Muslims of Somali descent targeted in Kansas bomb plot
- Three men were arrested on charges of domestic terrorism after a plot to bomb an apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas housing a large number of immigrant Somali Muslims.
- The conspirators went by the name “The Crusaders” and had come under surveillance during an eight-month investigation by the FBI.
- The failed plot comes amidst a wave of anti-Muslim attacks in the U.S., with 2015 and 2016 having had the highest number on record.
“Attack on Somalis in Kansas thwarted, feds say” (CNN)
“3 Held in Bomb Plot Against Somalis in Kansas” (The New York Times)
“Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Reach ‘Levels Not Surpassed’ Since 9/11: Analysis” (NBC News)
(Image Credit: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters, via NBC News)