Donald Trump Jr Publishes Image Of a Rifle With Crusade Symbol

"Don's post on Instagram was strictly about him using a famous meme to make fun of Hillary Clinton, as he and many others have done on numerous occasions and will surely do it again in the future, as long as he continues to unleash liberals without humor "Surabian told the Post. .

Trump Jr has published a book called Triggered and is a popular substitute for his father. He has 2.2 million followers on Instagram and a recent poll found that 29% of Republicans and independents with a Republican tendency would consider voting for him in 2024.

The Jerusalem cross symbolizes many aspects of Christianity, including pilgrimage, but images of the Crusaders and the word "crusade" are used regularly in the United States with respect to the Middle East. In a speech to the nation after the terrorist attacks of September 11, for example, President George W. Bush said: "This crusade, this war on terrorism, will take a while."

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In strict use, the word "crusade" describes a series of military expeditions mounted by European rulers, beginning in 1095, to capture the Holy Land of Muslims. Therefore, it is a term loaded throughout the modern Middle East.

Speaking to the Post on Monday, British historian Dan Jones noted that the symbolism of the Crusaders is also common among white nationalists, as was shown during the Charlottesville protests in 2017, and the shooting in Christchurch in New Zealand in which 51 People were killed last year.

Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011, claimed to be part of a crusade against multiculturalism in Europe.

"At a time when tensions in the Middle East are increasing, it is an inflammatory time to run with a gun with an image of crusades," Jones said.

Conn information from The Guardian

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