Three Kansas Christian extremists who labeled themselves “Crusaders” were arrested at the end of last Friday. The men, Curtis Allen, Gavin Wright, and Patrick Eugene Stein, are accused of plotting the mass murder of Muslims following November’s presidential election. According to the Justice Department, all three men have been charged with the heinous and extreme crime of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.
As The Washington Post reports, the Kansas Christian extremist “Crusaders” stand accused of planning multiple attacks on a Kansas apartment complex which is known to be home to multiple Muslim immigrants, as well as plotting to attack a mosque. Many of the intended victims of the Kansas Christian extremists were known to be Somali immigrants of Islamic faith.
“These charges are based on eight months of investigation by the FBI that is alleged to have taken the investigators deep into a hidden culture of hatred and violence. Many Kansans may find it as startling as I do that such things could happen here.”
Reportedly, the Kansas Christian extremists who called themselves “The Crusaders” were ratted out to the Feds by a paid informant who had infiltrated their organization. The Kansas Christian extremists reportedly had organized a meeting that included many more attendees than the three arrested men, men who have been identified as the leaders of the planned attacks on local Muslims.
According to the informant, the group of so-called crusaders referred to Muslims in their community and elsewhere as “cockroaches” as they plotted and schemed to kill them in cold blood.
The FBI alleges that the three Kansas Christian extremists who were charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction are the “architects” of the plot to murder their Muslim neighbors. Reportedly, they were identified as such through a comprehensive investigation that spanned over half a year. Included among the alleged evidence against the Kansas Christian Crusaders’is reportedly audio and video recordings, social media posts, and other activities and the testimony of the FBI’s paid informant.
According to the complaint filed against the three Kansas Christian extremists, members of the group that attended the group’s meetings often spoke of a deep-seeded hatred for the Muslims and Somali immigrants in the area. According to the informant who assisted the FBI with their investigation into the activities of the so-called Crusaders, in addition to plotting to murder as many innocent Muslims as possible, the members of the group of Christian extremists also regularly harassed Somali immigrants in Kansas.
On at least one occasion, one of the Kansas Crusaders reportedly yelled curses at female Somali immigrants simply because they were wearing traditional clothing native to their home country.
The reason behind the Kansas Christian extremists plans to murder countless Muslims and Somali immigrants was reportedly terrifyingly simple. Allegedly, the so-called Crusaders were hoping to create a “bloodbath” that would incite other militias to “act” (presumably in the same manner) following the November election. Reportedly, they want America to “turn around,” and they believed that a mass murder situation was the “only way” that turn could be brought about.
The Washington Post also reports that the three Kansas Christian extremists (aka The Crusaders) had a fairly well-developed and detailed plan for their proposed terrorist attack on local Muslims and Somali immigrants. The men reportedly believed that finding the necessary guns would be the easiest part, and they were reportedly well armed with rifles, scopes, body armor and extra rounds when they were arrested.
In addition to plotting mass murder, the Kansas Christian men also reportedly discussed other crimes that they planned on carrying out against the local Muslim community. Crimes that reportedly included murder, kidnapping, rape, and arson.
At the beginning of their plans, the Kansas extremists have reportedly planned to burst into the Somali-Muslim apartment complex they’d profiled and staked out and go door-to-door killing people, not even sparing the babies. However, after months of intensive planning, the group of Crusaders opted to go with a less personal, more destructive method of mass murder. Namely, the group of Kansas Christian extremists known to themselves as The Crusaders, allegedly opted to detonate bombs similar to the one used in the Oklahoma City domestic terrorist attack in 1995 prior to their Friday arrest.
[Featured Image by Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office]