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American Terrorist Caught With Explosives At Mosque

The right wing keeps on telling us that there are terrorists right here in the United States of America, just waiting to strike. Today, their warnings were proved correct… at least partially.

A man was arrested, at a mosque right outside of Detroit, the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan. He had with him a car full of explosives ready to blow up.

Here’s what the right wingers didn’t anticipate. The man wasn’t Muslim. He was Christian.

The man certainly was planning to attack Americans, though. He was planning to attack Muslim Americans – during a funeral in their house of worship.

The man arrested by police outside the Islamic Center of America today was Roger Stockham. Stockham had been whipped up into an anti-Muslim fury by right wing media. Stockham had also taken cues from right wing anti-government propaganda, and was described by police as having had a long history of anti-government activities.

Stockham is a member of VFW Post 5477, and also, in an interesting twist a member of the Bradley Manning Support Network on Facebook. Bradley Manning is an Army Private First Class who has been imprisoned on accusations of having given government secrets to Wikileaks. Stockham is purported by Salon to have spoken in praise of Christian terrorist Timothy McVeigh, one of the people involved in the bombing of the federal government office building in Oklahoma City in the 1990s.

The resident of Imperial Beach, California wrote on his MySpace profile: “Happy with how much I’ve lived. Ready for it to be over, but have a policy I contend with often: So long as I am alive, I can’t play dead.”

Will the right wing media now declare that America must begin a war against militant Christianity, as they have been declaring the need to wage war against militant Islam?

The similarities between Roger Stockham and Jared Lee Loughner are striking. Both had a remarkable hatred for the government, fueled by right wing fantasies of jack-booted thugs. In Stockham’s case, the anti-mosque frenzy of summer 2010 seems to have finally come to a violent fruition.

I’ll repeat then, the message of summer 2010: In the United States of America, we have freedom of religion for all religions, not just for Christianity. I love America more than I hate Islam. Leave the mosques alone.

27 comments to American Terrorist Caught With Explosives At Mosque

  • Tom

    What a surprise (yawn), a supposed Christian (who would Christ bomb?) AND a right-winger (there goes all that “left leaning liberal” bullshit). Can’t wait to here the spin on this . . .

  • Anonymous

    so the ratio now is…what….1000 Islamic terrorists to 1 Christain….will this post and graphics appear when the next Islamic nut blows up something in the US/Europe/anywhere….naw, I doubt it. Why Beacuse here at Irregular Times the hatred for Christains far exceeds anything known to man….well….maybe God as a whole is worse off…..

    • Nick Berg

      You have it right. When will the world realize that we are dealing with a CULTure whose goal is to kill all infidels? The enemy of freedom and free will is Islam. Diplomacy didn’t work with the Nazis, it won’t work with the Moslem (sic) world.
      It’s not just the terrorists. It’s all the countries that aid and abet. And… it’s all the Moslems who remain quiet. When we bombed Germany in WW2 we didn’t just kill Nazis. Most Germans were not Nazis. But they were still part of the problem. It’s us or them.

      • Huh? Your argument is not coherent, Nick. Who are you suggesting that we bomb?

        Is your point that we should bomb our way to peace?

        Are you saying that if we bomb enough, we’ll defeat the culture of killing?

        Really, Nick, you’re not making any sense.

      • Evelyn

        I don’t know where you get the idea that all Muslims are militant. But I’m taking a class that’s taught by a Muslim right now, and he doesn’t seem to be preaching about Islam, let alone threaten the students’ safety.

        The more you interfere, the easier you’ll get stuck there, I mean, in the middle east.

      • Firebombing German cities full of civilians (and prisoners of war) didn’t help a damn thing.

  • Jon

    “The similarities between Roger Stockham and Jared Lee Loughner are striking. Both had a remarkable hatred for the government, fueled by right wing fantasies of jack-booted thugs. In Stockham’s case, the anti-mosque frenzy of summer 2010 seems to have finally come to a violent fruition.”

    Jim, if you’re going to confuse reality with your perception of it you need to take your meds more regularly. The idea that either of these people represents the right is perverse to say the least. You and I both know that the vast majority of people on both sides of the political spectrum eschew violence. I wouldn’t presume to say that your views are used to create an atmosphere conducive to violent action any more than mine are. There are nuts in this world, and to consistently point fingers at each other in an effort to smear the other side with the stench of murder is childish and counterproductive. You want what you see as the best for this country, so do I. Our views are markedly different and probably a source of endless argument. But I have read enough of what you have written to know that you are opposed to vigilante style terror and violence. Give most of the rest of us same courtesy.
    I don’t think that jack booted thugs are a fantasy for me. Maybe a French maid in stilletos.

