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FBI Seeks Man After ‘Deliberate’ Bombing Of Colorado Springs NAACP Office


What if he were Muslim?

FBI Seeks Man After ‘Deliberate’ Bombing Of Colorado Springs NAACP Office

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a man who may have information about a homemade explosive that someone set off near the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP.

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The blast happened Tuesday outside a barber shop that’s next door to the group’s office, which is about an hour south of Denver. There were no injuries and only minor damage, police said.

An improvised explosive device was detonated against the building, but it was too soon to know whether the nation’s oldest civil rights organization was the target, FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders said. The agency sent members of its Joint Terrorism Task Force to help investigate.

Sanders said investigators were looking for a balding white man in his 40s who may be driving a dirty pickup truck. It could have an open tailgate or a missing or covered license plate.

Investigators Tuesday were examining a red gasoline canister with a yellow nozzle that had been placed next to the explosive device but did not ignite. They also checked pieces of duct tape and metal lying 40 to 50 feet away from the explosion site.

Residents living nearby said they heard a single, loud “boom” but saw no fire. One neighbor, Gregory Alan Johnson, said he was unaware of prior problems near the NAACP’s office. The organization shares the building with the barber shop, whose customers are predominantly black.

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  • eslaporte

    It’s very simple to explain why this was not plastered of the 24/7 news channels: It’s actually more important for American mass media to portray Muslims as a greater threat of domestic ‘terrorism’ and to ‘our national security’ than radicalized and dangerous right wing groups. Because of what happen in Paris yesterday, this is viewed as more valuable in terms of how much the mass media can milk it to demonize Muslims as “a threat to free press” because any violent crimes by people connected to “Islam” (aka “terrorism”) gets world-wide attention.

    We also have a government-connected, “counter-terrorism expert” class that is fixated on “Muslim terrorism” to the exclusion of all other forms of political and religious violence. We have very free “terrorism watchers” watching the radicalized and dangerous right wing.

    The radicalized and dangerous right wing, second to the mentally ill with firearms, is a far greater threat to American society – and European society – than “Muslim extremists.” We could have another Anders Breivik attack tomorrow, and the Western “counter-terrorism expert” class would, once again, be caught with its pants down…

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