A Maryland Muslim man has been arrested after police say he was plotting a terrorist attack using a rental truck, and it comes just days after a member of Congress urged fellow Muslims to “raise hell”.
ABC News reports:
Rondell Henry, 28, of Germantown, Maryland, has been charged with interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, but in court documents authorities allege a much more sinister intention.
According to authorities, Henry claimed to law enforcement that he was inspired by the Islamic State when he stole a U-Haul van looking to use it as a weapon.
“I was just going to keep driving and driving and driving. I wasn’t going to stop,” he told law enforcement officers after his arrest, according to court documents filed in his case.
On his phone, authorities found “images of gun-wielding ISIS fighters, the ISIS flag, and the Pulse nightclub shooter” who killed 49 people at the Orlando bar three years ago. …
The Justice Department said Henry harbored “hatred” for anyone who wasn’t Muslim, and he was allegedly inspired by watching terrorist propaganda videos.
The thwarted attack comes just 16 days after Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar urged Muslims to “raise hell” in America.
The Clarion Project reported March 26:
During last weekend’s Southern California fundraising circuit, freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar incited American Muslims to “raise hell.” Speaking at the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) banquet, Omar made yet another series of provocative statements unbecoming of someone who claims to want solidarity and peace. Listen below:
Omar also spoke about American Muslims living with the “discomfort of being second-class citizens.”
The feds say Henry intended to create “panic and chaos” like a Muslim did in Nice, France in 2016.
In other words, raise hell on the streets of America.