Posted on | December 14, 2013 | 63 Comments
Remember in April 2009 how Obama’s Department of Homeland Security warned about the danger of “right-wing extremists”? If patriotic citizens are so dangerous, why is it that people who want to commit terrorism are typically devotees of the Religion of Peace™?
For months, authorities allege, a 58-year-old avionics technician named Terry Lee Loewen — driven by radical ideas and prepared to die in a suicide attack – moved forward with a plot to detonate explosives at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.
The planned attack was designed to inflict the maximum number of deaths at an airport in the nation’s midsection before Christmas, says a detailed criminal complaint filed Friday. . . .
Loewen now faces three federal charges filed in Wichita: One count of trying to use a weapon of mass destruction, one count of attempting to damage property and one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization that Loewen thought was al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, based in Yemen. . . .
There is an Aug. 5 communication in which he told an FBI employee, “As time goes on I care less and less about what other people think of me, or my views on Islam. I have been studying subjects like jihad, martyrdom operations, and Sharia Law.” He was also quoted as saying “I believe the Muslim who is labeled ‘a radical fundamentalist’ is closer to Allah … than the ones labeled ‘moderates’. Just my opinion; if I’m off base, please set me straight.”
Three days later, on Aug. 8, after the FBI employee offered to introduce him to someone who could help him wage violence, the complaint says, Loewen wrote: “Brothers like Osama bin Laden … are a great inspiration to me, but I must be willing to give up everything (like they did) to truly feel like a obedient slave of Allah.”
Around Aug. 21, he sent a message saying “I have numerous ideas of ways I could perform jihad,” and he said he had been sending money to the “Revolution Muslim website,” the complaint said.
Terry Lee Loewen is a middle-aged white male, which make it difficult for liberals to blame “RAAAAACISM” for concerns about Islamic terrorism. (Via Memeorandum, with more commentary at Atlas Shrugs, Jihad Watch, The Jawa Report and Gateway Pundit.)
Meanwhile, the teenager who shot two fellow students at Denver’s Arapahoe High School before committing suicide turns out to have been a socialist who hated Republicans, although the major media are doing all they can to hide the truth about his beliefs.
Is it because maybe the beliefs that motivated teenage terrorist Karl Pierson are the same left-wing beliefs the media promote?
In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith, who through his invisible-hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as “Keynesian.” . . .
Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”
Carl Schmidt and Brendon Mendelson, both seniors at Arapahoe High, knew Pierson. They said he had political views that were “outside the mainstream,” but they did not elaborate.
If he described himself as “Keynesian,” could this mean that teenage terrorist Karl Pierson was a disciple of Paul Krugman?
Did this bloodthirsty adolescent fanatic watch MSNBC?
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) December 14, 2013
If teenage terrorist Karl Pierson had been a Fox News-watching Rush Limbaugh fan, you can bet the media would be very specific about his influences, but because his “outside the mainstream” views were to the left, it’s all very vague, isn’t it?