The terrorist who firebombed an ICE facility in Washington State yesterday released a manifesto before the attack stating, “I am Antifa” and said the attack was motivated by his opposition to “concentration camps” in the U.S.
69-year-old Willem Van Spronsen was shot dead by police after he threw Molotov cocktails at the building and nearby cars on Saturday morning.
According to his manifesto, a copy of which was obtained by Jack Posobiec, Van Spronsen was armed with an AR-15 and stated, “I am Antifa”.
Here it is— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 14, 2019
ICE Bomber’s manifesto:
“I am Antifa” pic.twitter.com/B38PyaFc2v
The rest of the manifesto is a rambling advocacy of identity politics mixed with hysteria about “concentration camps,” which clearly suggests that Van Spronsen was radicalized by fringe rhetoric from the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
At one point in the manifesto, Van Spronsen thanks his “trans comrades” and explains that he was armed with a semi-automatic weapon, suggesting he clearly planned to commit a massacre.
The Antifa gun club that Van Spronsen attended also locked its Twitter account down following the revelations.
Antifa group @PugetSoundJBGC has locked their account after one of their members firebombed a government facility yesterday— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 14, 2019
Their Facebook page is still publichttps://t.co/AyNCJ5bn2H
Website: https://t.co/EPpTNb8rU0 pic.twitter.com/vNcdgt1ARg
As Posobiec highlights, “Two months ago CNN ran a story promoting the Tacoma Redneck Revolt chapter of Antifa,” of which Van Spronsen was a member.
Two months ago CNN ran a story promoting the Tacoma Redneck Revolt chapter of Antifa— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 14, 2019
Yesterday a member of this chapter firebombed the ICE facility in Tacoma https://t.co/fTD1BvTd4A
The revelation that Van Spronsen considered himself to be an Antifa member will increase pressure on authorities to officially declare the group a domestic terrorist organization.
Back in July 2017, the Department of Homeland Security in New Jersey officially listedAntifa as a domestic terrorist organization after a rash of violent attacks by the group targeting supporters of Donald Trump.
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