Terrorism

“Patriot” Man Planted Bombs to Prove Muslims Are the Real Threat

A self-described "patriot" was charged yesterday with planting a backpack containing two pipe bombs and a copy of the Quran in a park near Atlanta, Georgia last November.

The man reportedly told FBI agents that his goal in planting the explosives in a park where they could kill innocent people was to raise awareness of the threat posed by Muslims.

From the Southern Poverty Law Center:

He admitted placing a Quran and the book The Rape of Kuwait in the backpack, along a copy of the Atlanta Falcons football schedule. He also “wrote the name, ‘Mina Khodari,’ in the backpack because it looked foreign,” the court documents say.

Sibley told FBI agents “he is a ‘patriot’ and he felt no one was paying attention to what was going on the world,” federal documents say. He also expressed the belief that if he planted the backpack bomb in a Roswell Park, “people would finally get that this type of activity could happen anywhere.”

This type of activity could indeed happen anywhere if so-called patriots are willing to kill their fellow Americans just to make a point.

There's nothing really funny about this but the joke is on them because these self-styled patriots and sovereign citizen types are the real threat.

Does that even occur to someone like this?

A steady diet of Islamophobia, from the "ground zero mosque" to daily assertions that President Obama is a secret Muslim, broadcast by the Conservative Entertainment Complex for more than a decade has rendered coherence a rare commodity on the right.

I assume that actual Muslim terrorists would be delighted to learn that white American "patriots" would strive to achieve their goals for them without the slightest hint of irony.

  • Christopher Foxx

    The man reportedly told FBI agents that his goal in planting the explosives in a park where they could kill innocent people was to raise awareness of the threat posed by Muslims.

    Why do I suspect Alex Jones won’t be shouting “false flag” about this one?

  • captkurt

    No, this isn’t funny. However, I can’t help but chuckle, because it appears to me this wing nut got the idea for his cloak and dagger ruse to frame a supposed Islamic terrorist from the movie “Heathers”.

  • Ned F

    If guys like this would get out of their house more and turn off the AM radio, they may find out that we indeed have five, six? federal agencies with thousands of people working full time on his fear, and really don’t need his help. Maybe he’ll meet some nice muslims in prison.

  • i_a_c

    Speechless. I’ve been trying to come up with a reply to this and I just can’t. Whatever words I could write would be wasted on this.

    • Scopedog

      You can’t really say anything–it’s just so damned far out there that it beggars belief. All we can do is just shake out heads in disbelief….

    • nathkatun7

      For some of us oldies who experienced similar activities during the 1960s, what Sibley did is not a big surprise.

      • i_a_c

        I’m guessing folks would plant stuff to make black folks look bad?

        • nathkatun7

          Indeed! J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI recruited and paid some black people to stage violent disruptions during MLK led non-violent protests to discredit Dr.King. Another tactic by Hoover was to provoke fights between Black groups like the Black Panthers and the US organization.

  • muselet

    It’s worth noting that Michael Sibley—an Islamophobic Righty loon—planned to conduct an actual, real-deal false flag operation. I assume Alex Jones is all over that part of the story, right?

    –alopecia

    • JMAshby

      No, you see, Sibley is obviously a plant or patsy. Or something. The false flag is a false flag! Real patriots would never do something like this! He’s an actor.

      Jones doesn’t actually have anything up on it yet, but I promise that is what the spin will be.

      There’s never any personal responsibility over there. Everything is a government plant or plot. It’s all part of the plan.

      • muselet

        I think the story hits too close to home for Jones to howl about it. He’s content to shove this one down the memory hole.

        –alopecia