Israeli and Indian flags at white supremacist terrorist assault on Capitol Building

Ensuring Socio-economic Justice

Khadijah Ali

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 1442 2021-01-10

Daily News Analysis

by Khadijah Ali

As people continue to digest what happened last Wednesday (January 6) when thousands of white supremacist terrorists stormed Capitol Hill Building in Washington DC, some other interesting facts have emerged.

While the overwhelming majority of people were carrying Confederate flags or Trump signs, there were also Israeli and Indian flags among them.

Yes, you read that correctly.

In a report carried by the Times of Israel on January 8, Shira Hanau writes: “The son of a New York judge and former president of the National Council of Young Israel, an Orthodox synagogue association that has been outspokenly pro-Trump, was among the rioters who stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, according to Gothamist.

Aaron Mostofsky, whose father is Kings County Supreme Court Judge Steven (Shlomo) Mostofsky, entered the building wearing fur pelts and a bulletproof vest and carrying a riot shield he said he found, Gothamist reported, citing the New York Post.”

Mostofsky was not the only Jewish person. “He was among the many Orthodox Jews who came to the Capitol to protest, telling the Post that he wanted ‘to express my opinion as a free American that this election was stolen’ from President Donald Trump.”

Dressed in furry outfit, Mostofsky was photographed several times during the January 6 mob assault next to Jake Angeli, a QAnon supporter who also wore a horned hat and furry outfit.

While one white supremacist stole House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern, Mostofsky stole a police shield. He was photographed carrying it.

Mostofsky is one of dozens of “persons of interest” sought by Washington police for unlawful entry to the building.

His brother, Nachman, the executive director of Chovevei Zion, a politically conservative Orthodox advocacy organization, as well as a Brooklyn district leader and vice president of the South Brooklyn Conservative Club, was also part of the violent mob.

He blamed the violence on the anti-fascist outfit Antifa!

Nachman Mostofsky was speaking to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on January 6 before his brother was identified as the man in the fur pelt costume.

The presence of people waving Indian flags amid the white supremacist mob is equally revealing.

Ruled by the Hindu fascist outfit, Bharatiya Janata Party, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cultivated close links with Trump.

During Modi’s visit to the US in September 2019, the Indian community organized a rally at a stadium in Houston attended by both Modi and Trump.

It was dubbed “Howdy Modi”.

Five months later (February 24-25, 2020), Trump arrived in India in what was dubbed ‘Namaste Trump’ (meaning 'Welcome Trump', in Hindi).

There is a lot more to the terrorist attack on Capitol Hill than meets the eye.

Imagine if people were carrying Venezuelan or Cuban flags.

It is not inconceivable that there may have been calls to bomb Caracas or Havana.

But Israel and India get a pass.

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