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Michael Moore courts controversy by likening Taliban to Capitol rioters

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Michael Moore has courted controversy in a new social media post.

Posting on Twitter, the Bowling for Columbine filmmaker shared a picture of those involved with the Capitol Riots alongside a photo of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Moore captioned the post: “Their Taliban, our Taliban, everybody’s got a Taliban. They’re at their best when they confiscate the halls of power.”

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Earlier in the week, Moore responded to the news that Afghanistan had been taken over by the Taliban in a series of tweets.

In one of the posts, which you can see in full below, he wrote: “We sacrificed over 2,300 American lives to invade a country where Bin Laden was never, nowhere, to be found.” He also called the war “disgustingly sad”.

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Earlier this year, Moore said that former US President Donald Trump should “pay for his actions” with “trial, conviction, imprisonment” as his presidency came to an end.

Moore is a left-wing documentarian. He is known for his films criticising topics such as globalisation, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, Bill Clinton, George W Bush, Donald Trump, the Iraq War, the American health care system and capitalism.

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