From WorldNetDaily (of all places) comes this:
A radio talk-show entertainer whose earlier statements that he “may” have to assassinate members of Congress if the wrong people were elected Nov. 7 now has set a timetable for those killings.
In a statement on his website, Hal Turner noted that a newspaper has reported that a bill granting amnesty to illegal aliens is expected to be enacted in January, when the Democratic Party takes control of the U.S. Senate and House.
“ANY MEMBER OF CONGRESS WHO INTRODUCES, CO-SPONSORS OR VOTES IN FAVOR OF ANY SUCH AMNESTY WILL BE DECLARED A DOMESTIC ENEMY AND WILL BE CONSIDERED A LEGITIMATE TARGET FOR ASSASSINATION,” Turner posted on his website.
“Members of Congress and the Senate will NOT be permitted to BETRAY our nation by simply GIVING AWAY the most cherished aspect of America, Citizenship, to millions of people who cared so little for what Citizenship means that they came here against our law,” he continued.
Thinking that surely something was being misreported, I decided to go to the source, but oddly enough, the site is no longer there. It seems the radio host has relocated his website to blogger after (says he) being overwhelmed by DoS attacks. (Google result here, since I’d rather not link directly ::shudder::)
Even more interstingly, he’s not alone! He and “web sites of a similar nature” are “under violent, criminal electronic attack”. The operative words there are “similar nature”, which he helpfully defines in another post as ” white sites“.
Which makes this bozo rather different from your average Republican, right winger, or conservative, as some are describing him. In fact, it makes him rather different from the average talk show radio host, too.
However, as revolting as this is, I’d like to point out that it’s much easier to identify these nut cases when they can speak freely — particularly when they use that First Amendment right to highlight their own personal brands of insanity.
I absolutely hope the FBI is looking into ole Hal, in spite of this statement:
Paul Bresson, a spokesman for the FBI, said he couldn’t confirm what investigations are being pursued.
“The Internet does not give anyone a license to espouse violence, but there is a certain amount of protection, First Amendment protections, that are built in and we’re mindful of those,” he said.
He called it a “fine line,” and said what the agency would do is look at all the information available and “make a determination” whether any crime might have been committed.
Yes, the line is fine, but those appear to be pretty explicit threats.
And it’s too bad, actually, about those DoS attacks. The last thing we need is more people hiding in caves. They’re ever-so-much easier to find when they froth and rave in public like this.
h/t: Joe Gandelman at TMV.
I wonder if this was what Pat Robertson was talking about?
Check out the wikipedia entry on this guy. He seems to be the lovechild of Deb Frisch and David Duke.
Wow, CY — he’s absolutely bonkers… Wikipedia link here.
Ed T — I think Pat’s deserving of his own special category too, but strange as he is, this radio whacko is in a class all his own.
Actually, I was referring to Mr. Robertson’s prediction of a terrorist attack with massive casualties – and if Mr. Turner’s ‘non-threat’ was in fact what he was talking about.