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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