That guy with the explosives going to blow up a mosque in Detroit? Yeah, he used a Mohammedan name and he spent time in prison for threatening to kill … President Bush back in 2002.
This story just keeps getting stranger. As we began unearthing details about Roger Stockham Sunday, it was clear the guy had a few screws loose. In the last update we had there were links to numerous news accounts from Stockham’s past, including one reporting he was a convert to Islam. That’s worth noting since some reaction was already becoming hysterical and he left was already making references to Glenn Beck and (for them) the usual suspects.
Now things become even murkier.
A decorated Army veteran accused of plotting to blow up a Metro Detroit mosque served time in federal prison for threatening to kill President George W. Bush and bomb a Vermont veterans’ clinic in 2002.
Before the arrest, Stockham called a local paper twice to say he was going to explode bombs in the neighborhood. In one call, he identified himself as “Hem Ahadin,” saying he was “a local Muslim terrorist on a roll.”
He ranted against the VA, the FBI and Bush, largely because of the things the president had said about Iraq in a speech earlier in the week.
According to affidavit filed in U.S. District Court, Stockham threatened to carry out “jihad,” or holy war, against the VA office in White River, Vt.
Yeah, about that right-wing meme the leftists are using yet again? Just as wrong as those other times. They keep trying to sell the meme but the violent crazies refuse to cooperate and be right-wing.