Sunday, May 17, 2015

One law for us, another law for them

Robert Rankin Doggart was arrested last month after he was recorded on a wiretapped phone talking about his intention to take a private militia to Hancock, New York State, 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. We will wait and see if even the maximum sentence is imposed upon this long-time advocate of religious hate.

"We will offer those lives as collateral to prove our commitment to our God,” That's pretty much the definition of any Islamic fundamentalist martyr.

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? Where are the calls from Fox TV for the “moderate Christian" community to come forth and denounce this domestic terrorist?

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