White Supremacist Arrested with Bomb Making Supplies

White Supremacist Arrested with Bomb Making Supplies August 11, 2019

A white supremacist in Las Vegas has been arrested with bomb-making materials after expressing his hatred of black people and threatening to attack a synagogue. It’s just the latest white supremacist to either be arrested attempting a violent attack or actually carrying one out, as in the recent footings in El Paso and Gilroy.

Credit: Martin Leng

The FBI’s Las Vegas Joint Terrorism Task Force has arrested a suspected white supremacist extremist in Nevada.

“A Southern Nevada man, who is employed as a security guard, was charged and arraigned in federal court today in connection to bomb making materials found at his Las Vegas home following an FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation,” KTNV-TV reported Friday.

United States Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich revealed why they charged Conor Climo, 23, of Las Vegas.

Threats of violence motivated by hate and intended to intimidate or coerce our faith-based and LGBTQ communities have no place in this Country,” Trutanich said. “Law enforcement in Nevada remains determined to use the full weight of our investigative resources to prevent bias-motivated violence before it happens. I commend our partners who identified the threat and took swift and appropriate action to ensure justice and protect the community.”

“According to the criminal complaint, Climo was communicating with individuals who identified with a white supremacist extremist organization using the National Socialist Movement to promote their ideology. Members believe in the superiority of the white race and have a common goal of challenging the established laws, social order, and government via terrorism and other violent acts. The organization encourages attacks on the federal government, including critical infrastructure, minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community,” the Department of Justice said in a statement.

“The complaint alleges that during encrypted online conversations throughout 2019, Climo would regularly use derogatory racial, anti-Semitic, and homosexual slurs. He discussed attacking a Las Vegas synagogue and making Molotov Cocktails and improvised explosive devices, and he also discussed conducting surveillance on a bar he believed catered to the LGBTQ community located on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas,” prosecutors said.

The more we manage to catch these guys before they can carry out their violent attacks, the better. And have you noticed that virtually everyone who plans or carries out such attacks is male? And not just in the United States, globally the reality is the same. We need to talk about why nearly all violent extremists in the world are man, which means we need to talk about toxic masculinity and other factors.

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