Benjamin Morrow, a Wisconsin man who blew himself up in a “homemade explosives laboratory” in his apartment, was a devout Baptist and a white supremacist.
The Associated Press reports on Morrow, a resident of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, who was killed in an explosion at his apartment last month:
Court records say a state Department of Justice agent found an “explosives laboratory” and white supremacist literature while investigating a fatal explosion at a Wisconsin apartment building.
State investigator Kevin Heimerl says he found 13 jars of the explosive triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, in the Beaver Dam home, along with bomb-making instructions. WKOW-TV reports Heimerl says containers labeled TATP were also found in an apartment garage.
The explosion last month killed 28-year-old Benjamin Morrow, who lived in the apartment. Authorities say they also found white supremacist literature in the bedroom.
Bombs, guns and Jesus – sounds like a domestic terrorist in training.
Morrow’s life and death paints a picture of a profoundly troubled young man who was indoctrinated into conservative Christianity at a young age.
Morrow’s obituary reads:
Benjamin Douglas Morrow, age 28, went home to his Heavenly Father on March 5, 2018. Ben was born in Cedar Rapids, IA on March 13, 1989 to Donald and Grace Morrow. He accepted Jesus as his personal Saviour at the age of four-and-a-half, and was baptized at Victory Baptist Church in Appleton, WI a few years later.
Accepted Jesus as his personal Saviour at the age of four-and-a-half? No. No child can know what it is to accept Jesus as their “personal Saviour” at only four-and-a-half.
The obituary continues:
Ben graduated from Morrow Home School in 2007, and from Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL in May 2013. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Pharmacy, with minors in both Chemistry and Mathematics. He was an excellent student, with a thirst for knowledge.
ABC reports that search warrants and other court records concerning the March 5 explosion at the Beaver Dam apartment complex had been sealed “so as to not alert potential co-actors.”
However, police now believe Morrow was acting alone.
Bottom line: A junior member of the American Taliban was destroyed while building bombs in his Wisconsin apartment. The good news: Nobody else was harmed in the explosion that took the life of the Christian white supremacist.