    I represent a least a single portion of the Right..And I completely agree with the Tee-shirt. All Religions. As long as they don’t condone the murder of disenting views. That means anyone, Christian, Jew, Hindu, Taoist, Muslim, Athiest, Wiccans…..

    There is nothing in the words of Jesus Christ that condones what this man planned. Nothing!

    • 1. I didn’t write this. J. Clifford did.
      2. J. Clifford didn’t say that these people “represent” the right. You did.
      3. There is the bit where Jesus said neither a jot nor a tittle of the law would pass. The law of the Old Testament calls for this sort of thing on a regular basis.

      • Jon

        Jim, the scripture you quoted pertains to those that are under the law. That law judges them and as such finds them wanting. As a follower of Jesus I am not under the law. I am however lead by the Spirit, I cannot conceive of the Spirit of my Lord telling me to Murder.

        “Until all things are accomplished” is the rest of the text.

        When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. – John 19:30

        The kind of thinking you suggest is in line with the story of the woman caught in adultry..”He who is without Sin cast the first stone”. I am not without Sin. If I was bound to the Old Testament, I would be bound by the law.

  • Those shirts still say you hate Islam…

    • Not necessarily, Ross. I have more shirts than I have captive tigers. I have perhaps 17 shirts, but I have zero captive tigers. 17 is more than zero.

      I don’t hate Islam… but the truth is that I’m not very fond of it. Its doctrines, like those of Christianity, aren’t friendly to a pluralist society or to the acceptance alternative visions.

      • Evelyn

        yeah. They say they won’t make you a believer by force. But who are they kidding, if you don’t believe, they’ll despise you. How is this kinda pressure not “force”.

  • Jon

    “Will the right wing media now declare that America must begin a war against militant Christianity, as they have been declaring the need to wage war against militant Islam?” Wow you are on the LLLLEFT if you really think the media is on the Right. Must be a case of Parallax .Hollywood is on the Right too?

    If a vast army of “Christians” were flying planes into buildings,wearing bomb in their underwear and shoes, bombing trains and consulates and Time Square, beheading reporters on video, blowing up buses and spraying gun fire into hotel lobbies, I would hope so. As it stands, a lone nut can be handled by law enforcement.

    • Jon, you realize you just undermined the entire war of terrorism? If there was a vast army of anything doing those acts only then would it be appropriate to whip out our vast standing army to deal with it. I hope I don’t sound too communist when I say a vast army is one that commits hundreds of troops to a single engagement.

    • When you write about that supposedly hypothetical series of events, Jon, you might want to consider the point of view of people who are watching what’s happening in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  • jon

    This is the guy that used the insanity defense and served time in federal prison for threatening to kill President George W. Bush and bomb a Vermont veterans’ clinic in 2002. Sounds right wing to me. I mean everyone on the right hated Bush!

  • Tyrone

    LIES AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

    Republican know if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, their base “white people” will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the Republicans can shield “white people” from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie ie….. The Iraq War. It thus becomes vitally important for the Republicans to use all of their powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the Republicans.? Republicans love to lie. That’s how they got away with stealing the Presidency – and then robbing America blind for their greedy corporate paymasters like Enron and Halliburton. It is also how they got white Republican to turn out for the midterm election of 2010! Remember Bush’s recount chairman James Baker declaring that “the vote in Florida has been counted and then recounted”? That was a lie. 175,000 votes were never counted even once, thanks to the partisan Republican majority on the Supreme Court. In addition, 19 Republican counties never did the mandatory machine recount. Yet to this day, Katherine Harris continues to lie by saying: “The votes were counted and recounted and recounted again.” Remember Bush saying Enron’s Ken Lay “was a supporter of [Texas Democratic Gov.] Ann Richards in my run [against her] in 1994… And that’s when I first got to know Ken.” That was a double lie. Lay supported Bush in 1994 – perhaps as a return favor for Bush’s 1988 call to Argentina’s Interior Minister Rodolfo Terragno, to lobby for an Enron contract.
    Remember when George Bush I said, “Read my lips – no new taxes”? He was lying. And Richard Nixon lied when he said, “I am not a crook.”
    But the Biggest Lie of all time was Bush’s repeated claim that Iraq had enough nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons to justify a US-led invasion and conquest. That lie murdered 4,400 American troops in Iraq for NOTHING!!

    • Jon

      Does the term Bigotry mean anything to you? How dare you lump all white people together as if they are all the same.
      Hate to tell you but the Budget Surplus you are talking about was a budget trick that used the SS surplus to make it look like a surplus. The Obama stimulus money was never meant to reduce unemployment; it was intended to increase dependency on the Federal government. Are you sure the country was going to fall without the Obama stimulus? Where exactly was it spent? Have you ever looked at the results of FDR’s spending during the Depression and its effect on unemployment?
      I think you are a little misguided, there was considerable hatred for Bush among the left, and among the liberal media.

