Conservative journalist Andy Ngo has fled the United States amid a constant barrage of Antifa death threats.
What are the details?
In an interview with Sky News about his upcoming new book, “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy,” Ngo explained to his hosts that “for an number of months now there’s just been increasing threats of violence against me, promises by Antifa extremists to kill me.”
Ngo — who’s now in London — noted that “all those threats were reported to authorities, and even when I provided names of some of the suspects, nothing was done. So, it’s pained me a lot to temporarily [have] to leave the country and home that settled my parents, who came there as political refugees.”
What’s the background?
Ngo had been living in Portland, Oregon, which is arguably Antifa Central in the United States. And for several years he’s paid special attention to the activities of the violent left-wing group — and has even infiltrated Antifa to get first-hand information about their actions, tendencies, and core values.
Antifa militants — who claim they’re fascism fighters while wantonly practicing fascism at every turn — ganged up on and brutally beat Ngo in a June 2019 incident captured on video.
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And while it would seem that Ngo has every incentive to ruin Antifa, he said in the wake of the U.S. Capitol riots that from his vantage point Antifa militants weren’t among the rioters inside the building.
“The people occupying the Capitol building do not look like Antifa people dressed in Trump gear or Trump costumes,” he told the Washington Examiner in an interview from England.
He added to the paper that he’s seen “no evidence that they are able to coordinate a mass infiltration on this scale before, so I’m really skeptical that they would have been able to do it here without any of that information leaking out.”