Feds Charge “Christian Warrior” With Firebombing Oregon Mosque
There’s no shortage of hate. Take Cody Crawford, a self described Christian warrior.
The 24-year-old Oregon man has been charged with a hate crime for a November firebombing of a Mosque in Corvallis, Ore., the Associated Press reports.
Authorities allege that Crawford is a “potential major contributor” of DNA to a blue Maglite agents found near the mosque the morning of the firebombing, according to AP. The indictment out of Eugene, Ore. was announced on Thursday.
Crawford, a self-described Christian warrior, told an officer on his Dec. 14 arrest (for unrelated charges), “You look like Obama. You are a Muslim like him. Jihad goes both ways. Christians can jihad too.”
Authorities say the Agents believe the attack may have been in retaliation to a foiled bomb plot by a Muslim at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland.
Crawford has a history of trouble with the law. The December arrest was related to a ruckus he had caused at a gas station and then a Blockbuster store 40 miles from Corvallis, AP reported.
“Freedom of religion is essential to who we are as Americans,” said U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon Dwight C. Holton, in the FBI press release. “We will not tolerate attacks based on faith.”
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