Is White Terrorist a Contradiction in Terms?

General J C Christian at Jesus’s General explains CNN’s coverage of terrorism versus white, Christian terrorism highspiritedness here.

You didn’t report that, yesterday. Indeed, you and CNN haven’t reported on Joos or his cohorts at any time. And that’s why it struck me that you have a keen eye for spotting who qualifies as a terrorist and who doesn’t. Khalid Ouazzani, who’s swarthy and Muslim, is a terrorist. Pastor Joos, who’s blonde, white, and Christian, isn’t.

What Gen. Christian was referring to:

A firearms and explosives expert suspected of involvement with two white supremacist brothers in the sending of a bomb to the office of a municipal diversity officer was sentenced to 6½ years in prison in Missouri on Tuesday.

Robert Joos Jr., an antigovernment zealot and pastor of a church of “apocalyptic Christians,” was convicted in January of being a felon in possession of firearms and a felon in possession of explosives. He had a prior conviction for unlawful use of a weapon.

Joos, 56, was indicted last year along with twin brothers Dennis and Daniel Mahon, following a lengthy investigation into the delivery of a mail bomb to the office of Scottsdale, Ariz., diversity officer Don Logan in 2004. Logan, who is black, needed extensive surgery for injuries to his hands and arms. His secretary suffered injuries to her face and eyes. The Mahons* are awaiting trial.

and this:

Joos remained at large until June 29, 1994, when two troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol — Sgt. Steve Dorsey and the late Cpl. Bobbie Harper — arrested Joos after a scuffle. A search of Joos’ van revealed a loaded .32 caliber, five-shot revolver, which was in an opaque plastic bag between the van’s seats.

In September 1994, Harper was shot sniper style through a window of his home while he was preparing a dish of ice cream. Harper, who was recovering from a liver transplant, did not die in the attack, but never returned to work. Harper died in 1996 after a heart operation. A Joos associate, Timothy Coombs, was suspected in the shooting. Coombs remains at large.

*I have a quote from Dennis Mahon on my fanaticism page.

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