspiring to attack the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral victory. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly rejected defense attorneys’ arguments that the four men — Ethan Nordean, Joseph Biggs, Zachary Rehl …

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REPORT: Alex Jones’ Wife Struck Him “Over 20 Times”

The Daily Beast reports: Alex Jones’ wife Erika Wulff Jones allegedly struck the far-right conspiracy theorist “over 20 times” and threatened to hit him in the head with a stone ball, causing him to “fear for his life,” according to police documents reviewed by The Daily Beast. Wulff Jones was arrested on a domestic violence charge for that Friday night …

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Proud Boy Named In James O’Keefe Search Warrant

The Daily Beast reports: A Justice Department investigation into conservative operative James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas group includes a review of O’Keefe’s ties to a member of the far-right Proud Boys, according to a federal search warrant. On Nov. 6, FBI agents carried out an early-morning raid on O’Keefe’s home. The search came as part of a year-long investigation …

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QAnon Rep Attacks Kwanzaa As A “Fake Religion”

The New York Daily News reports: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has denounced Kwanzaa as a “fake religion” just as millions of Black people start to celebrate the weeklong holiday. The far-right Georgia lawmaker berated the national College Republicans for “pandering and BS” after the GOP group tweeted a seemingly innocuous happy holiday message. She was apparently deriding Kwanzaa founder Prof. …

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Dem Rep Reveals More Death Threats From Cultists

Salon reports: With CNN host Dana Bash warning the audience about what was to follow, her producers play the audio where an unidentified man called the member of Congress a multitude of obscene names before stating, “I hope your family dies in front of you. I pray to God, if you got any children, they die in your face.” As …

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Riot Suspect Seeks Permission For Online Hookups

The Insider reports: Thomas Sibick of Buffalo, New York was charged with assaulting a police officer and robbery, among other charges in connection to the January 6 insurrection. A judge previously released him from jail to await his trial in home confinement with his parents, specifying that he cannot use social media. On Christmas, Sibick’s attorney filed a motion asking …

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