But remember, it’s only terrorism if it’s done by brown people, not to them.
Stockham had been heard by an employee of a Detroit bar making anti-Muslim remarks, including “describing Muslims as the enemy.” The employee took down Stockham’s license plate and alerted police. When they found him in the mosque parking lot, police found a concealed knife on Stockham and a large amount of fireworks, including M-80 exlposives, in the trunk of his car, Walid says.
He adds that he heard Stockham had praised Timothy McVeigh as a hero; but that and the other details could not be independently confirmed.
Once again, I’m unable to shake the memory of all the right-wingers howling that the DoD reports of potential violence as “targeting”.
Just in the past year, we’ve seen so much. I’m not saying for conservatives to disavow their core beliefs (at least, not in this case), but if they can’t see what their rhetoric is doing, then I genuinely worry that this will get much, much worse before it gets better.