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QAnon believer faces 5 years for death threat against “Satanic, trans” politician

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A New Mexico QAnon believer has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a cisgender Texas congresswoman because he thought she was a Satanic, transgender pedophile. He now faces up to five years in prison.

At 9:04 p.m. on May 18, 2023, a man named Michael David Fox, called the office of an unnamed U.S. House representative from Houston, Texas.

“Hey [congresswoman], you’re a man. It’s official. You’re literally a tr**ny and a pedophile, and I’m going to put a bullet in your f**king face,” Fox’s voice message said. “You mother f**king Satanic c**k-sucking son of a whore. You understand me you f**ker?”

When approached by FBI agents on May 26, Fox admitted to leaving the message and said that he wasn’t under the influence of drugs when he left them. He also said that he was a follower of QAnon, a right-wing conspiracy theory movement that has accused LGBTQ+ people and their allies of sexually abusing and torturing children. Early QAnon conspiracy #Pizzagate theorists falsely claimed that a gay-owned Washington D.C. pizzeria had imprisoned sex-trafficked children in its non-existent basement — the claim led an armed individual to enter the business demanding to see its basement.

“Fox explained these movements believe all over the world there were transgender individuals running governments, kingdoms, and corporations,” court documents stated. “Fox explained that he had run [the congresswoman’s] skull features through forensic analysis and determined that [she] was born male and is now transgender.”

Fox entered his guilty plea to U.S. Magistrate Judge Damian L. Martinez at the U.S. District Court in New Mexico last Thursday.

The FBI has deemed QAnon believers as a domestic terrorist threat. Its believers suspect that a shadowy international child-trafficking ring — run by Satan-worshipping Democrats, Hollywood elites, and lizard-humanoids — sexually abuse and torture kids in order to extract an allegedly psychedelic, youth-rejuvenating chemical called adrenochrome from their victims’ pituitary glands. While human bodies do produce adrenochrome, it does not actually have any psychedelic or youth-rejuvenating effects.

QAnon has been linked to death threats against LGBTQ politicians and their allies. QAnon believers have not partnered up with international organizations that actually work to prevent child trafficking.

Building off of this hysteria, right-wingers have claimed that transgender people, LGBTQ+ people, their allies, and gender-affirming doctors want to “sexualize” children and “mutilate” their genitals through surgery, even though such surgeries aren’t conducted on trans children.

Doctors, however, do regularly mutilate children’s genitals through irreversible circumcision and other surgeries on intersex infants without the infant’s consent. Some of these surgeries result in permanent damage and even death. However, QAnon adherents and right-wingers seem unconcerned about these commonplace surgeries.

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