Apart from local media outlets in Phoenix, the mainstream press has virtually ignored what would normally be considered a major story in light of constant fearmongering about terror threats – the bombing of a Social Security Administration building in Casa Grande just two weeks ago.
Imagine if a conservative Tea Party member had bombed a federal building – the hysteria would be off the charts for weeks on end. Government mouthpieces and their leftist cheerleaders would be all over the media heralding the incident as the ultimate proof that “right-wingers” were violent extremists whose rhetoric leads to terrorism and needs to be silenced.
The reason why the story has received such scant coverage is most likely the fact that the alleged terrorist blamed for carrying out the attack – Abdullatif Aldosary – is an Iraqi refugee who helped the United States in the uprising against Saddam Hussein in 1991.
“No one was injured in the explosion, but the feds allege Aldosary, a convicted felon, detonated the device outside the Casa Grande Social Security Administration office on November 30, and drove off. Debris landed more than 100 feet away from the spot of the detonation, and Aldosary even lit his own car on fire in the blast, and drove off with his car ablaze, according to the federal complaint,” reports the Phoenix New Times.
Aldosary was arrested and indicted for the bombing after a search warrant turned up recipes and materials for explosive devices at his home.
Somewhat bizarrely, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force quickly declared that the attack was not an act of terrorism, despite the fact that the target was a federal government building and Aldosary had “engaged in terrorism activity” in the past.