FBI: White Supremacist Says He Planned to Kill Jews ‘In the Spirit of Dylann Roof’ – The Daily Beast – McDowell had already been convicted on multiple felony charges of animal abuse, violent burglary, larceny, drugs, and assault. During his time in prison for those offenses, police said he developed connections to white supremacists.
According to the FBI, McDowell elaborated on his preferred form of “action” on Facebook.
“Dylann roof did what these tattoos wearing so badass is supposed to be doing they don’t give f*** about their white race,” he wrote on January 5. “All they wanne do is stay loaded on drugs the Jews put here to destory white man and they feast on the drugs. they should be Feasting on the enemy that stole their Heritage and their bloodline and trying to run us off of this Earth you can post pictures off****** Viking and swords all the s*** you want to post if you ain’t got the heart to fight for Yahweh like dylann roof did you need to shut the f******up damn right I’m pissed off when I see a f******white young and disable beat him to death before f******n****** and white people running:their f******mouth not doing nothing!!!!!! !damn right I’m pissed off’.”
The following day, McDowell allegedly sent a Facebook message to an undercover FBI agent posing as a member of the Aryan Nations. McDowell asked for “iron,” slang for a gun.
South Carolina man who ranted about Jews arrested for planning shooting ‘in the spirit of Dylann Roof’ | Jewish Telegraphic Agency – (JTA) — A South Carolina man who ranted against Jews was arrested for buying a gun for a shooting “in the spirit of” a white supremacist who killed nine at a black church, according to a federal complaint.
Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell, a former convict with connections to white supremacists, was arrested Wednesday after he bought a handgun from an undercover FBI agent, The New York Daily News reported.
McDowell, 29, allegedly told the agent that he was inspired by Dylann Roof, who was sentenced to death last month for the killings at the Charleston church in 2015, and that he wanted to commit a “big scale” attack and write on the wall of the building “In the spirit of Dylann Roof.”
McDowell had not decided on the location for his intended attack, according to the complaint, but had shared on his Facebook a link to a local synagogue, Temple Emanu-El in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with the message “I love love to act what u think.”