Three Kansas Men Arrested in Terrorism Plot

  1. 3 Held in Bomb Plot Against Somalis in Kansas
    Three militia members plotted to detonate a bomb at a housing complex in western Kansas where Somali immigrants lived and worshiped, federal investigators said Friday.
    The men, who were arrested Friday morning on domestic terrorism charges, scouted out the apartments in Garden City, Kan., stockpiled guns and composed a manifesto about their anti-Muslim motives, prosecutors said.
    “Their rhetoric and their speech have revealed a hatred for Muslims, Somalis and immigrants,” an F.B.I. agent wrote in affidavit related to the case.
    The plotters planned to carry out their attack on Nov. 9, the day after the presidential election, the authorities said...

    ... According to the F.B.I. agent’s affidavit, the men referred to Muslims as “cockroaches” and met frequently to discuss the plot.

    Officials said that the apartment complex they targeted housed about 120 people, including many Somalis who work at a nearby meatpacking plant, and that one of the units was used as a mosque.
    Eric Jackson, the special agent in charge of the F.B.I’s Kansas City office, said that agents infiltrated the militia months ago, and that the men planned to wait until the presidential campaign was over before carrying out the plot...
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/15/us...mali.html?_r=0
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   AndyB
    Since when is this "politics"?
  4. by   herring_RN
    Quote from AndyB
    Since when is this "politics"?
    Feds: 3 suspects in Kansas anti-Somali plot sought a 'bloodbath'
    ... An alleged plot to blow up a Kansas apartment complex filled with Somali immigrants one day after the November elections aimed to create a "bloodbath" to "wake up" the country politically, according to one of three members of a militia group charged with domestic terrorism, federal authorities say.
    Feds: 3 suspects in Kansas anti-Somali plot sought a 'bloodbath'
    ... the men planned to wait until the presidential campaign was over before carrying out the plot...
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/15/us...mali.html?_r=0
  5. by   AndyB
    Quote from herring_RN
    Feds: 3 suspects in Kansas anti-Somali plot sought a 'bloodbath'
    ... An alleged plot to blow up a Kansas apartment complex filled with Somali immigrants one day after the November elections aimed to create a "bloodbath" to "wake up" the country politically, according to one of three members of a militia group charged with domestic terrorism, federal authorities say.
    Feds: 3 suspects in Kansas anti-Somali plot sought a 'bloodbath'
    Politics:

    pol·i·tics
    ˈpäləˌtiks/
    noun
    noun: politics
    the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power.
    "the president's relationship with Congress is vital to American politics"
    synonyms: government, affairs of state, public affairs; diplomacy
    "a career in politics"




    • the activities of governments concerning the political relations between countries.
      plural noun: politics
      "in the conduct of global politics, economic status must be backed by military capacity"


    • the academic study of government and the state.
      "a politics lecturer"


  6. by   ElvishDNP
    I think they misspelled 'terrorists.'
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Its okay in politics as this crime has political overtones...carry on...
  8. by   StNeotser
    So, an effort to "wake people up" to what? That three white males in Kansas can be unhinged and scary enough to want to bomb a Muslim community?
  9. by   macawake
    Quote from herring_RN
    An alleged plot to blow up a Kansas apartment complex filled with Somali immigrants one day after the November elections aimed to create a "bloodbath" to "wake up" the country politically...

    Feds: 3 suspects in Kansas anti-Somali plot sought a 'bloodbath'
    (partial quote)

    Making Muslim immigrants the victims of a heinous crime on US soil in an attempt to demonstrate that Muslims pose a threat to the US... Nope. That logic is so warped that it simply doesn't make sense. I don't see that it could make sense to anyone, not even to an intellectually underendowed, hatemongering fanatic.

    Most sane and rational folks fear individuals who are willing and able to make and detonate bombs much more than they fear people working in a meatpacking plant, regardless of the plant workers ethnic or religious identity. As a "wake-up call", the plan is deeply flawed.

    The purpose of terrorism is to attempt to intimidate and coerce, most often with the end goal of destabilizing or overthrowing the current government/political regime/system.

    Acts like the one that was planned attack the very foundation of a democratic society. I'm glad that their plan was foiled.
  10. by   CryssyD
    Quote from AndyB
    Since when is this "politics"?
    A) Donald Trump, the GOP nominee for President, is a loud and proud anti-Islamist and racist--he speaks about Muslims, immigrants, and refugees in highly inflammatory terms and openly asks people to react violently to peaceful protesters at his rallies. This plot to murder innocent Muslims in Kansas is surely not the only one.

    B) Terrorism is, by definition, an inherently political act--if there is no political agenda, the crimes committed are simply that: crimes.

    terrorism: noun; The use of violence, or the threat of violence, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political goals

    from: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. Fifth edition. 2016. The Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

    You're welcome!
  11. by   heron
    Quote from AndyB
    Since when is this "politics"?
    Since the alt-right has been threatening violence throughout the campaign if they don't get their way.

    Trump is now calling on his followers to turn out to prevent "other communities" from stealing his presidency. He's blaming his dismal performance on a global conspiracy of "bankers" - alt-right code for Jews.

    He's threatening to toss his political opponent in jail and has twice suggested that she be should be shot.

    Now a trio of bullies has decided to "wake up" America, brownshirt-style.

    Yup, it's politics, Trump-style.
  12. by   herring_RN
  13. by   BCgradnurse
    Look forward to more of this if G-d forbid, Trump wins the election. He truly brings out the worst of America.
  14. by   toomuchbaloney
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    Look forward to more of this if G-d forbid, Trump wins the election. He truly brings out the worst of America.
    He certainly brings out the worst in discussion boards.

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