      • Tyrone

        Let me start off by stating that I’m not a racist! I’m just acknowledging the obvious! If you reread my post I said Republican base “white People”! 91% of voting Republicans are WHITE! Those white people have been drinking Republican Kool-Aid for years! Voting against America and Americans especially minorities Americans! Now during the 2008 campaign over and over the white control media constantly stated. That blacks were only voting for Senator Obama because he was black! They also quoted over and over the base of the Democrat Party is black. Many whites in this country that hold on to racist view are Republican THAT IS A FACT! Now you may not want to believe that ….So…be…IT! But we are seeing that white Republican are have voted for some of the worse Republican Presidents in the history of the US! In Wisconsin white Republicans voted a Republican Governor into office AND IT BACK FIRE ON THEM! White Republican voted in G.W.Bush and as a result 4,400 military are dead for NOTHING….So if you don’t want to acknowledge that fact SO…be IT!

      • Tyrone

        ACKNOWLEDGE TRUTH

        First let me say I love all GOD’ s people! I believe there is good in many people! I also believe that hate is taught! It seem every time I mention “white people” or “white control media”! I’m called a racist or the claim that I’m whining! Well my question is why is it OK for white pundits to say. African Americans will vote for President Obama because he is black! Which couldn’t be further from the truth and totally racist! 43 white only male only Presidents where white! Of those 43 white only male only Presidents. Starting in the 20th century blacks voted for 18 of the male only white only Presidents! White hatred and white institutional racism prevented black from voting before that! The reason I say “white control media” is because it is true! The media is controlled by white people! Pushing the moral envelop is controlled by white people! If NYPD want to show white people nudity THAT IS OK! But if Janet Jackson shows less then a second of her breast! The FCC steps in and it’s a scandal! American TV and movie is bombarded with white people! White racism is worse then all racism in America! It has done the most damage and has enter every aspect of American life! It has been the most detrimental to just living a good life in America! It has cause America to waste time that could create good and better! It seem white Americans are always looking for someone to hate! Today it’s Muslim and black people! One thing I have to give credit to white people is being consistence! It’s always hate blacks and ______? White people forget that we all belong to GOD and he create us all equal! White racism say GOD is WRONG!!! Also comparing the hatred of Bush to the assault and hatred of President Obama. Is totally ignorance! Bush sent American troops to their death in Iraq for NOTHING! Bush receive a 800 billion dollar surplus and turn it into a 13 trillion dollar debt!! Today ignorant white people want to charge President Obama with the ignorance of BUSH!!!!

  • Tyrone

    INTERNET REPUBLICAN LIES

    I’m a internet junkie that read many website. When I go on the Republican websites attacking President Obama is their main focus! Calling President Obama a racist, socialist and claiming he is not a American. Attacking his name and his wife and family members are there focus! Criticizing any and everything President Obama propose or just thinks about! Calling President Obama the worse President EVER! In just two years and a couple of months in office these people could twist their month to think that President Obama is the worse President EVER! President Obama came into office after Republican President G.W. Bush turn a surplus into a 13 trillion debt started two wars. One in Afghanistan the other in Iraq. The Iraq War was started on a LIE and was continue after finding out it was a LIE for NOTHING! Over 4,400 and counting American troop dead for NOTHING! Yet these people on these Republican website call President Obama the worse President EVER! These sick people don’t respect life of the fact that those men and women of the military gave their lives for them and their country base on a lie! President Obama is pulling out of Iraq President Obama establish a plan in Afghanistan. Something that WAS NOT done under Bush! President Obama’s stimulus plan stop the downfall of America’s financial downfall and gave tax cuts to Americans! To this day no one explain what Bush stimulus plan DID! President Obama save the automobile industry and many auto workers jobs! President Obama overturn don’t asked don’t tell so gays that sacrifice their life’s are treated equal! Fifteen pass President tried and fail to get Universal Healthcare plan pass President Obama did it! Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) knows that internet lies and hatred of President Obama speak to their racist white base! That is why he does not condemn white ignorance hatred and believe of lies about President Obama!

  • Tyrone

    BILL O’ REILLY A PERVERT & HYPOCRITE

    Why is it that the white control media plays up a interview with the President of the United State and a hypocrite, racist and pervert Bill O’Reilly? Some even saying President Obama is going to be on a hot seat with a man that accuse and blame all Muslim for 9/11! Which is a racist and disrespectful statement! O’Reilly also stated that he didn’t think black America knew how to utensil when eating! He also stated that whites are afraid to say anything against blacks for fear of be called racist! BUT HE IS A RACIST! Nor could he care that anyone knows it! HYPOCRITE!!! O’Reilly like Hannity and Glenn and Palin are all No-it-All with no knowledge of how to fix America! All they know is how to disrespect the country and President Obama! Fox News should have some morals and fire Bill O’Reilly and instead of keep a pervert! A man that has know respect for women a man that spurs racist and disrespectful comments! In other words WHO CARES WHAT A CRIMINAL SAY!!!!!

