An admitted neo-Nazi, Brandon Russell, who found two of his roommates murdered, Jeremy Himmelman, 22, and Andrew Oneschuk, 18, allegedly at the hands of his third roommate, Devon Arthurs, is now himself under arrest after, agents say, they found bomb-making materials in his garage. Meanwhile, the murder suspect says he committed the crime in the name of his new faith, Islam. The complicated investigation centers on an apartment off Amberly Drive in Tampa Palms. That’s where Brandon Russell lived, along with Devon Arthurs, Jeremy Himmelman, and Andrew Oneschuk. Police took Arthurs into custody, but during a search of the apartment, agents say they found a cooler containing a white cake-like substance that bomb squad technicians recognized as the explosive hexamethylene triperoxide diamine, or HMTD for short. They also allegedly found potassium nitrate and – in a package addressed to Russell – ammonium nitrate, which was a key ingredient in the 1995 Oklahoma City bomb.
Hexamethylene triperoxide diamine (HMTD) remains a common home-made explosive and has been used in a large number of suicide bombings and other attacks throughout the world. For example, it was one of the components in the explosives intended to bomb Los Angeles International Airport in the 2000 millennium attack plots, it was used in the 7 July 2005 London bombings, and it was the planned explosive in the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot. It was also used in the 2016 New York and New Jersey bombings.
Various reports indicate that Devon Arthurs AKA PatricianSalafist99 is a Salafist Muslim. Salafi jihadism or jihadist-Salafism is a transnational religious-political ideology based on a belief in "physical" jihadism and the Salafi movement of returning to what adherents believe to be true Sunni Islam. Al-Qaeda terrorists and ISIS claim adherence to the doctrine of Salafism. Arthurs had told police that Russell often chatted online with other neo-Nazis and had threatened to "kill people and bomb infrastructure."
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