Refugee Resettlement Watch

FBI says three men planned attack on Somali refugees in Kansas

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 17, 2016

Here is the AP story from Saturday published at the Eagle Tribune.

The timing of the arrest is suspicious (is the FBI helping Hillary again, will she bring it up in the debate on Wednesday as an example of right wing extremism?), but otherwise we will wait and see what comes of  this.


Tyson Foods Garden City, KS: Wherever you have Tyson Foods you will find cheap refugee labor. I didn’t make it to Garden City this summer on my tour of mostly American meatpacking towns, but visited many others with large numbers of Somali and other immigrants fueling ethnic tensions as the US Dept. of State provides refugee labor for BIG MEAT.

For background, you might want to see our archive on Garden City, KS (click here) where Tyson Foods has long been a draw for cheap refugee laborers.  For more information on refugee resettlement in Kansas generally, go here.

One of my all-time favorite posts on Garden City is one from 2010 where Somali Muslims wanted a taxpayer supported cemetery to set aside a section just for Muslims so they wouldn’t have to be with infidels even after death.

For serious students of the history of Somalis and Tyson Foods in Kansas see our entire category on Emporia, KS by clicking here. It is a classic case of how a flood of refugees pushed a town over the edge. (Tyson ultimately closed the plant and moved refugees elsewhere.)

This is a bit of the AP story from over the weekend.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three members of a Kansas militia group were charged Friday with plotting to bomb an apartment complex that’s home to Somali immigrants in the western Kansas meatpacking town of Garden City, a thwarted attack prosecutors say was planned for the day after the November election.

The arrests were the culmination of an eight-month FBI investigation [suspicious timing?—ed] that took agents “deep into a hidden culture of hatred and violence,” Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

A complaint unsealed Friday charges Curtis Wayne Allen, 49; Patrick Eugene Stein, 47; and Gavin Wayne Wright, 49, with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. Their first court appearance is Monday.

Prosecutors said the men don’t yet have attorneys. Publicly listed phone numbers for the men couldn’t immediately be found.

The men are members of a small militia group that calls itself “the Crusaders,” and whose members espouse sovereign citizen, anti-government, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant extremist beliefs, according to the complaint.

Continue reading here.

It looks like it is Catholic Charities that is resettling refugees (including many Muslims) in to Garden City.  See here.

12 Responses to “FBI says three men planned attack on Somali refugees in Kansas”

  1. Kuni Leml said

    How exactly does this help Hillary?

    This is a small town Kansas story that I (and probably the vast majority of people) had forgotten about the day after it happened (if not by later that day) until this story reminded me about it.


    • Ann Corcoran said

      Hillary has already made a statement about it. She was on it immediately! She will surely be mentioning it as an example of right wing terrorists either at the debate or within days. Her pals at the Southern Poverty Law Center are ginning it up as we speak.

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  2. It’s not uncommon for cemeteries to have specific areas set aside for specific religious groups.

    And if you want to know what motivated these terrorists, read your own site and comments. Y’all spread the fear and hatred, the xenophobia and lies.

    Christians? Hardly.

    Matthew 25:35-40

    “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”


    • Ann Corcoran said

      The Bible says nothing about extracting money from taxpayers via government agencies and passing it along to others and claiming that is somehow Christian charity. So can you tell us how many third world immigrants you have helped with your personal money, opened your home etc. And, if you have done anything significant, I would be happy to post your story here to inspire others.

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  3. Only three? I guess the FBI will label them as Christian Terrorists.


  4. sturandot13 said

    What’s with the “Publicly listed phone numbers for the men couldn’t immediately be found.” crap? I have NEVER before seen this sort of a statement when people have been arrested for anything. Why with these suspects? (As if I needed to ask.)

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  6. dotsword said

    I agree Ann;
    –also, did Not go unnoticed that media [MSM] gave heavy coverage of this –Daily –yet [no surprise] did NOT even bother to mention any of the numerous refugee-related arrests that we see rolling across our screens daily.


    • Neil Kelly said

      FALSE FLAG. Or a huuuge stretch of the word “plot.” Like the Huttery, or whatever it was, where a DEEP investigation revealed a very credible “plot” to overthrow the government. I believe they were released when it was discovered that the plot was, in fact, a bunch of drunk sarcasm.

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    • Kuni Leml said

      Okay, I’ll bite.

      The story about three refugees getting arrested for planning to attack a multi-residence dwelling to kill those living there, is where again?


      • dotsword said

        Dear Lord,

        please give me patience to ignore insults from the extremely naive and uninitiated;

        — also with people who do not know how to find — nor research, nor read– the national news;

        –also from people who believe sarcastic responses can somehow Expiate them –when indeed, there is no atonement

        –while simultaneously giving public display of their Lack of actual experience, and their gross ignorance………………………………

        * * *of a subject that I can only wish I did Not have Over 20 years day-to-day Embedded Experience * * *


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