A 67-year-old Marietta, Georgia man is accused of planting a backpack containing two pipe bombs in an Atlanta-area public park in order to frighten the public and sow fear of Islamic terrorism.‘Patriot’ Terrorist Frames Muslims With Quran Bomb - The Daily Beast
According to Atlanta’s Channel 2 News, conservative “patriot” Michael Sibley confessed to police that he was trying to educate people that terror strikes can happen anywhere and without warning when he planted the bombs last November.
Channel 2 quoted Sibley’s arrest report, which reported that he “(s)tated that he is a ‘patriot’ and he felt no one was paying attention to what was going on the world. Sibley felt if he placed the package in a Roswell park then people would finally get that this type of activity could happen anywhere.”
The Georgia man who planted a bomb was willing to see innocents die so that people would blame Muslims. And he called himself a ‘patriot.’Georgia Man Admits He Planted Pipe Bombs To Scare His Neighbors Into Caring About Terrorists | ThinkProgress
Police also found a Qur’an and a copy of the book The Rape of Kuwait in the backpack, but Sibley confessed to investigators earlier this month that his actions weren’t inspired by religious extremism. Instead, Sibley, who told investigators that he “viewed himself as a patriot,” suggested that he planted the bombs and the items in an attempt to convince his neighbors that they could be targets of global terrorism.