He was arrested for drug possession, and apparently not for the threats. It isn’t even clear that he is a Muslim, given his use of the word “Islamist,” which Muslims don’t commonly use. He may be someone who admires the violence that jihadists perpetrate and wants to emulate it, or to think of himself as someone capable of doing so.
“Police arrest self-described ‘Islamist jihadist,'” from the Associated Press, August 9:
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police have arrested a former Utah junior college basketball coach who law enforcement officials say has described himself as an “Islamist jihadist.”
Police in Price, Utah arrested Christopher Craig on Thursday morning on an outstanding warrant for misdemeanor drug possession.
Capt. Bill Barnes says Craig is facing additional misdemeanor charges after officers found marijuana and a pipe in his car.
Police in Colorado issued a warning to church leaders last week about Craig, a former head coach at Utah State University Eastern in Price, Utah.
The alert said he had been going around saying Mormons and Catholics “would be destroyed’ in the coming weeks.”…