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Fox News host Tucker Carlson warned Thursday that the Democrat Party’s new “war on terror” is equivalent to the “war on terror” that spawned after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, except that this time around the targets are the American people.

As proof, he contrasted the legislation used 19 years ago by Congress to launch the 9/11 Commission with the legislation now being used by Democrats to try and launch a commission to investigate the Jan. 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol.

According to Carlson, the 9/11 legislation authorized Congress to “investigate and report to the President and Congress on its findings, conclusions, and recommendations for corrective measures that can be taken to prevent acts of terrorism.”

Similarly, Fox News pointed out, the legislation passed by the Democrat-led House on Wednesday authorizes Congress to “investigate and report to the President and Congress on its findings, conclusions, and recommendations for corrective measures … that could be taken to prevent future acts of targeted violence and domestic terrorism.”

The key term there is domestic terrorism.

“Virtually identical language. That’s not accidental. This is the new war on terror. But this war is not aimed at al Qaeda or ISIS. This war is aimed at you, and anyone else who stands in the way of the Democratic Party’s agenda,” Carlson said.

Watch the full segment below via Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight“:

Undergirding the Democrats’ new “war on terror” is the claim that the Jan. 6th riot was an insurrection. According to Carlson, it’s a highly dubious assertion.

“So how many of the participants in that insurrection have been charged with insurrection, with sedition, with treason? Zero. By the Biden Justice Department. Instead, they’ve been charged with effectively trespassing,” he said.

“But you can still see the similarities. During the civil war, more than half a million people were shot to death. On January 6th, one person was shot to death, and she turned out to be an unarmed Trump voter gunned down without explanation by the Capitol Hill Police. But other than that, basically the same thing,” he sarcastically added.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald agrees that the Jan. 6th riot was certainly no insurrection and believes that Democrats are purposefully claiming otherwise so that they justify their new “war on terror.”

To be clear, Greenwald doesn’t believe that the Jan. 6th riot is in any way, shape or form equivalent to the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Rather, he simply recognizes that politicians have a tendency of using events like these to curb liberties and rights.

The most notable post-911 civil rights abuse was of course the National Security Administration’s widespread surveillance of every American citizen — a horrifying breach of privacy that was exposed with Greenwald’s help in the summer of 2013.

There were also civil rights abuses perpetrated on American Muslims.

“In the weeks after the attack, more than 1,000 Muslims and Arabs were swept up by the FBI and detained without charge, often by abusing the powers allowing for detention of ‘material witnesses,’ Greenwald wrote for The Intercept in 2015.

“Thousands of Muslim immigrants were deported from the U.S. in the months following the attack. Bush quickly and secretly implemented an illegal scheme of warrantless domestic eavesdropping aimed largely at Muslims,” he added.

Carlson and other conservatives such as him are worried that these same abuses will now be applied to conservatives of every stripe, but particularly so Trump-supporting conservatives. In fact, according to reports, it’s already happening.

Last month, a defendant who was being held in a Washington, D.C., jail following his arrest for allegedly participating in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot (and who’s reportedly still locked up there) claimed he was being regularly abused and mistreated.

“Myself and others involved in the Jan. 6 incident are scared for their lives, not from each other but from correctional officers. I don’t understand how this is remotely acceptable,” suspect Ronald Sandlin said during a bail hearing.

He added was that he was being subjected to “mental torture.”

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Vivek Saxena

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