Siege at the Capitol & Homegrown Violent Extremism – Is it Here to Stay?

41m | May 24, 2021

Guest: Dr. Michael Jensen. He is a Senior Researcher at the National Consortium for Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. He leads the Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) project – a first of its kind database on the radicalization of U.S. homegrown extremists used by the US Justice Department, including the FBI.

Discussion on how extremists get radicalized, who they are, and why they do it. An in-depth discussion on the psychological motivations of those who become home-grown violent extremists, how they identify their cause, and even merge their actions with other violent extremists groups, as seen on the January 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.

A stunning review of psychological profiles of those who truly believe in their cause – willing to Act at their own peril and that of others, believing they are “Patriots” – and must subvert government, and “take” it back.

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