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The hashtag #IchbinAntifa began trending on Twitter in Germany on Sunday after US President Donald Trump said he was considering labeling the group a terrorist organization.
"If Antifa is finally classified as a terrorist organization in this country as well, then the currently popular hashtag 'I am Antifa' offers up a very rich pool of investigative leads in the fight against terrorism," AfD parliamentarian Jürgen Braun wrote on Twitter.
The Anti-Defamation League, a leading Jewish group in the United States focused on hate crimes, describes Antifa as "a loose collection of groups, networks and individuals who believe in active, aggressive opposition to far right-wing movements."
On Saturday, the US president said that the new classification “would make it easier for police to do their jobs,” and dubbed the anti-fascist group “gutless radical left wack jobs.”
As Portland, Oregon, braced for dueling protests between right-wing extremists and the anti-fascists who have vowed to confront them on Saturday, President Donald Trump threw gasoline on the fire, threatening that the far-left demonstrators could be labeled terrorists.
“Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ‘ORGANIZATION OF TERROR,’” he tweeted, adding that the city “is being watched very closely” and telling Mayor Ted Wheeler to “properly do his job.”
The video showing Quillette reporter being Andy Ngo savagely attacked by Antifa at a demonstration in Portland, Oregon, last weekend has rocked the nation. The footage of masked thugs beating him with blunt objects and throwing “milkshakes” allegedly filled with quick-drying cement is shocking to many.
But I’m not surprised by this horrific behavior—I was once behind the mask.
The seeds of this violence have been planted and are encouraged by leftist professors in the classroom. Over the last few years, there has been a growing trend of extremist professors advocating for violence and intimidation to force leftist ideology onto society. Examples can be found from coast-to-coast: Mark Bray, a visiting scholar at Dartmouth College, is a staunch defendant of Antifa's use of violence and even wrote “Anti-Fa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” in which he claims that ‘violence is a "legitimate response" to groups with incendiary views.’
originally posted by: PhilbertDezineck
a reply to: TGunner
The irony is the [snipped] are using the same tactics of intimidation that was used by the the real fascist wing of the national socialism party of the 1930's.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: TGunner
If you make Antifa a terrorist group, then you are making an ideology a terrorist group.
Antifa is an ideology.
Mostly communist, but we never did make communism a terrorist group.
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: TGunner
Lets say they get labeled 'domestic terrorists' & lets take this to its natural conclusion:
As an American citizen, what is your responsibility to the Constitution if you come across a domestic terrorist engaging in terrorism? - are you required to enact a citizens arrest? or can you use extreme prejudice in taking him/her/them out? or are you required to only report activities and await law enforcement to arrive?
Imagine a scenario where Trump looses the next election through the use of google manipulation and media subterfuge / propaganda and a democrat muppet gets installed. Then imagine that same government labeling all resistance to the new government as domestic terrorists - using the same law that Trump enacted to label Antifa as domestic terrorists.
Who gets to decide what constitutes a 'domestic terrorist'? because if they are determined by skin colour or country of origin and NOT determined by religious or political alignment(s) then this is a dog & pony show designed to strip freedoms to ensure safety.
Allow Antifa to bike lock and batton folks into submission so laws can be passed - sounds like a movement designed to be the strong-arm of the globalists infiltrators like Soros and other scum.
"be careful what you wish for"
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: DBCowboy
Original Antifa, well their origins stem from east Germany. And were much, much worse then what we see today in their rag tag group of people.
Also, you can't make a political ideology terrorist, otherwise you land yourself into deep areas totalitarian waters.