Thursday, March 10, 2011

Domestic Terror Update

There’s been an arrest in the case of the bomb set to go off at the Martin Luther King parade in Spokane.

Kevin William Harpham, 36, of Colville, could face life imprisonment on charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and possession of an unregistered explosive device, according to documents on file in U.S. District Court. An initial court appearance is scheduled for this afternoon.

Harpham was arrested this morning during a raid at his home at 1088 Cannon Way near Addy, Wash., by dozens of federal agents who had been assembling in Spokane during the past few days.

The Southern Poverty Law Center confirmed that Harpham in 2004 was a member of the National Alliance, which is one of the most visible white supremacist organizations in the nation. It was founded by the late William Pierce, who authored “The Turner Diaries,” a novel about a future race war. That book was believed to be the blueprint behind the 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City by Timothy McVeigh…

Harpham also appears to be a member of the Vanguard News Network, a racist Website featuring essays, blog posts and message boards on topics such as “resettlement and construction of local communities for Whites” and “How to Live White.”

Digby: “Maybe somebody ought to alert Peter King about the radicalization of Christian Americans. He could hold a hearing.”