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Feds indict Klansman trying to build an anti-Muslim X-ray cannon

This would be a huge story if the two were Muslims.

Feds indict Klansman trying to build an anti-Muslim X-ray cannon


Federal prosecutors moved forward with a terrorism case against a purported Klansman who had been soliciting money from Jewish businessmen to build a bizarre — but technologically feasible — X-ray cannon intended to secretly kill Muslims.

Eric J. Feight, 55 pleaded guilty Wednesday to domestic terrorism-related charges in a federal courtroom in Albany, N.Y., and faces up to 15 years in prison. His alleged co-conspirator, Glendon Scott Crawford, 49, pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday after being indicted on three federal felony counts. The indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Albany, New York last week charged Crawford with attempting to produce and use a radiological dispersal device, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and distributing information relating to weapons of mass destruction.

The Times-Union of Albany reported that Feight and his lawyers may seek a plea agreement in exchange for testimony against Crawford.

Investigators began looking at Crawford in April 2012, after the self-described Klansman approached a Schenectady synagogue, looking for financial support to build the radiation device.

“Crawford planned to create a mobile, remotely operated, radiation-emitting device capable of killing people silently from a distance with lethal doses of ionizing radiation,” according to the indictment. “Crawford’s intended targets were Muslims, Muslim-related organizations and persons Crawford believed were contributing to the demise of the United States.”

Crawford struck out in New York, then went to North Carolina looking for backing. The FBI had been tracking him at this point, notes the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Crawford “described to the [undercover FBI agents] his radiation emitting device, his remote initiation device, mobilizing the radiation device and discussed operation security concerns,” a criminal complaint filed last June said. “Crawford again solicited money to finance his scheme (primarily to fund the purchase or acquisition of an industrial strength x-ray system).”

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  • Talking_fish_head

    looks like he’s off his meds again

  • Tighe McCandless

    “…the kkk was started by radial liberal progressives…”

    Ah, yes. The organization founded by disgruntled members of a failed bid for statehood revolving around the concept of ‘states’ rights’ (i.e. to be able to have a boot stamping eternally on the face of slaves – forever), trying to lick their humiliating wounds from the fact they’d fought a war on the whim of would-be aristocrats, and then unable to accept the fact that they were occupied. Their obsession with ‘racial’ purity, initial overt religiosity, longing for a mythologized past and absolute contempt for the rights of minorities isn’t a sin you can pin on liberals.

    Ironically, Stalin *would* be proud at your attempt at historical revisionism, at the very least.

  • Christian-Friend

    your mom

  • Sam Seed

    What has Bruce Banner got to do with anything? That picture is a cartoon.

  • Sam Seed

    Not sure on 9/11 but I think it was a middle aged man with a grudge and history of depression who carried out the Fort hood killings but don’t know much about the Jihad.

  • Sam Seed

    Bring out the Muslamic Ray Guns!

  • JD

    Do it…

  • mindy1

    If it wasn’t so dangerous, you could laugh at the absurdity of it.

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