American Terrorists

Donald Trump, who supported the insurrection at the Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021, must be investigated and prosecuted.

By Imran Jan | February 2021

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On January 6, 2021, the world witnessed the most organic form of terrorism in the world. It was organic because it was not fuelled by any indoctrination effort from outside the U.S. No foreign funding came in the country to indoctrinate the people and lead them towards violence in order to achieve their political and religious objectives. It was homegrown raw terrorism committed, not by ISIS or Al Qaeda, but by the very Americans who consider themselves as purer Americans than others. These men and women were not driven to commit terrorism by some online recruiter working for ISIS or by the sermons of some religious cult leader. Rather, they were fed an immense amount of lies by their own president whom they had elected 4 years ago. That is the real reason why it should be called domestic terrorism.

The call to violence was issued, not from a cave in Tora Bora but from inside the United States. There was no turbaned man with a raw beard but a con artist with raw hair. President Trump in a speech egged on his cult followers by calling them to create mayhem. Trump said, “We are going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women and we are probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them — because you will never take back our country with weakness.”

Well, the physical strength was shown by the mob in a manner that brought down the moral standing of America tremendously. Trump had always advocated that America would be respected more because of his presidency. America lost respect even its own eyes. The mob displayed weakness, not strength. The breaking of the windows represented the breaking of the norms of decency that have defined the American democratic transition.

Just as the Jihadists believe that the West is out to fight against Islam, the terrorist mob also genuinely believed that the deep state in Washington DC stole the election from Donald Trump. Their anger was directed at an injustice that is only a figment of their imagination. However, the lie does not change the truth. Despite the disgrace that Trump found himself in, the ugly truth was that over 70 million Americans voted for him.

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