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QAnon Shaman Compares Himself To Jesus And Other Historic Figures In Bizarre Prison Interview

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Jacob Chansley, better known as the ‘QAnon Shaman’, has given an interview from prison, in which he compared himself to Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

For reference, Chansley was the bare-chested guy wearing horns and face paint as part of the mob that stormed the US Capitol on January 6. The ensuing riots were an attempt to disrupt the Congress session that would count electoral votes and confirm Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump.

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The Capitol building had to be evacuated as some rioters managed to get into the Senate chamber, while others erected a gallows outside the building and chanted ‘hang Mike Pence’ after the then-US vice president rejected false claims from Trump that he could overturn the election results.

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Chansley, now serving a sentence of 41 months in prison for his role in the attempted insurrection, told right-wing podcast ‘Conservative Daily’ that his time in jail makes likens him to famous figures such Jesus, Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr, Business Insider reports.

‘This is what every single great leader, or great you know pioneer of sorts, has had to go through, whether it be people like Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr, or Jesus Christ,’ Chansley said.

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‘When you challenge a system that is so heavily corrupt, when you speak truth to power, okay, what it does is it sends ripples throughout the world,’ he added.

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Chansley added that ‘part of the role of the shaman’ is ‘to be the one that fights the spiritual war for the people’, and while he couldn’t speak about his case due to an ongoing appeal, he said he has been in ‘administrative segregation’ for more than 300 days, describing it as ‘basically solitary confinement’. The podcast host, Joe Oltmann, called Chansley a ‘patriot’.

Perhaps a salient distinction to make is that Jesus Christ, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr never stormed a government building as part of a riotous mob chanting for people they hated to be hanged in the name of a man who clearly lost an election.

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