KKK Member Sought To Build Anti-Muslim Weapon Of Mass Destruction
Eric Feight pleaded guilty to domestic terrorism related charges on Monday and could now face 15 years in prison for trying to build an anti-Muslim X-ray cannon.
Feight, a member of the KKK was reportedly soliciting money from Jewish businessmen in order to build the X-ray cannon, which would be a radiological dispersal device and classified as a weapon of mass destruction. Feight and his co-conspirator Scott Crawford were charged with attempting to produce and use a radiological dispersal device, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and distributing information relating to weapons of mass destruction.
Investigators claimed that: “Crawford planned to create a mobile, remotely operated, radiation-emitting device capable of killing people silently from a distance with lethal doses of ionizing radiation,” according to the indictment. “Crawford’s intended targets were Muslims, Muslim-related organizations and persons Crawford believed were contributing to the demise of the United States.”
Feight was caught after he met two undercover FBI agents posing as Klansmen. He had reportedly phoned the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York trying to speak to someone interested in financing technology to defeat the enemies of Israel. Then he scouted out a mosque as viable targets for his X-ray weapon.
Crawford “described to the [undercover FBI agents] his radiation emitting device, his remote initiation device, mobilizing the radiation device and discussed operation security concerns,” a criminal complaint filed last June said. “Crawford again solicited money to finance his scheme (primarily to fund the purchase or acquisition of an industrial strength x-ray system).”
Feight was captured and arrested before he could build the device.