Canadian pastor Artur Pawlowski spoke about his newest arrest on Wednesday’s “Ingraham Angle” and reiterated a previous warning to Americans: totalitarianism is rearing its ugly head within the West. 

“Pawlowski went viral when he protested Canada’s insane COVID mandates. And now authorities are arresting him again,” host Laura Ingraham mentioned. The pastor was arrested by Canada Border Services Agency when he returned to his residence nation and was charged with “failure to wear a mask.” 

“I came to the United States with a simple warning,” the pastor advised Ingraham about his current journey overseas. 

“You’re next,” he mentioned. “If they came for me, be sure of it, they’re coming for you as well.”

He known as the people who arrested him “masked gangsters,” that he “couldn’t even consider them officers of the law.”


Pawlowski, head of Calgary’s Street Church in Alberta, Canada, first gained worldwide consideration when he confronted native inspectors on Easter after he mentioned they entered his church with no warrant. The inspectors have been there to make sure the church was abiding by COVID-19 guidelines, which known as for an indoor most capability of 15%, social distancing, and mask-wearing.

“Get out of this property,” he shouted to the police through the confrontation. The pastor proceeded to name the police “Nazis” and “Gestapo,” referring to Nazi Germany’s secret state police. “Nazis are not welcome here,” he shouted once more. 

Pawlowski advised Fox News in April he was raised below Soviet communism in Poland. “It was a disaster,” he mentioned about his childhood. “Police officers could break into your house five in the morning, they could beat you up, torture, they could arrest you for no matter what reason they would come up with … So, it was like a flashback when those police officers showed up at my church. Everything kind of came back to life from my childhood, and the only thing I could do is to fend off the wolves as a shepherd … We as lions should never bow before the hyenas, and that’s what they’re right now.”

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“You came to freedom,” Ingraham mentioned concerning the pastor’s journey to Canada. “This is feeling very Soviet to me,” including that the method was incremental. 

The pastor responded that he believed “What they’re doing today is identical to what I remember growing up.”

Pawlowski was arrested in May for “organizing an illegal in-person gathering” after court-imposed restrictions. “The service organizer acknowledged the injunction, but chose to ignore requirements for social distancing, mask-wearing and reduced capacity limits for attendees, and continued with the event,” police mentioned. 

The pastor claimed he was dealing with as much as 4 years of jail for the costs, and presumably extra.

“I was handcuffed like a common criminal, like a terrorist,” he mentioned. “They wanted to break me. They wanted to show the whole world ‘You see what we do to those who dare to speak against our tyranny? If you will follow … you’re next.'”