This is really nuts:

An Indiana man convicted of setting fire to a mosque in Ohio told a judge on Wednesday that he committed the crimes because Fox News and conservative talk radio had convinced him that “most Muslims are terrorists.”

Randolph Linn, 52, accepted a plea deal in which he pled guilty to all charges in connection to setting a fire in the prayer room at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo on Sept. 30. Under the deal, Linn is expected to serve 20 years in prison instead of 40.

Linn explained to the court that he had gotten “riled up” after watching Fox News.

“And I was more sad when Judge [Jack] Zouhary asked him that, ‘Do you know any Muslims or do you know what Islam is?’” one mosque member who attended the hearing recalled to WNWO. “And he said, ‘No, I only know what I hear on Fox News and what I hear on radio.’”

“Muslims are killing Americans and trying to blow stuff up,” Linn also reportedly told the judge. “Most Muslims are terrorists and don’t believe in Jesus Christ.”

Linn claimed that he had consumed 45 beers in the 6 hours before leaving his Indiana home to set fire to the mosque, which he had discovered while working as a truck driver.

After his arrest on Oct. 2, Assistant U.S. Attorney Ava Dusten said that Linn had told officers, “Fuck those Muslims… They would kill us if they got the chance.”

Linn is due back in court on April 16, 2013 for a formal sentencing.

8 Responses to Oy

  1. Izquierdo December 20, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    Linn claimed that he had consumed 45 beers in the 6 hours before leaving his Indiana home to set fire to the mosque,

    One thing about them Muslim terrists — they don’t drink.

    I wish he really had drunk 45 beers in six hours — that’s nearly three fifths of hard liquor, and he would have been comatose or dead before leaving the house. He certainly wouldn’t have been able to keep count

    I wonder if he was drinking a good right-wing beer like Coors.

  2. russ December 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    I wonder if anybody has pointed out to the learned Mr. Linn that Muslims do believe in Jesus Christ, according Him the honor of being the third greatest of the Prophets.

  3. tsisageya December 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    Confession: I haven’t read this tripe except a little bit.

    But, Oy? Seriously? Oy.

    Oy-vey? Where is my cyanide capsule?

  4. montag December 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    If he “only know what I hear on Fox News”, does that make Fox an accessory to the crime?

  5. tsisageya December 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    montag, in this day and age, NO. lol

  6. tsisageya December 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    There are no crimes these days, apparently, except for poor folks crimes.

    Rich folks aren’t criminals?

    (Best I could say it right now.)

  7. Ohio Mom December 21, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    I know that mosque — everyone around here knows that mosque. It is in the southern exurbs of Toledo, surrounded by corn fields, just to the east of I-75 (the extremely heavily-traveled interstate that goes from Detroit to Florida).

    It’s very startling the first time you drive past it, the minerats rising above the corn. Then it becomes your landmark, especially if you are traveling north: “Oh good, we’re almost to Toledo.”

    There’s another mosque facing I-75 at the other end of Ohio, just north of Cincinnati. I figure it’s a combination of cheap land and pride that both are built where travelers can’t help but see them. A little further north from the Cincinnati mosque is the mega-church famous for its Touchdown Jesus statue.

  8. lless December 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    Good ol’ boy musta been hammered. He left his assault rifle home.

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