New York - A self-described Donald Trump follower was arrested and charged on Sunday in California with possession of an explosive device that would allegedly be used to bomb Muslims.
New York – A self-described Donald Trump follower was arrested and charged on Sunday in California with possession of an explosive device that would allegedly be used to bomb Muslims.
Police evacuated a neighborhood in Richmond, San Francisco, California after receiving an anonymous phone tip on December 17 that a man was fabricating bombs and making threats to kill Muslims, American media reported.
Authorities located the residence of William Celli, a 55-year-old American from California, and removed a suspicious device from his home, which was later detonated by the police, according to CBS San Francisco.
According to NBC, police had not yet determined if the explosive device was active or inactive. The suspect remains at the Contra Costa County jail. William Celli, a self-employed plumber, often made derogatory comments on Facebook about Syrian refugees, Latino immigrants, Democrats, and the lack of right-wing Republicans.
“Very unhappy to report that we are getting invaded by tens of thousands of illegals. I have lost 30% of my business to Hispanics coming to my country under false pretenses and freeload in construction or in the blue collar sector they need to go back home let’s not talk about the welfare they suck dry,” Celli posted on June 2014.
He also made several comments to declare his hard-die support for Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, and his anti-Muslim rhetoric. “Donald trumps on again I’m happy leaders okay but this guys a great point man I’ll follow this MAN to the end of the world,” Celli wrote on October 21.
“Donald Trump’s on again I’m feeling good about myself,” he posted again on October 28.
Although Celli was charged with making a bomb with the intention to kill Muslims, mainstream media failed to report the act as a terrorist threat, much less as white-supremacist or right-wing extremist.
According to a report by US Uncut website, the New America Foundation, reported white right-wing extremists as the “most dangerous terrorist groups in the United States”.
More Americans have been murdered at the hands of white supremacists than by Muslim extremists since 9/11, according to the FBI. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), hate crimes against American mosques in 2015 have exceeded previous years.
“Of the total of 71 incidents to date in 2015, 29 occurred since the November 13 terror attacks in Paris.” said CAIR via Facebook. “Of those 29 incidents, 15 occurred prior to the December 3 San Bernardino killings and 14 took place after that attack,” CAIR statistics noted.