A White Supremacist Admitted To Trying To Blow Up A Synagogue – By Tasneem Nashrulla (Buzzfeed) / Oct 15 2020
Richard Holzer told undercover FBI agents that he wanted to do something that would tell Jewish people they were not welcome in Pueblo, Colorado.
A 28-year-old white supremacist accused of plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue pleaded guilty to federal hate crime and explosives charges on Thursday.
Richard Holzer, who had a history of posting neo-Nazi content online, admitted that he had planned to blow up the Temple Emanuel synagogue in Pueblo.
Holzer was arrested last November after he had repeatedly expressed his hatred for Jewish people and told undercover FBI agents his plan to use Molotov cocktails or pipe bombs to destroy the synagogue.
He also told the agents that he had paid a cleaner at the temple to put arsenic in the water to poison the congregation.