Domestic Terrorist Attacks a Florida Immigration Facility with Molotov Cocktail

On Friday before Labor Day Weekend, a woman attempted to attack a Citizenship and Immigration Services facility in Oakland Park, Florida, according to The Washington Times.

The 35-year-old woman attempted to burn the building down with a Molotov cocktail, walking into the office and throwing the bottle filled with gasoline. Although the fuse was lit, it fell out of the bottle during the throw and thus did not ignite. No one was injured. The woman was arrested and is set to appear in court on federal charges.

This is the latest instance of an attempted terrorist attack on an American immigration office or facility in recent months. As the Times reports, there was another attack on an ICE facility in San Antonio, Texas, two weeks prior, where “one vehicle pulled up to the building…and a gunman fired shots through a window.”

In July, a 69-year-old man affiliated with Antifa opened fire with an assault rifle on an ICE facility in Tacoma, Washington, while also throwing “lit objects at vehicles and buildings” in an attempt to start a fire. The man was eventually gunned down by police, and later celebrated by the Antifa group of which he was a member.

Prior to his death, he had written a manifesto in which he admitted to being directly inspired by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) rhetoric comparing immigrant detention facilities to “concentration camps,” reflecting the broader trend of the Democrat Party’s rhetoric on immigration leading to such violent incidents as these.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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