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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Gasoline bomb attack thwarted at Falwell funeral

ABC News is reporting that a Liberty University student has been arrested at the funeral of Jerry Falwell for having "gasoline bombs" in his car.
The student, 19-year-old Mark Ewell of Amissville, Va., reportedly told authorities that he was making the bombs to stop protesters from disrupting the funeral service.

Three other suspects are being sought, one of whom is a soldier from Fort Benning, Ga., and another is a high school student. No information was available on the third person.
The initial ABC report does not indicate which protesters the student might have had in mind, but it has been widely reported that the Fred Phelps nuts were going to be there.

The mind boggles. I mean really, it's really come to this? One kind of fundamentalist might have been planning to napalm another kind of fundamentalist?

Do we all understand now why the First Amendment exits? Goodness gracious. It's also troubling that authorities apparently are seeking a U.S. soldier in connection with this. Very troubling.

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