Domestic terrorist: Austin bomber Mark Anthony Conditt was homeschooled by a conservative Christian family and contemplated going on a “mission trip” before becoming a terrorist.
Conditt, the bombing suspect believed to be responsible for terrorizing the Austin, Texas community with a series of bombings that killed two people and injured four more is dead.
According to reports, the 24-year-old bombing suspect died by detonating an explosive device after police cornered him in the early morning hours of March 21.
According to a Facebook post from Conditt’s mother, Danene Conditt, the Austin bomber was homeschooled, and contemplated going on a “mission trip” before becoming a domestic terrorist.
A February 2013 Facebook post from Conditt’s mother reads:
I officially graduated Mark from High School on Friday. 1 down, 3 to go. He has 30 hrs of college credit too, but he’s thinking of taking some time to figure out what he wants to do….maybe a mission trip. Thanks to everyone for your support over the years.
On her Facebook page Danene Conditt indicates she received her education from Gustavus Adolphus College, a “liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.”
After his conservative Christian homeschooling, Conditt attended Austin Community College from 2010 to 2012, but didn’t graduate.While attending Austin Community College the domestic terrorist wrote a blog called “Defining My Stance.” In his bio for the blog Conditt wrote:
My name is Mark Conditt. I enjoy cycling, parkour, tennis, reading, and listening to music. I am not that politically inclined. I view myself as a conservative, but I don’t think I have enough information to defend my stance as well as it should be defended. The reasons I am taking this class is because I want to understand the US government, and I hope that it will help me clarify my stance, and then defend it.
Blog posts written by Conditt argued against same-sex marriage, against abortion, and in favor of the death penalty.
Ultimately, it appears that Conditt chose to defend his conservative stance with bombs.
Bottom line: Austin Bomber Mark Anthony Conditt was homeschooled by a conservative Christian family and contemplated going on a “mission trip” before becoming a domestic terrorist.
And so it goes.