With the recent bombing and shootings in Oslo committed by madman Anders Breivik, we decided to take a look back and find the 10 most notorious white terrorists of all-time.
When you hear the word terrorist in our national media conversation, you usually hear the words Islamic and Muslim right before it. But rarely do you hear the word associated with a white person when they commit a terrorist act.
The list below takes an in-depth look into the lives of 10 individuals who wreaked havoc in their country.
The list has the likes of Timothy McVeigh, Ted Kaczynski, and Jared Loughner to name a few.
10. Richard Poplawski
Poplawski got in an argument with his mother and she called the cops on him. When they arrived, Poplawski was waiting for them with a bulletproof vest and shot five police officers with an AK-47, wounding two and killing three, including an African-American.
Poplawski’s shooting of police officers seemingly had no motive until authorities looked into his background.
Poplawski was a white supremacist who frequently posted on the Neo-Nazi, extremely pro-Ron Paul site, Stormfront; and Alex Jones’ New World Order conspiracy theory site, Infowars. Poplawski would post videos of Glenn Beck with Paul talking about FEMA concentration camps onto Stormfront. In the video, Paul would speculate that while there was no evidence of FEMA concentration camps, he still believed they might come in the future.
Poplawski believed that the government was being secretly run by Jews – and that Obama wanted to take away his rights, specifically to bare arms. Here is an online rant he wrote:
“The federal government, mainstream media, and banking system in these United States are strongly under the influence of – if not completely controlled by – Zionist interest. An economic collapse of the financial system is inevitable, bringing with it some degree of civil unrest if not outright balkanization of the continental U.S., civil/revolutionary/racial war . . . This collapse is likely engineered by the elite Jewish powers that be in order to make for a power and asset grab.”
9. James Von Brunn
James Von Brunn open fired at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., in 2010, killing an African-American security guard, Stephen Johns. Von Brunn was part of Ron Paul’s group, and would send emails attacking the IRS and the ATF. He had previously been arrested for kidnapping members of the Federal Reserve Board, one of Paul’s frequent targets. He seemed to have a similar anti-Semitic conspiracy theory to Poplawski and believed in an Illuminati group.
Here are some of Von Brunn’s anti-Semitic conspiracy writings:
“The Henrik Holappa atrocity is a metaphor for the ILLUMINATI conquest of America: The ILLUMINATI, has captured America illegally, and is incarcerating her NOW into a Global Zionist state.
“Well informed patriots are ignoring the URGENCY, the extreme DANGER confronting them. There is sparse time remaining. You must ACT NOW. KILL THE ENEMY OR DIE IN THE GULAG !
“You want my weapons – this is how you’ll get them. The Holocaust is a lie. Obama was created by Jews. Obama does what his Jew owners tell him to do. Jews captured America’s money. Jews control the mass media. The 1st Amendment is abrogated.”
8. John Patrick Bedell
John Patrick Bedell went to the Pentagon with a gun and began shooting at guards, injuring two before being killed. He was a Ron Paul style libertarian, and was a member of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, an organization credited as being the driving force for Paul’s political and economic philosophies. The institute was founded and run by Paul’s former chief of staff and longtime friend, Lew Rockwell. Bedell would post on the Ludwig Von Mises site about how our government was criminal. Rockwell refers to the Pentagon as the Pentagram (evil satanic symbol) and subscribes to the John Birch society, New World Order (conspiracy theory).
Bedell himself was a conspiracy theorist, who believed that 9/11 was set up by the government. We can see how the combination of conspiracy theories and anti-government sentiment led to Bedell taking out his anger on what his hero, Rockwell called the “Pentagram.”
7. Andrew Joseph Stack
Stack took Tea Party anger at taxes to a new level when he flew a plane into the Austin, Texas, IRS building, killing himself. He left behind a manifesto attacking the IRS, taxes, and government bailouts.
6. Jared Loughner
Loughner killed six people when he tried to assassinate Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in 2011. He is a conspiracy theorist who believed in a New World Order plot to brainwash people. He is also a fan of conspiracy movies by far right talk show host, Alex Jones.
5. Daniel Cowart
Cowart was one of two white supremacists who plotted to kill 88 African-Americans at a Black school and then kill President Barack Obama in 2008. Like Poplawski, he was a member of the white supremacist site, Stormfront. Cowart plead guilty and was sentenced to life in prison for the plot.
4. Byron Williams
In 2010, a California man named Byron Williams traveled to San Francisco with explosives, guns, and ammunition to try and kill progressives. The progressives he intended to kill were members of the Tides Foundation and the ACLU, two groups his favorite TV personality, Glenn Beck, would routinely attack on television. Before he could carry out his attack, he was pulled over by police and engaged them in a shoot-out. Williams spoke to the media from behind bars and made it clear that Glenn Beck directly inspired his actions.
3. Ted Kaczynski
Ted Kaczynski managed to elude the FBI for over twenty years while he sent bombs through the mail to individuals involved in airlines and universities, earning the name the Unabomber. He would write to the New York Times and other newspapers saying he would stop bombing if they published his anti-technology manifesto. Kaczynski is currently serving life in prison.
2. Anders Behring Breivik
Anders Behring Breivik killed 93 people in a bombing and shooting spree in Norway, including dozens of teenagers. He is anti-Muslim and believes that rap music is causing the downfall of Norway.
1. Timothy McVeigh
Timothy McVeigh believed in a New World Order conspiracy. He was an extremely right-wing and pro-gun white supremacist. McVeigh killed 168 people when he blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City in 1995. He was convicted of 11 federal offenses and sentenced to death. His execution took place on June 11, 2001 at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.
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