  • Tyrone

    STUPID AMERICAN REPUBLICANS

    Human life American citizen American troop’s life mean nothing to Republican voters and Republican politician! Human sacrifice means nothing to Republican politician and Republican voters! Especially if it in America! Republican voters voted for former President G.W. Bush not ones but twice! The worse President ever in the history of America! It is reported that Bush can’t travel in some country promoting his book. For fear of being arrested for war crimes! Other country see the stupidity in this ignorance evil man. BUT NOT AMERICAN REPUBLICAN VOTERS!!!! A Republican President that turn a surplus into 13 trillion dollar debt! Started two wars! Afghanistan war without a plan the Iraq War base on a lie. Then continue the war in Iraq sacrificing American troops life’s for NOTHING! After finding out there were no W.O.M.D ( Weapon of Mass Destruction)!!! President Obama is closing out the needless war in Iraq and has establish a plan for Afghanistan! Bush had a stimulus package of 350 billion that did nothing to stop the mess he cause! President Obama stimulus package STOP the downfall of the country and save many Americans job! BUT Republicans demonize President Obama package! Today President Obama is criticize for not bringing the unemployment down to 8%! Also any and everything he does! Bush cause the death of American troops for NOTHING! He was never demonize like President Obama! Many Republican that voted for Bush policy are still in officer and cause the disaster President Obama is fixing! Yet Republican voters voted in the midterm election to turn power back to the idiot that create it! Some shouting out they want their country back!

  • Tyrone

    GLENN BECK IS A TOTAL IDIOT

    The first black President has been under attack the day he said he was going to run for President! The white right wing news commentator like Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly and the total idiot Glenn Beck. They will find a way to blame and criticize anything and everything not associate with the President doing! Take the BP oil incident President Obama was criticize daily. Even after he negotiate what was a 75 million dollar cap into a 20 billion dollar cap! The stimulus package has been demonize after it stop a total financial downfall and gave many American tax cuts! Save many American jobs and create jobs! Still the right wing news criticize and lied on the stimulus validity! Now today Glenn Beck has gone off into a complete new stupidity! He is now trying to associate the devastation wreaked by Japan’s worst-ever earthquake and the accompanying tsunami with President Obama! He also criticizing the news for telling Americans to have a plan if it hits America!

  • Aloha Achebar

    TYRONE NAMES HIS TRIPLETS GLENN, SEAN AND BILL.

    Stockholm is a nut case who is a Muslim convert. AP reported it, not Fox News. Don’t believe me? Go search NPR’s site for his name and see the AP report. He’s made death threats against G W Bush, planted bombs at airports, and has a long history of crime and mental illness. Like Loughner, he took advantage of the animosity between political extremists in order to get maximum attention. Congratulations, you fell for it, and you’re still wrong.

    Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle alone….

  • Tyrone

    WHITE RACISM AND THE DAMAGE TO AMERICA

    Marilyn Davenport, a white Fullerton resident, recently emailed a picture with President Obama’s face superimposed over a baby chimp’s face with the “caption, “Now you know why — No birth certificate!” After I saw the picture I must admit I was not surprise! White racism has always taken the lead in America! It has always been the go to! Whenever there is nothing to say positive or with intelligent. Low minded whites resort to racism! Or just when you think America is going toward racial change! A white Republican say NO! The picture is provocative, but the responses to the cartoon are what’s most telling. I’m glad this cartoon was published. I’m even more pleased with the transparency of the responses; as they really expose where this country is. Where white racism is! Here are some interesting things for consideration: Often times in surveys taken questioning the relationship of whites with blacks, white commentators consider most conflicts in a historical context often making comments like, “I think we’re past all that stuff now”. -Mind you, similar responses occurred during the marked times of Jim Crow when lynching’s, bombings, tarring were common place. Likewise during the most notable periods of Mexican, Japanese and Chinese exploitation. Curiously, as people of color were directed the same questions, most answers identified a serious dissatisfaction or need for improvement. Now, instead of explicit denial we have something worse clichés like, “let it go” or “can’t we just move on”. When a member of the white race has anything aggressed toward them that disrupt their comforts or entitlements, their reactions are often extreme, yet in their minds always justified. People of color have long tried to move on. What do you think the Black, Brown, Red and Yellow Power movements were all about? To gain the capacity to move on -justly!! The thought of waking up in the morning without the constant reminders of minority ship and without the entitlement culture always taken the liberty to define and explain that which they have never lived is what the fight has always been about.

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