Juan M. Thompson, a far-leftist who once called for Donald Trump and his supporters to be “taken out” — and a former reporter for The Intercept — has been arrested and is set to be charged in connection with making bomb threats to eight different Jewish institutions between the months of January and February.
The FBI complaint alleges that Thompson sometimes called in bomb threats under the name of someone he was previously involved in a romantic relationship with, in an apparent attempt to harass and frame that person. One of those instances includes an anonymous tip to the Center of American-Islamic Relations.
The language in the FBI complaint matches up Thompson with a Juan M. Thompson who tweets via the username @JuanMThompson. Media outlets have reported that this is indeed Thompson’s account, which is filled with anti-Israel, far-left, anti-Trump posts.
The St. Louis native was a writer for Glenn Greenwald’s far-left site, The Intercept, from 2014-2015, before he was fired for inventing quotes and sources. At The Intercept, Thompson advocated for the Black Lives Matter movement and wrote about “Rising up against police violence ....” In one piece at The Intercept, Thompson also accused President Donald Trump of running a “neo-fascist” political campaign.
So what kind of person is Thompson? His Twitter profile sheds a light into his anti-Semitic, Trump-hating, leftist worldview:
Militantly anti-Israel, Thompson once tweeted that “many would argue that the U.S. is the world’s top terror sponsor” because of its assistance to the Jewish state.
@d_shills Many would argue that the U.S. is the world's top terror sponsor. Again, the U.S. gave Israel $38b. It'd take $55m to fix Flint.— Juan M. Thompson (@JuanMThompson) November 21, 2016
After traveling to Senegal in 2016, Thompson announced that he was “reverting” back to Islam.
I just returned from Senegal after weeks in that beautiful country. Plus I'm correction: *reverting* to Islam. 2016 has been a crazy year.— Juan M. Thompson (@JuanMThompson) November 21, 2016
From Senegal, he thanked “[A]llah” for allowing him to leave the “white west.”
Just chatting w/old friend. The white west is trash. I thank allah I'm living in Senegal now. Fishing/learning to swim. #ThursdayThoughts— Juan M. Thompson (@JuanMThompson) November 10, 2016
His Twitter account is rife with anti-Trump screeds. He once said Trump supporters “should be taken out along with Trump.”
42% of Americans are filthy fascist appeasers and they should be taken out along with Trump. https://t.co/jmdyGCFyu8— Juan M. Thompson (@JuanMThompson) January 29, 2017
Make no mistake. Trump is a developer. This is his and the white establishment's effort to remove black ppl from the southside of Chicago. https://t.co/fe47RB8gQU— Juan M. Thompson (@JuanMThompson) February 24, 2017
Thompson previously described America as a “white fascist” nation.
This is America. Anti-black, anti-Muslim, anti-gay, greedy, white fascist. This is and has always been America. #Debatenight— Juan M. Thompson (@JuanMThompson) November 9, 2016
In July, Thompson revealed that he voted for Bernie Sanders, but said he didn’t like Sanders’ supporters.
I voted for Bernie Sanders, but his supporters are annoying as fuck. "I almost cried when I got a Bernie sign". Yuck. #DemsInPhilly— Juan M. Thompson (@JuanMThompson) July 26, 2016
Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.