Man Bombs Wal-Mart For Not Selling Confederate Flags

Marshall E. Leonard of Mississippi is in police custody after being charged with detonating an explosive in a Wal-Mart in Tupelo. Why? Because he had a sad over them not selling Confederate flags anymore.

Luckily, no one was hurt.

Leonard has a history of Confederate Flag enthusiasm which appears to have been aggravated following the decision by Wal-Mart and a number of other retailers to discontinue sell it following the shooting this June at a Charleston Church by white supremacist terrorist Dylann Roof.

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The rest of his Facebook page contains similar missives. On October 31st, the day before the shooting, Leonard posted several pictures,  with the caption “Time to clean MY house says the lord.”

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The other featured pictures were all of atomic bombs going off.

Leonard was apprehended after leaving the scene by an officer who stopped him at a red light and had been told to be on the look for a suspect fitting his description by a clerk at another store where he had been bragging about bombing Wal-Mart. He insinuated to the officer that his reasons for bombing the Wal-Mart were related to their decision to stop selling the Confederate flag.

Can I just say that I would like to know why he is being charged simply with “planning or placing an explosive device or a weapon of mass destruction” and not with actual terrorism? If terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims” then I am quite sure that this fits the bill. What else would it be? Leonard’s aim was clearly to both punish retailers for not selling his beloved flag, and to scare them into selling them again. Obviously by convincing them of how not at all psychopathic Confederate flag supporters are. If that is not “terrorism” I don’t know what is.

[Washington Post]