Here are 8 conservative white men accused of domestic terrorism during Trump’s presidency
A terrorist is dead in Austin, as the serial bomber who had been targeting minorities blew himself up as cops closed in.
Mark Anthony Conditt was an ideologue who belonged to an extremist religious group that worked firearms training into its practice and which reportedly discussed explosives.
However, Conditt, who also went by “Kelly Killmore,” was a white man and a conservative Christian. And so he has been described as a “quiet,” “nerdy” “young man” from a “tight-knit, godly family.”
The Austin bombing suspect was a quiet, “nerdy” young man who came from a “tight-knit, godly family,” said Donna Sebastian Harp, who had known the family for nearly 18 years https://t.co/psiAniAMuK
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 21, 2018
While they refuse to release his video confession, Austin police say Conditt was “a very challenged young man.”
Here are some other white conservative terrorists that have flown under the radar during the Trump administration—these are just the politically motivated terrorists from the past year, not including less recent white supremacist Dylann Roof or white males mass murderers who appear to be thrill killers like Stephen Paddock of Las Vegas.
In 2017, Christian terrorist Scott Ostrem, walked into a Walmart in Littleton Colorado, where the Columbine shootings occurred, and shot three people waiting to pay for their groceries. He then drove home and spent the night in his apartment before fleeing as police came to arrest him. According to reports, Ostrem’s apartment had “a stack of Bibles and virtually no furniture.”
Ostrem’s sister blamed his murder’s on side-effects of acid he took in 1988. According to her, Ostrem came to believe he was possessed by demons. She said his only “treatment” was talking to his priest and described a Catholic priest visiting to read a Bible and bless Ostrem with a crucifix placed against his forehead as he asked the demons to leave his body.
Osteen would walk around his apartment complex wearing a karate outfit and carrying either a bow and arrow of a rifle in a bag. He would greet white neighbors but not Hispanic neighbors.
“He wouldn’t say nothing to us, but he talked to the only white couple who lives here,” one neighbor said. “I don’t understand where that hatred comes from.”
His sister said she told family that Ostrem needed to be committed before he harmed someone, but they never got around to doing it.
Conservative Christian Canadian terrorist Alexandre Bissonnette allegedly attacked a mosque in January 2017. He killed six peaceful Muslim worshippers and injured 17 others. Bissonnette held extreme rightwing views and was an outspoken advocate of French racist Marine Le Pen, who reportedly radicalized him during her visit to Canada.
A brave American soldier was allegedly killed by a white conservative terrorist on the streets of Maryland in May 2017. Lieutenant Richard Collins, a black man, was walking down the streets he protected through his uniformed service when the alleged terrorist, Trump-loving right-winger Sean Urbanski, told him to move out of the way.
The brave soldier refused to move, and the cowardly terrorist allegedly produced a knife and stabbed the American soldier to death in cold blood.
Urbanski was a member of a Nazi group called Alt-Reich Nation and frequently hit ‘like’ on racist and anti-semetic posts and memes.
Kenneth Gleason, an Eagle scout turned suspect terrorist, was arrested in Louisiana in 2017 on charges of committing two racially motivated murders of black men. The cowardly terrorist allegedly drove up to two different black men and gunned them down from his car. One of the victims was a homeless man, the other was a 49-year-old on his way to work as a dishwasher at a cafe. In both cases the alleged terrorist wounded the men and then walked up to shoot them, execution-style, with a 9mm handgun.
The alleged terrorist is a college drop-out and shoplifter. When police searched his home they found drugs—a gram of marijuana and vials of human growth hormone—plus a handwritten copy of an Adolph Hitler speech.
While making his perp walk, Gleason wore a t-shirt from Philmont, a remote training camp in New Mexico affiliated with the Boy Scouts. At Philmont, Gleason likely would have received firearms training, possibly including the use of Springfield 30.06, a high-caliber rifle preferred by snipers.
In March 2017, alleged terrorist James Jackson traveled to New York to stab a black man to death with a sword in what he described as “practice” for a larger-scale killing. Jackson allegedly found an elderly black man who was collecting cans and stabbed him to death. Jackson turned himself in a day later, and has been charged as a terrorist.
In January, a gay Jewish man in Orange County was allegedly killed by Nazi terrorist Samuel Woodward, a member of a Nazi organization tied to five murders around the country.
The Nazi claimed to have Asperger’s Syndrome and is pleading not guilty.
Fellow accused American Nazi terrorist Nicholas Giampa, also a member of Atomwaffen Division, is alleged to have committed a double-murder. The victims were the parents of the Nazi’s girlfriend, who urged her to dump the Papa John’s employee because of his radical beliefs. So he allegedly shot the parents and then himself, failing to kill himself.
Terrorist school shooter William Edward Atchison, who shot two students and then himself at a New Mexico high school in December 2017, was a huge Trump supporter and white supremacist. The terrorist, who had been watched by the FBI for years, killed two innocent Hispanic students at the high school he dropped out of.
Atchison was a big fan of video games and Nazi web sites. He liked the game Wolfenstein 3D—except for the killing Nazis part.
“It was revolutionary for its time,” he wrote in a review. “The problem I have with it is the fact that you spend the entire game killing germans – killing white people.”