FBI Arrests White Terrorist Who Planned Dylann Roof-Style Attack On Synagogue
Yes, white people can be terrorists (despite the biases of the justice system), too. The FBI arrested a man who was plotting a Dylann Roof-inspired attack on a synagogue in South Carolina.
Reports Raw Story:
Local news station WMBF reports that law enforcement officials on Wednesday apprehended a 29-year-old man named Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell, who bought a gun from an undercover FBI agent that he allegedly planned to use in an attack against the Temple Emanu-El Conservative Synagogue in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
According to the FBI, McDowell telegraphed his intentions to attack the synagogue during a series of anti-Semitic Facebook posts in which he expressed his desire to carry out a massacre against it “in the spirit of Dylann Roof.”
In January, McDowell told the undercover FBI agent that he wanted to attack a synagogue, but worried that he didn’t have the proper training to handle it as efficiently as Roof did when he murdered nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.
“I got the heart to do that sh*t, but I don’t have to the good training,” he allegedly said. “If I could do something on a f*cking big scale and write on the f*cking building or whatever, ‘In the spirit of Dylann Roof.’”
While McDowell didn’t tell the agent about any specific building that he wanted to attack, he did post a link to the synagogue’s website on Facebook in late December, which led officers to believe that it was a prime potential target.
The FBI arrested McDowell on Wednesday (Feb. 15). The terrorist was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm or ammunition. Expect more charges later.
Again, this guy is a TERRORIST.
Photo: J. Reuben Long Detention Center