A Canadian Pastor who escaped communism in Poland has been arrested for holding church services during a coronavirus lockdown in Calgary, Canada.
Earlier this month, the Muslim mayor of Calgary Naheed Nenshi called for ramping up punishments for “flagrant” coronavirus lockdown measures. “You know, these real flagrant violators – Pastor Coates sat in jail for a month – so what do we have to do to make sure we are going after these real flagrant violators?,” he asked.
A video posted on Facebook on May 8th by Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s son (also see below) shows the Pastor dragged out of his car and arrested on a highway in Calgary.
Meanwhile, a citizen filmed the outside of the Calgary Islamic Center yesterday, which had cars lined up the street. The citizen journalist told RAIR Foundation USA that he took the video because he “knew they [police officers] are not enforcing the lockdowns on some groups, while persecuting others.”
Another citizen tweeted a similar video. “This is what happens when you show the blatant double standards for enforcement of the Lockdowns,” he said. “We imprison Christian Pastors while Imam’s are free to gather for #Ramadan,” he continued.
Pastor Artur Pawlowski gained international attention last month for expelling officials from his church, in a video that went viral.
Pastor Pawlowski has been warning Canadians about encroaching communism for years, as reported at RAIR Foundation USA almost a year ago.
The brave Pastor, who grew up in Poland behind the Iron Curtain and escaped communism, compares the actions of the Calgary police to that of the Soviets and nazi Germany. During Pawlowski’s childhood, pastors and priests were arrested, and some were murdered. Many were tortured. Pawlowski warns he sees a repetition of history taking place.
Ezra Levant of Rebel News was at Pastor Pawlowski’s service before today’s arrest. He confirmed that Christian churches are being targeted while other religious services are free to worship in peace.
Watch arrest video:
Watch the video of Pastor expelling police from his church:
In contrast, see a Call to Prayer (Aadan) by a Calgary Muslim police officer in uniform during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan last month.