Report: Authorities Refuse To Label Austin Bomber A Terrorist

Report: Authorities Refuse To Label Austin Bomber A Terrorist March 22, 2018

The white, Christian homeschooled young man terrorized the Austin, Texas community with a series of bombings, yet authorities refuse to label him a terrorist.

If he was a brown Muslim there would be no question that  Austin bomber Mark Anthony Conditt would be labeled a terrorist. Yet, local and federal authorities refuse to label the white, Christian homeschooled young man a terrorist.

For example, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, tweeting on behalf of President Donald Trump, denied that the Austin Bomber was connected to terrorism:

.@POTUS mourns for victims of the recent bombings in Austin. We are monitoring the situation, federal authorities are coordinating w/ local officials. We are committed to bringing perpetrators of these heinous acts to justice. There is no apparent nexus to terrorism at this time.

And, after revelations that the bomber left a 25 minute confession, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley also denied that Conditt was a terrorist, telling reporters:

Having listened to that recording, he does not at all mention anything about terrorism nor did he mention anything about hate. But instead, it is the outcry of a very challenged young man, talking about challenges in his personal life that led him to this point.

In other words, the white, Christian homeschooled bomber that killed two people and injured several others by sending them five bombs over 19 days was not a terrorist, but simply “a very challenged young man.”

This pity party for the “challenged young man” is deplorable, hypocritical, and an insult to the people killed, maimed, and terrorized by the white, Christian homeschooled, bomber.

At this point in the discussion, some will pull out their dictionaries, rushing to defend the good name of the white, Christian homeschooled bomber, and declare that the bombings that terrorized Austin were really not terrorism, because there is as yet no specific political motive for the heinous crimes.

Such an argument is pedantic bullshit, suitable only for those contrarians sympathetic to the white, Christian homeschooled terrorist, aka the “very challenged young man.”

Writing for Mediaite, Dean Obeidallah, noting the gross hypocrisy of federal and local authorities, as well as many in the mainstream media, asks:

How Many Bombs Does a Non-Muslim Need to Set Off Before Being Called a Terrorist?

Commenting on the terror caused by the “challenged young man,” Obeidallah writes:

they stayed home at night and changed their daily routines because they were afraid of being the bomber’s next target. That’s not only the common sense understanding of terrorism but I’d argue fulfills the definition of terrorism under the federal law since Conditt clearly used his bombings to “intimidate or coerce a civilian population.”

Obeidallah continues:

The Austin bomber should be called a terrorist. That is what he was.  And same for any person — regardless of religion or race — who engages in a campaign of terror like Conditt did that spanned nearly two weeks and was intended to terrorize Americans. The only thing preventing that appears to be that he isn’t Muslim.

Obeidallah is right. If the Austin Bomber was a brown Muslim there would be no question the man was a terrorist, but because Conditt was white, and homeschooled by conservative Christians, he is not really a terrorist, but a “very challenged young man.”

Bottom line: Authorities refuse to call the white, Christian homeschooled young man who terrorized the Austin, Texas community with a series of bombings, “a terrorist.”

For the record: Austin bomber Mark Anthony Conditt was a domestic terrorist. Full stop.

Report: Authorities Refuse To Label Austin Bomber A Terrorist – Facebook and 2010 student ID photo released by Austin Community College shows Mark Anthony Conditt (Image via Facebook/Austin Community College)
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