The man who attempted to firebomb an ICE facility in Washington State released a manifesto before the attack stating, “I am Antifa.”
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 a copy of his manifesto obtained by Jack Posobiec, the attack was motivated by opposition to “concentration camps” in America.
BYPASS THE CENSORS
Sign up to get unfiltered news delivered straight to your inbox.
Is it clear that Van Spronsen was radicalized by dangerous rhetoric from so-called “progressives” on the left, who have ramped up their inflammatory rhetoric against ICE recently.
On Sunday, an Antifa group that Van Spronsen belonged to appeared to condone his actions by posting a message of support on their Facebook page. The post in question has been archived here.
Summit.news reports: The rest of the manifesto is a rambling advocacy of identity politics mixed with hysteria about “concentration camps,”
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.
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.
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.