Terrorist attacks Jacksonville congregation

Filed in National by on May 20, 2010

Yes, this is real. It happened 10 days ago, and the national media didn’t report it – only local media did.

On May 10th, a man brought a pipe bomb and a can of gasoline to a Jacksonville congregation during prayers and detonated it. Thank God no one was injured, but it’s still a rather frightening terrorist attack. The FBI is investigating:

“It was a dangerous device, and had anybody been around it they could have been seriously injured or killed,” says Special Agent James Casey. “We want to sort of emphasize the seriousness of the thing and not let people believe that this was just a match and a little bit of gasoline that was spread around.”

The surveillance video “shows the arsonist carrying gasoline and the pipe bomb. When the explosive went off, parts of it were found 100 feet away on 9A.”

Yes, there was a terrorist attack with religious motivations (OK, the FBI is calling it a “possible” act of terrorism). The suspect has yet to be found, but the FBI is on the case.

Anyone care to guess why Peter King, Joe Lieberman, Glenn Beck, and Rudy Giuliani aren’t swarming all over this? See for yourself:

h/t Crooks and Liars

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  1. liberalgeek says:

    Awesome. I am glad to hear that no one was injured. This is why we need to pull white people out of airport lines. They think they blend in with the “rest of us”, but they aren’t fooling anybody!

  2. anon says:

    “First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three…”

  3. xstryker says:

    Amazing how all the so-called “terrorism experts” disappear when the perpetrator is white.

  4. xstryker says:

    The only national news outlet I can find that reported this was AOL news

    “This incident comes after a man was seen barging into the mosque on April 4, shouting anti-Muslim slurs and threatening to come back later,” Ibrahim Hooper, the council’s communication director, told AOL News. “We’re not sure if he is involved with this latest attack.”

  5. a. price says:

    But i thought only the muslims were bomb toting terrorists. that’s what the right wing told me.

  6. xstryker says:

    I also found articles from UPI and Al Jazeera, and most disturbingly, Stormfront.

  7. Delaware Dem says:

    It is completely revealing that none of our standard right wing trolls have commented on this, either in this thread or elsewhere. It is due to two reasons: 1) they sympathize with this terrorist; and 2) they are racists.

  8. a. price says:

    It is just a good thing that this Teabagger piece of white trash is just as inept as Shazhad.

  9. P.Schwartz says:

    It’s terrorism. (hope I haven’t damaged my right wing cred)

    the postings here are like a repeat of te Times Square car bomb… “it’s a teabagger” “it’s a white guy”

    In the absence of fact your bias fills in.

  10. Delaware Dem says:

    And if you remember Schwartz, we based that on the reported fact that the suspect was a white guy. Once that turned out to be nothing, and Shazhad was arrested, we corrected ourselves. Here, again, the suspect is a white guy. Unless that changes, it is reasonable to speculate on his political leanings (i.e. It’s a teabagger.”).

  11. P.Schwartz says:

    minor detail, by government standards, Arabs are white, as are egyptians and persians and…

    but if it’s speculation time… I’ll speculate that he is a disgruntled former member of the mosque… er cogregation that was asked to leave because of his “radical” views.

    gee this fact free stuff is fun

  12. this fact free stuff is fun

    We know you think this because you do it a lot. It’s your M.O.

  13. >i>Comment by Delaware Dem on 20 May 2010 at 11:28 am:

    It is completely revealing that none of our standard right wing trolls have commented on this, either in this thread or elsewhere. It is due to two reasons: 1) they sympathize with this terrorist; and 2) they are racists.

    Or they were working, and beat you to the punch by a full 18 hours. http://rhymeswithright.mu.nu/archives/301725.php

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