fbi arrests white terrorist plotting large scale attack #whitemenaredangerous

February 17, 2017

What happens when you put a white supremacist and the internet together? Why terrorist attacks, of course. Inspired by Charleston shooter Dylann Roof, 29-year-old by the name of Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell of Conway, South Carolina was arrested by federal agents for allegedly plotting an attack this week. Apparently he’s not the brightest bulb in the bunch–according to Huffington Post, “His plan ran into some other logistical problems along the way: his mother wouldn’t let him use her cellphone, and he had to borrow money from his grandfather to buy a weapon from the undercover FBI agent he thought was a member of the Aryan Nations.” The arrest occurred on Wednesday after he purchased a disabled Glock and hollow point ammunition from an undercover federal agent for $109. His Facebook posts and interactions with the FBI agent make it clear that Dylann Roof was a hero of sorts for him, and although the details of his plan hadn’t been fully fleshed out, his intent was to attack racial and religious minorities. I wonder if this is enough for white America to admit that white supremacy fuels terrorism far more than any other group in this country? Guess we’ll have to wait & see.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor