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Cole writes: "If you appoint yourself to carry out surveillance of a mosque congregation who have never given any evidence of being violent, you might be a white terrorist."

Former Tennessee Valley Authority engineer Robert Doggart is escorted from the Joel W. Solomon Federal Building in Chattanooga after his four count conviction of planning an attack on a Muslim community. (photo: Tim Barber/Times Free Press)
Former Tennessee Valley Authority engineer Robert Doggart is escorted from the Joel W. Solomon Federal Building in Chattanooga after his four count conviction of planning an attack on a Muslim community. (photo: Tim Barber/Times Free Press)


Top 8 Signs Someone Is a White Terrorist

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment

18 February 17

 

1. If you appoint yourself to carry out surveillance of a mosque congregation who have never given any evidence of being violent, you might be a white terrorist.

2. If you don’t know the difference between gentle Sufi mysticism and violent extremism, you might be a white terrorist.

3. If you plot to burn down a mosque, you might be a white terrorist.

4. If you also plot to burn a school and a cafeteria, you might be a white terrorism.

5. If you plot to put together a militia to attack the mosque, you might be a white terrorist.

6. If you make phone calls to potential militia members discussing using assault rifles on Muslims at the mosque who put up resistance, you might be a white terrorist.

7. If the County Commissioner of your county posted a sign showing a cowboy pointing his rifle at the viewer with a caption, “How to wink at a Muslim,” you might be a white terrorist.

(photo: Informed Comment)

8. If despite organizing a terrorist attack and recruiting accomplices from other states, you still aren’t charged with terrorism– you might be a white terrorist.

Robert Doggart has been found guilty on 4 counts of plotting to commit arson and violate civil rights. But he was not charged with terrorism.

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+35 # elizabethblock 2017-02-18 22:48
Of course not. Only Muslims can be terrorists, by definition.
 
 
-1 # StuBones1960 2017-02-19 19:03
Please tell me you're joking.
 
 
-2 # ericlipps 2017-02-20 11:35
I wish she were, but that does seem to be the attitude.
 
 
-77 # egbegb 2017-02-19 00:29
7 out of 8 of those people you claim are white terrorists exist in the middle east and are ISIS types. The 8th type (#7) doesn't exist in the real world.
 
 
+8 # Michaeljohn 2017-02-19 08:56
Quoting egbegb:
7 out of 8 of those people you claim are white terrorists exist in the middle east and are ISIS types. The 8th type (#7) doesn't exist in the real world.


And your point is ??????
 
 
0 # Krackonis 2017-02-19 12:39
Wait... Are you talking about the CIA?
 
 
0 # ericlipps 2017-02-20 11:38
What, even with a name, face and criminal charges attached, type #7 "doesn't exist in the real world"?

And suppose the other six exist in the Middle East. Does that prove they CAN'T exist here? Does it, for that matter, prove they don't?
 
 
+58 # wrknight 2017-02-19 00:57
9. If you see someone with orange hair and a stupid looking comb over, you are looking at a white terrorist.
 
 
-8 # keenon the truth 2017-02-19 07:22
Sympathize completely with your feeling, but I suppose there isn't actually a crime plotting to commit terrorism.
 
 
+9 # Kootenay Coyote 2017-02-19 09:26
Again, unless you're Muslim or black...or a stupid bait for entrapment.
 
 
+3 # wrknight 2017-02-19 15:22
Wrong. More than one person plotting a crime is called conspiracy to commit a crime and is a punishable crime.
 
 
+5 # Texas Aggie 2017-02-19 15:30
Actually there is and countless people in FBI sting operations have been inveigled into "plotting terrorism" and are now in jail for that "crime".
 
 
-1 # keenon the truth 2017-02-19 18:00
Oh dear,I wasn't clear enough. I meant that there isn't a crime actually named "plotting to commit terrorism" on the lawbooks so therefore it is not possible by law to prosecute someone for that.
 
 
-1 # laborequalswealth 2017-02-20 01:24
It's called "attempted" sedition or other crime. The "attempt" starts when the accused takes positive steps toward committing a violent act, such as purchasing explosives or illegal weapons. Of course, the suppliers are often undercover FBI, etc.
 
 
-1 # Working Class 2017-02-20 13:21
Tell that to the FBI
 
 
-1 # caylworth@gmail.com 2017-02-19 10:12
If you think that "Cowboy" is holding a rifle, you might not be competent to comment about guns.
 
 
+1 # Hypatia 2017-02-20 10:49
I know the difference, but I think you missed the point.
 
 
+1 # chrisconnolly 2017-02-22 07:58
And so what if a person can't identify exactly what kind of gun? A gun can kill and often does. Does it really make a person less dead or less terrified if they have the make of a gun wrong?
 
 
0 # elkingo 2017-02-19 13:20
I say terrorists are anyone who causes terror.
I am terrified whenever I see anyone with a gun, including cops.
 
 
+2 # Jaax88 2017-02-19 18:00
I agree when the guns, shotguns or rifles, are carried by some punks in public on the streets of a downtown area, like in Portland, Or. with no need to use.
 
 
0 # reiverpacific 2017-02-20 18:39
Quoting Jaax88:
I agree when the guns, shotguns or rifles, are carried by some punks in public on the streets of a downtown area, like in Portland, Or. with no need to use.

Please expand; I live in Oregon.
 
 
0 # Jaax88 2017-02-22 12:30
Two or three years ago I was visiting Portland. In the downtown area near the art museum in the afternoon I was yards away from two punks shouldering rifles.

I felt like challenging at them for being cowards and idiots, but faced with rifles
I deemed it better to avoid a confrontation.
 
 
+4 # chrisconnolly 2017-02-20 10:59
I would consider bombing raids and invasions of muslim counties to be white terrorism. We are currently bombing seven of those countries and I'll wager those people couldn't feel any more terrorized.
 

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