Tre medlemmer av en milits som kalte seg Korsfarerne er arrestert i Kansas siktet for å ha planlagt et angrep på et boligkompleks med mange somaliere dagen etter presidentvalget. En undercoveragent-agent rapporterte forberedelsene til et angrep a la Orlando, og da disse var kommet langt nok, slo politiet til.
Gruppen hadde våpen og retorikken var hatefull. De mente alvor.
The FBI investigation was sparked by a «reliable, paid» confidential informant within the Crusaders militia, who covertly recorded meetings. The group was also monitored through social media and other open sources.
The complaint says the three men charged were conspiring «to carry out a domestic terrorist attack by using an improvised explosive device (IED) to destroy an apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas, which contains a mosque and is home to many Muslims,» referred to as «cockroaches» by the group. «They have routinely expressed a hatred for Muslims, individuals of Somali descent, and immigrants. They chose the target location based on their hatred of these groups, their perception that these groups represent a threat to American society, a desire to inspire other militia groups, and a desire to ‘wake people up.’”
Stein, the affidavit continues, conducted surveillance on a mall frequented by Somalis, a mosque that was located within an apartment complex, and vehicles believed to belong to Somalis or other Muslims. On one of these expeditions the informant was driving Stein when he at «various times yelled at Somali women dressed in traditional garb, calling them ‘fucking raghead bitches.'»