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Journalist attacked by Antifa speaks out on group’s alleged extremism, radical ideology

Andy Ngo was one of the first journalists to report extensively on the alleged radical roots and motivations of the far-left, extremist group called Antifa — and for that, he was apparently targeted and beaten. “They hate me because I was writing unfavorably about them,” Ngo told correspondent Lara Logan in her multipart documentary series, “No Agenda with Lara Logan.” “Because I was writing honestly about what they were doing.” In November 2016, Ngo was a student journalist with the Portland State University newspaper and President Trump had just won the 2016 election. Portland exploded into days of violent and destructive protests. The first night of the riots alone caused more than $1 million in damage, according to Portland’s mayor. “People in the city could not accept that Donald Trump had won,” Ngo told Logan during an episode recorded prior to the death of George Floyd. “There was a certain faction that manifested that hatred through violence and destruction, so that was the first time I came face to face with what I now know is Antifa.” Destructive riots in Portland became a routine event, according to Ngo, who began documenting the group’s behavior. His videos showed that often-times Antifa members were the aggressors during protests, which was a reality that ran counter to the media’s portrayal of the group. In June 2019, Ngo became a victim of Antifa himself, as he reported on a demonstration organized by the “Proud Boys” and the “#HimToo Movement.” Antifa showed up to stage a counterprotest. Prior to the event, Ngo voiced his concern over a tweet sent by Rose City Antifa, which is recognized as the oldest Antifa group in the U.S., which identified him as a supposed right-wing sympathizer. During the demonstration, Ngo documented a group of Antifa members who appeared to be shadowing his movements. Then in an instant, he became the focus of a violent crowd. “I was in the middle of the crowd with my GoPro just recording it, and then all of a sudden somebody or something hit me very hard in the back of the head and knocked me forward,” he told Logan. “Punches just came from every direction. And they were striking me repeatedly in the eyes, the back of the head and the top,” he recalled. “I put up my arms at one point just to shield myself and to let them know that I am not a combatant. And then the crowd threw eggs and milkshakes at my face.” Ngo was severely beaten and his GoPro was stolen. As a result of his injuries, he was hospitalized for 30 hours, as doctors monitored a brain hemorrhage. He said he continues to receive physical, emotional and cognitive therapy as a result of the attack. Despite it all, Ngo told Logan that he will continue to report on Antifa because he believes that they represent a threat to American democracy. “They all want radical change, and they don’t really see how easy and quickly you could destroy what’s taken centuries to build up,” said Ngo, whose parents fled communist-controlled Vietnam in the 1970s. “My criticisms of these Antifa movements, these people who are advocating for what they believe is a utopia that can happen through revolution, they don’t realize what it took to get American or Western society to the way it is today, and it could be discarded in an instant,” he concluded. To watch all of “Lara Logan Has No Agenda,” and hear more from Ngo about the ideology of Antifa, click here.

Thanks to Andy for sharing his personal story about Antifa…

Lara Logan on ‘unbearable’ interview of women forced into sex trade: ‘They were going to be raped that night’

In a stunning new interview, veteran war correspondent Lara Logan described — in gut-wrenching terms — the brutal reality of the U.S.-Mexican sex trade that she exposed in her new Fox Nation series, “Lara Logan Has No Agenda.” Appearing on “Fox and Friends” Monday, Logan spoke about her interview with two young Mexican prostitutes and their pimp. The women are just two of the victims of a sex trafficking operation that smuggles thousands of young women into the United States every year — with many of them held in captivity and forced into prostitution in New York City. “The two that I interviewed — one was 12 when she was bought from her family, and the other was 13,” Logan revealed. “They told me that and their pimp told me that — separately.” “It was brutal,” she continued, “brutal to cover because I knew when they stood up and walked out that room — they were going to be raped that night. And that was just unbearable.” According to Logan’s reporting and the Department of Homeland Security, the majority of Mexican sex trafficking flows through a single city deep inside Mexico — Tenancingo. Logan and her team traveled to Tenancingo for her Fox Nation show. She was accompanied by Homeland Security Investigations agent Thomas Countermine, who told her that “millions and millions and millions of dollars, hundreds, probably thousands of women have come from Tenacingo to our area in the United States, send money back and basically built this town.” What happens on the U.S. side of the border is perhaps equally as disturbing. “It’s just staggering that in New York City,” Logan said on “Fox and Friends,” “if you live in Brooklyn and you’re walking home from work in the evenings — you should know that you are walking past buildings where girls like that are being raped every single day, where girls like that are being held as prisoners. “Homeland Security Investigations created a separate trafficking unit — just for this town [of Tenancingo],” she reported, “because there are so many victims that come from this town or through this town in Mexico that are right here in New York City.” In a soon-to-be-released episode of “Lara Logan Has No Agenda,” Logan sat down with a Mexican pimp and two women under his control on the condition that they not show their faces or reveal their names.

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