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US Media On Terrorism: It’s OK, So Long As White People Do It

Posted by Phoenix Woman on January 31, 2011

Roger Stockham (booking photo, Wayne County, MI Sheriff's office)

Even as seemingly the whole of the conservative media and punditry has spent the last week trying to get Americans to hate and fear Muslims in Egypt as potential evil terrorists, yet another attempted right-wing terror attack in the US get comparatively ignored; it wasn’t until yesterday that the media deigned to notice the attempted bombing of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan a week ago today (hat tip to MEC):

Roger Stockham, 63, was arraigned Wednesday on one count on a threat of terrorism or false report and one count of explosive-possession of bombs with unlawful intent for possession of Class C fireworks, Dearborn Police said.

“He’s very dangerous,” Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad told the Free Press. “We took his threat to be very serious.”

Haddad said the man was previously known to law enforcement officials in other parts of the country.

“He’s had a long history of being angry with the United States government,” Haddad said.

But hey, he’s a white guy, so it’s OK with the conservatives, I guess.

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