Las Vegas – LGBTQNation.com reports that a 23-year-old security guard and white supremacist in Las Vegas, Nevada, was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of an unregistered firearm after investigators discovered components for an improvised explosive device (IED) in his home. An FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation found that he regularly used “derogatory racial, anti-Semitic, and homosexual slurs” online and had talked openly “with an FBI informant online, telling them that he had identified possible targets near Las Vegas, including police leadership, synagogues, an area in downtown Las Vegas with gay bars, and the headquarters for the Anti-Defamation League,” according to Buzzfeed News.
The FBI began investigating the young white man after they discovered his communication with the white extremist group Atomwaffen Division. He had reportedly joined a splinter group called the Feuerkrieg Division with the hopes of providing training in IED construction towards a “righteous cause.” If convicted, he could face ten years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
If the Atomwaffen Division group sounds familiar, it’s the same group that trained a man who stabbed a gay man 20 times in August 2018. Atomwaffen members subsequently celebrated the gay man’s death. (LGBTQ Nation – Daniel Villarrea at Lgbtqnation.com/2019/08/white-supremacist-arrested-plotting-firebomb-gay-bars-synagogues/) [Editor’s note: Baltimore OUTloud edited out the man’s name in order not to give him further publicity.]
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