A Ohio man was arrested on Friday for allegedly plotting to conduct a shooting attack at a synagogue in the Toledo area.
The suspect, 21-year-old Damon M. Joseph, has been charged in a federal court with one count of attempting to provide material support to ISIS.
He was brought into custody after taking possession of two AR-15 rifles.
According to the US Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Ohio, Joseph spoke in admiration of the October massacre of 11 Jewish worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue — carried out by a white supremacist — in a conversation with an undercover FBI agent.
“I admire what the guy did with the shooting, actually,” Joseph said, according to the FBI. “I can see myself carrying out this type of operations inshallah. They wouldn’t even expect (an attack) in my area.” ("Inshallah" is Arabic for "if Allah is willing.")
Allah is always at the heart of the matter. And Muslims and Nazis have long had their own mutual admiration society. But leftists have admired Muslims for almost as long (though the admiration tends to be very one-sided in that regard) and so the same type of terror plot that would get media coverage if it had been a white supremacist will be swept under the rug or blamed on mental illness.
There will be a round of, "This doesn't sound like him" interviews with family members. Mosques will disavow him. And there will be suggestions that the mass murder of Jews comes down to mental illness. A Neo-Nazi wouldn't have gotten that kind of pass, but the media protects its own.