Thursday, February 20, 2003

It would appear that suicide bombing is no longer a "Muslim thing":

A Ku Klux Klan leader charged with firearms violations told an undercover informant that he had converted his car into a suicide bomb, authorities said yesterday.

David Hull, 40, of Amwell, Washington County, was arrested last week by federal agents who said he built pipe bombs and had attempted to obtain hand grenades for an abortion clinic bombing.

Hull is self-declared Imperial Wizard of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a faction that grew out of the defunct Invisible Empire Klan. Hull also has connections with various members of both factions of the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations.

The revelations about a car bomb as well as allegations Hull had made homemade guns, had given an illegal silencer to an informant and planned to conduct military training at Klan gatherings came in a document submitted by prosecutors during a hearing in U.S. District Court yesterday.
Well, it's not exactly the same as strapping on an explosive belt, but then again cars are much easier for westerners to get, and can be easily packed with enough explosives to destroy a sizable building. I'll ignore the Klan element and just note that there are apparently causes that some Christians are just as willing to sacrifice themselves for as Muslims. Virgins (or dates) aside, martyrdom is martyrdom.

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