In one of the weirdest stories you’ll likely read this week (outside the GOP presidential race), a redheaded man from England was convicted of terrorism over a plot to kill Prince Charles and Prince William so the throne could go to the redheaded Prince Harry. This was all on behalf of his ginger “brothers.”
37-year-old Mark Colborne’s home was stockpiled with the ingredients to make cyanide. He also had dust masks, a spray bottle, gloves and something to help the cyanide penetrate skin. He also had survivalist manuals and books written by former Nazis.
Unlike most white terrorists, he didn’t have a long manifesto, but he did have a journal.
“I want them to see my transition from poor red-haired victimized minority that is constantly walked over to a fully transformed military terrorist striking at the hearts of the bigoted tyrannical rulers and of course the dark-haired dark-eyes Caucasian race,” he wrote. “I will be heard through terror.”
Detectives would later uncover details of his plots to commit mass murder against non-gingers. “I don’t want to be a serial killer. I’m more of an Anders Breivik,” wrote Colborne, citing the Norwegian right-wing terrorist who killed 77 people in 2011. “I’m looking for major retribution, a mass terrorist attack which will bring to the attention our pain not just mine but my brothers around the world.”
Source: The Daily Beast
Once a part of the far-right, racist British National Party, Colborne, of course, studied Mein Kampf.
With no obvious ginger-power leaders to look up to, Colborne had to be more imaginative. He wrote: “The IRA are my heroes—acting as a small military force taking on a wealthy power, and of course red hair being associated with their history.”
His brother was shocked to find all of this but he did acknowledge that Colborne was bullied and laughed at in school because of his hair color. He was the one who called the police after their mother found the budding arsenal. She didn’t want the police brought in.
Colborne also talked about setting off a bomb in a “pub full of Caucasians,” and even beheading one. He called redheads Aryans. Forcing the crown to go to Prince Harry was just one of his goals, but he said this:
“Wouldn’t it be great to have a military silent rifle, take up a good stealth position and put a bullet in Charles’ head. I would sacrifice my life for that one shot,” he wrote. “Kill Charles and William, and Harry becomes king.
“Kill the tyrants.”
It’s easy to dismiss Colborne as a nut job, and he is, but people who kill in the name of Allah or Jesus are no less insane. No matter what Bill Maher or any other Islamophobes say, terrorism comes in all forms and all ideology, even ginger supremacy.
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