Authorities announced the arrest of three men in Kansas who they allege were planning a terrorist attack on a local mosque on November 9th, the day after Election Day.
Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen were arrested by the FBI after they determined that the men had the "desire, means and capability" to carry out the attack. At the time of their arrest, officers found a large cache of weapons and ammunition.
According to KWCH12 in Kansas, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said the men planned to park vehicles full of explosives at all four corners of a local apartment complex, in order to "wake people up".
He also said the men wrote a manifesto to be published after the bombing. They were a part of a group called "Crusaders," which the FBI described as a group that espoused “sovereign citizen, anti-government, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant extremist beliefs.”
Huffington Post has more:
As part of the plot, individuals allegedly plotted to attack Muslim immigrants, focusing on an apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas. The FBI had been investigating individuals in the group since February and documented their violent rhetoric against Muslims.
“The only fucking way this country’s ever going to get turned around is it will be a bloodbath and it will be a nasty, messy motherfucker. Unless a lot more people in this country wake up and smell the fucking coffee and decide they want this country back … we might be too late, if they do wake up … I think we can get it done. But it ain’t going to be nothing nice about it,” Stein allegedly said during one conference call.
Stein also allegedly referred to the group’s targets, Somali immigrants, as “cockroaches” and discussed dipping bullets in pig’s blood before using them.
Stein allegedly “yelled at Somali women dressed in traditional garb, calling them ‘fucking raghead bitches.’”
What has this campaign season wrought? I'm fairly certain this is only beginning.
The SPLC has published the full complaint here. Here's another excerpt of it, which is chilling because it isn't all that different from what we see every day at Trump rallies.