Screen shot from one of The Wall Street Journal’s reports on the January 6 event on Capitol Hill. (Click on image to go to The WSJ report.)

Who is Zachary Alam? That’s an easy question to answer — at least superficially.

He’s one of those identified in the January 6 protest, demonstration, riot, insurrection — whatever you want to call it. Here’s a line from a Wall Street Journal report following up on the event:

“Zachary Jordan Alam was accused of pushing his body up against officers guarding the Speaker’s Lobby door as he used his fists, legs and a helmet to break the glass windows in the door of the Speaker’s Lobby during what became a deadly altercation with Capitol Police.”

That’s the superficial part. If we follow news reports, we all know he’s a key figure in the breach of the US Capitol by protesters, and his actions were the genesis of the shooting death of Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran of 14 years and a Trump supporter.

Beyond that, though, what do we really know about Zachary Alam? About his background? About his affiliations or alignments politically? The answer is the deafening sound of crickets chirping. Well, we’re about to change that.

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