Virgina State Police

Another White male reportedly made a terrorist threat. This time, the people at Howard University were his targets. According to the Washington Post, John Edgar Rust, 26, was arrested for the threats.

In 2015, Rust made the threat while using his computer at a restaurant in Northern Virginia.

He posted, “Any n—s left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go…After all, it’s not murder if they’re black.” on 4chan and Reddit.

Following the threat, Howard University police called the FBI who stepped up patrol at the campus and the surrounding areas. It took two years for the FBI to track Rust. Authorities searched the database at the restaurant and found that Rust’s MacBook Air and Nokia phone were connected to the restaurant’s internet network. When they searched the devices, they discovered that he was on Reddit and 4chan when the threats were posted.

Rust was initially banned from using the internet after being convicted of sexual battery against a child. On Oct. 4, 2017, Rust was finally arrested for the threat against Howard.

Trump and his administration have gone the extra mile to highlight terrorists acts that are committed by muslims in other countries. However, Trump has yet to discuss how White males are the biggest terror threats when it comes to violence on American soil.

Rust, the White supremacists in Charlottesville, and Stephen Paddock prove that the president’s racial profiling against certain religions and minorities is senseless. If Trump wants to help prevent the next mass shooting and terror attack in America, he should admit that White male terrorists are major threats to this nation.

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

  • britishrose

    the bestest mistake donald trump did was invite his self in a racist war on blacks he wanted to make it look like mexicans were a threat to america knowing full well , there are no mass mexican shooter TERRIST on american soil ever . and all the killers that are mass killing are white males , now you go and spend tax dollars on researching the brians of white men . use a few dead bodies we dont care , but you have to see by now that WHITE MALES are the single most dangerous threat to american safety and poor whites … they sure dont wanna swollow that pill . since they are the ones swearing treyon martin and mike bronwn was a menace to soiciety really were they ? are is it paddock ? adam alnza? the colorado movie killer? or many others , boiling to shoot up a whole place .
    its like the kettle is boiling over , racist cant get their pont over by marching and rallying around the confedrate flag so now they pick up a high power weapon and shot their own race .
    this man targeted the whtie people for a reason , ,he was not angry over his gambling …. so cronic gammbler can resume their duties . its not bout any that , and its just ignored that he was not asupremist , he wanted justice for blacks for one . and he hated his family for 2. he had no kids proof he was a loner and just wanted to show he was tired . he took his self our of his own misery, he didnt want a court case or trial or judgement . he wanted out of this world taking innocent with him nothing more rip to the victims

  • kartashok

    Another radical white terrorist. Cr@cker is a child rapist too? Dang! And apparently non-whites are the deviants.

  • Guest

    Should’ve focused that energy in finding a good dermatologist to help him clear that skin up. Maybe then he would have got laid and not been an angry 26 yo virgin. Must’ve killed him to see all those bm getting the girls.

  • Guest

    Not surprised he was on Reddit. One of the racist sites around. Ironically Serena’s baby daddy is a cofounder and owner.