Man arrested for ‘building an X-ray gun to kill Muslims by shooting radiation from back of his van’

Man arrested for ‘building an X-ray gun to kill Muslims by shooting radiation from back of his van’

A New York man has been sentenced to 8 years in prison after admitting that he helped to build what he thought was a mobile xray device to kill Muslims. The upstate New Yorker was sentenced in federal court in Albany on Wednesday:

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Fifty-seven-year-old Eric Feight, of Hudson, pleaded guilty in 2014 to providing material support to terrorists.

Feight was arrested in 2013 along with 51-year-old Glendon Scott Crawford, of Galway.

Crawford is awaiting sentencing after his conviction in August of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges.

Investigators began tracking Crawford in 2012 after he approached two Albany-area Jewish groups.

They also learned Crawford sought help from a Ku Klux Klan grand wizard who was an FBI informant.
Authorities said the device was inoperable. Nobody was hurt.

Crawford’s role was to design and build the radiation device and its power supply.

The remote controlled aspect of the device had been tested, but a radiation source had not been secured, according to the FBI report.

The FBI started investigating Crawford in April 2012, after he allegedly approached Schenectady’s Congregation Gates of Heaven synagogue.

He allegedly ‘asked to speak with a person who might be willing to help him with a type of technology that could be used by Israel to defeat its enemies, specifically, by killing Israel’s enemies while they slept’.

The same day, the married industrial mechanic allegedly called an Albany Jewish group to make a similar offer.
An official at the synagogue contacted police, who informed the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The weapon had not been finished, but the FBI report said the pair planned to hide the converted X-ray system in a truck.

The device would have been detonated using the vehicle’s cigarette lighter, the report claimed.

The scariest part about this is that officials say that this may have worked. Who knows how much damage could have been done to the populous as a whole if they had not been stopped?

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.

McGuire

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