RNA - Federal prosecutors announced on Friday afternoon they'd arrested three menon charges of domestic terrorism for planning to bomb a mosque and apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas. They called themselves the "Crusaders," a group U.S. Attorney Tom Beall referred to as a "militia."
The details given at the afternoon press conference about how the men planned an anti-Muslim slaughter were harrowing, but they didn't hold a candle to the details in a criminal complaint against the three men — Curtin Wayne Allen, Patrick Eugene Stein and Gavin Wayne Wright — who planned the attack.
Over a seven month period, the FBI investigated the group "whose members support and espouse sovereign citizen, anti-government, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant extremist beliefs," according to the complaint.
The investigation began when a paid, unnamed source began attending Crusaders meetings — wearing a body recorder and monitoring phone calls and messages — where the group began planning an attack on the local Muslim population with an improvised explosive. Transcripts and accounts from the source reveal staggeringly Islamophobic and violent rhetoric.