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Man With Fireworks Stockpile Arrested For Threatening To Blow Up Mosque

We'll here's an interesting story from the AP:

DETROIT -- A 63-year-old Southern California man who was traveling with explosives in his vehicle with the intention of blowing up one of the nation's largest mosques where mourners had gathered for a funeral was arrested in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan authorities said Sunday.

Dearborn police said Roger Stockham was arraigned Wednesday on one count of making a false report or threat of terrorism and one count of possessing explosives with an unlawful intent. Stockham had a large but undisclosed quantity of class-C fireworks including M-80s, which are outlawed in Michigan, Chief Ronald Haddad said.

We'll take their word that he had a large enough stockpile of M-80's to do some damage since we don't know exactly what was seized...

Of course over at HuffPo they're already convinced this guy must be a right-wing, Tea Party activist, because (I guess) he looks like one...

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The only problem is that, much like Tuscon, the facts aren't jibing to the narrative they're trying to spin. Here's just a little of what's known:

Threatened to kill George W. Bush
Posted on the Bradley Manning Support Network
Converted to Islam in the 70's or 80's

Not exactly a Tea Party profile...

What we have here, just like in Tuscon, is a lone madman. This guy even has a history, so it's not like no one knew he was capable of some stunt like this.


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Comments (9)

It's time to insist upon a ... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

It's time to insist upon a federal ban on oversized Lady Finger firecracker packaging. Nobody needs more than six Lady Fingers to go off at a time. And don't forget, Lady Fingers are a gateway explosive. The need for this ban is amply demonstrated by the recent events in Michigan.

And the silence about The S... (Below threshold)
MunDane68:

And the silence about The Sarah Palin's involvement is deafening! I mean, The Sarah Palin is a lady (Andrew Sullivan can attest to that!) and this guy was using LADYfinger explosives! What more do you need sheeple!

And I am still waiting to hear what The Sarah Palin had to do with the slaughter of the French at Agincort! Telling silence indeed!

Another mentally ill pot sm... (Below threshold)
epador:

Another mentally ill pot smoker. When are you folks going to connect the dots?

Figures. He's from Imperia... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Figures. He's from Imperial Beach, pot heaven, right next to the border. Another 'loser'.

Vietnam War. Diagnosed wit... (Below threshold)
galoob:

Vietnam War. Diagnosed with PTSD.

So why didn't he attack a V... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

So why didn't he attack a Vietnamese restaraunt?

Another "anti-everyone" nut... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Another "anti-everyone" nut, incarcerated several times, but always let loose as "cured".

Yeah. Uh-huh.

Karl Childers:"The... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Karl Childers:

"They turnt me aloose from the nervous hospital. Said I was well."

Is it just me, or does he l... (Below threshold)

Is it just me, or does he look kind of like Brett Favre?




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