DTT: It is shocking how main stream media have been silent on former congressional candidate and Christian minister who was arrested for plotting to attack Muslim community in New York.
This right-wing Robert Doggart was arrested planning to burn down a mosque, a school, and a cafeteria while murdering civilians in a New York Muslim community using m4 Rifles, explosives, machetes, and snipers.
Someone on Facebook posted a perfect comment pointing out the double-standards if this individual was Muslim:
“If you are a white insane religious extremist with terror plans you get max 0-5 years and no terror charge and is released on bail. If you are a Muslim and a insane religious extremist with terror plans you will be charged as a terrorist and held in jail with no communication to the outside world (incl. a lawyer).”
By Zaid Jilani / AlterNet
For years, far-right media outlets, including Fox News, have warned of so-called “no go zones” where Muslims have taken over Western cities and enacted their own form of religious law. One of these mythical zones has been identified as Hancock, New York.
It is difficult to imagine that there is no impact of years of demonizing the Muslim community and spreading paranoia about sharia law. Therefore it’s hardly surprising that someone was recently arrested actually plotting to attack Hancock.
Robert Rankin Doggart ran for Congress in Tennessee last year as an independent, winning 6.4 percent of the vote. He is also an ordained minister in the Christian National Church.
Doggart was arrested last month after he was recorded on a wiretapped phone talking about his intention to take a private militia to Hancock and burn down a mosque and schools while using deadly force on anyone who resisted. “Our small group will soon be faced with the fight of our lives. We will offer those lives as collateral to prove our commitment to our God,” said Doggart in a Facebook post. “We shall be Warriors who will inflict horrible numbers of casualties upon the enemies of our Nation and World Peace.”
Doggart pleaded guilty to interstate communication of threats and he has been released on a $30,000 bond to home confinement and faces between 0 to 5 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
What’s particularly unusual about this case is first that the FBI chose not to publicize it and that no terror charges were brought. The second is that Doggart, despite expressing intent to commit terrorism, has been let out on bail. Can we imagine the FBI treating a would-be Muslim terrorist the same way?
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