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UPDATE: Would-Be Terrorist in Los Angeles Was Islamic Convert, Vowed Retribution for New Zealand Attack

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Than would-be terrorist whose plan law enforcement foiled on Monday was a convert to Islam and vowed retribution for the New Zealand mosque attacks, according to multiple reports.

“Mark Steven Domingo, 26, of Reseda, a former infantryman who served in Afghanistan, was arrested Friday after receiving what he thought was a bomb but was actually an inert device supplied to him by an undercover law enforcement officer, federal officials said,” according to Mercury News. 

The report said that Domingo was a convert to Islam – as recently as late 2018 or early 2019, according to his brother – and wanted retribution for the terror attack on a New Zealand mosque, committed by a white supremacist.

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An FBI affidavit filed in a Los Angeles federal court said Domingo planned “to manufacture and use a weapon of mass destruction in order to commit mass murder.”

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The affidavit continued:

“On April 23 and 24, 2019, Domingo purchased several hundred nails to be used as shrapnel inside an explosive device, and provided the nails to a person whom Domingo believed to be a collaborator, but who was in fact an undercover law enforcement officer working for the FBI, for the purpose of having the (officer) manufacture weapons of mass destruction for Domingo to use in an upcoming attack.”

Domingo also reportedly spoke online with undercover law enforcement officers expressing his desire to commit terrorist attacks.

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia praised the work of law enforcement.

“We take every threat seriously and I’m incredibly thankful for the work of the Long Beach Police Department and our law enforcement partners, especially the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI,” he said.


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Hispanic UFC Fighter Jorge Masvidal to Join Donald Trump Jr. in “Fighters Against Socialism” Bus Tour

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UFC Welterweight fighter Jorge Masvidal announced on September 29, 2020 that he would be joining Donald Trump Jr. for a day long “Fighters Against Socialism” that will take place in Florida on October 3.

ESPN MMA journalist Ariel Helwani provided more details on this development:

“Jorge Masvidal will join Donald Trump Jr. on a day long “Fighters Against Socialism” bus tour across Florida this Saturday. They will hold 3 rallies in Tampa, Orlando and Miami. Their final rally will be at the American Top Team gym where they expect numerous fighters to join.”

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The fighter himself commented on this news, declaring “The anti communism bus tour will be arriving at a city near you #supernecessary.”

 

Masvidal, whose parents are Cuban and Peruvian, has been an outspoken Trump supporter.

Unlike other sports leagues, the UFC has uniquely positioned itself by not adopting the woke antics of leagues such as the NFL and NBA.

Masvidal is a veteran of MMA promotions such as Strikeforce, Bellator, and the UFC. He is currently fighting under the UFC banner and holds a record of 35-14. According to MMA website Sherdog, he is currently ranked in 4th place . Similarly, he is ranked in 4th place according to the UFC’s rankings.

The Welterweight fighter currently owns the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history, after he knocked out Ben Askren with a flying knee five seconds into the first round. Additionally, Masvidal won the “BMF” championship against Nate Diaz in 2019 after he battered Diaz and forced a technical knockout via doctor stoppage.

Masvidal fought current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on less than a week’s notice for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 251, after he replaced the original challenger Gilbert Burns, who tested positive for the Wuhan virus. Before the fight took place, Masvidal signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC. Masvidal ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision.

Nevertheless, the card reportedly netted 1.3 million pay-per-view buys in America.

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