A terrorist plot to bomb an apartment building in Kansas was halted by the FBI when three men were arrested on Friday October 14th who have all been charged with conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction. Unfortunately for right-wing zealots, this incident will not be music to their ears as the individuals who were arrested are all white right-wing fringe lunatics who sought to blow up an apartment building housing refugees from Somalia.
The individuals in question, Curtis Allen, Patrick Stein, and Gavin Wright all belong to a group called “The Crusaders” and have been accused of attempting to target a community of around 120 Somali immigrants who all lived in the same apartment building that included a mosque.
The plan by the despicable conservatives was to load numerous vehicles with explosives and then to park them on the four corners of the building before detonation to ensure as much destruction as possible. The terrorists planned to do this the day after election day, of which they believed Donald Trump would win the presidency, to send a message to the rest of America to “wake people up” according to Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall. Beyond attacking innocent Somalis the group also considered attacking various government officials who had supported the Somali community.
Apparently the FBI had been on to the right-wing terrorists for over eight months as they conducted an in-depth investigation with included sending in undercover agents to infiltrate their despicable community which Beall described as a “hidden culture of hatred and violence.”
Lead FBI investigator in charge of the operation, Eric Jackson, said, “These individuals had desire, the means, and the capability and were committed to carrying out this act of domestic terrorism.
While the initial plot has been stopped the FBI refused to comment on other individuals our right-wing fringe groups which had been connected to the plot, as they say the investigation and is still ongoing.
All three men are presently being held without bail and if convicted will all be facing life sentences.
The incident is another in a long line of right-wing terror plots concocted by scared white people who believe America is being overrun by immigrants who do not look like them. They believed, ignorantly, the best way to combat the very real threat of terrorism was to become terrorists themselves so they could point out their diabolical fingers and find affirmation in their world view. Such a warped pathology is difficult to imagine for a rational thinking individual, and the data available does not support what these individuals believe to be true.
A study by a think tank in Washington, “New America“, concluded that since 2002 right-wing militia groups have killed more people in the United States than Islamic terrorists have. There have been nine attacks that killed 45 individuals launched by those seeking to create a jihad in the United States, while right-wing terrorists have launched 18 attacks that have killed 48 individuals on American soil.
Furthermore the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security surveyed 382 law enforcement groups in America and concluded:
Law enforcement agencies in the United States consider anti-government violent extremists, not radicalized Muslims, to be the most severe threat of political violence that they face.
Facts don’t matter to these people, and most if not all of them are too far gone to see they have become exactly what they fear. They’ve become oblivious to their own dangerous hypocrisy, and that should concern every thinking member of American society.
Lou Colagiovanni is an investigative journalist living in Las Vegas who specializes in politics and crime. His work has been highlighted all over the world and he is regularly featured on television and radio.