Jul 29 2013
Jihadist claims, “In the next few weeks, everyone will know who I am.” Fort Collins police have asked local religious organizations to keep an eye out for suspicious behavior after a self-proclaimed Islamist jihadist threatened Mormons and Catholics would be destroyed in the next two weeks.
COLORADOAN (h/t Winterspirit) No further details, including the mans identity, were immediately available. Threats were made in general regard to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Catholic Church; no local organizations were specifically referenced in the FCPS memo.
Rev. Steven Voss said the Archdiocese of Denver shared with him on Friday the Fort Collins Police Services memo and reading its words of caution made his blood run cold. But between Sunday Masses at St. Josephs Catholic Church, 300 W. Mountain Ave., Voss said hes pretty confident he and his parishioners wont have an interaction with the man he was told was nonviolent. To give worshipers a sense of peace, he asked an FCPS officer to keep watch during weekend services.
When he read the police bulletin during Mass Saturday, an audible gasp escaped those seated in the pews. A day later, after the initial, kind of having your breath taken away moment, there was a greater sense of calm, he believes was due in part to police presence.
Spokespeople with the Church of Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah, werent available for comment Sunday, nor could the Coloradoan immediately reach anyone with a local LDS church. Described as a white man in his early 30s, the man was contacted by police Tuesday in Steamboat Springs when an officer reportedly saw him attempting to shoot a video while driving.
Wearing a T-shirt wrapped around his head, and a bandana and sunglasses over his face, the man allegedly told police everyone would know who he was in the next two weeks but didnt elaborate, Steamboat Springs Police Department Sgt. Jeff Wilson said. The man who police say claimed he was the Archangel Michael was spotted leaving Rocky Mountain National Park Thursday, the FCPS memo to religious organizations said.
But Barack Hussein Obama says it is “Tea Party Members who fit the profile of Domestic Terrorists”