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Malcolm Nance on threat of domestic extremism and political violence

Malcolm Nance joins Washington Post Live on Tuesday, July 19. (Video: The Washington Post)
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The Jan 6. attack on the U.S. Capitol underlined the rising threat of political violence and domestic extremism in the United States. Join Washington Post Live for a conversation with counterterrorism expert and best-selling author Malcolm Nance about his new book “They Want to Kill Americans.”

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Highlights

“We’ve not learned very much more about them other than the fact that we know who they are now, we know the individual players, the perpetrators. But many of them were known before, it’s just the news media didn’t understand the context in which they were forming these groups. The Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers, the Three Percent Militia and an entirely new wing of what I call, ‘The Trump Insurgency in the United States’ or acronym ‘T.I.T.U.S.’ which was the Republican Party itself, is now an insurgent party that wants nothing to do with governing. But merely operates in order to keep the pressure on to take power at some future date and then of course, stop relinquishing power.”- Malcolm Nance (Video: Washington Post Live)
“It’s just absolutely the height of hypocrisy to believe that other peoples in this world have radicalization pathways that Americans are immune to. We are not immune to them. All of the philosophies, behaviors and activities we see with Donald Trump have occurred at other times in American history. Antisemitism is not new. White supremacy and white nationalism, in the United States, is definitely not new…What we've seen is a president of the United States that has harnessed all of the worst demons of the white supremacist cause in America since 1860.”- Malcolm Nance (Video: Washington Post Live)

Malcolm Nance

Counterterrorism Expert

Author, “They Want to Kill Americans”


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