Robert Doggart is a Christian terrorist. The FBI has recordings of him plotting to blow up a mosque, a school and other buildings in a predominately Muslim town in New York in concert with a militia looking to spark a new civil war. And he’s been allowed to plea down to a minor charge with a maximum of 5 years in prison.
Former Tennessee congressional candidate Robert Doggart didn’t think it would take much to attack a Muslim community in upstate New York: a small group of gunmen with assault rifles, some Molotov cocktails or a demolitions expert and, just in case, a machete.
“If it gets down to the machete, we will cut them to shreds,” Doggart said on a call intercepted by the FBI, according to a criminal complaint…
From March through April, Doggart allegedly discussed his plans to burn down a mosque, a school and a cafeteria in Islamberg with other individuals in Texas and South Carolina both in person and by phone, according to the complaint. Court documents showed Doggart discussed employing a variety of weapons in the attack, including M-4 military-style rifles, pistols, Molotov cocktails, explosives and the aforementioned machete.
He also allegedly attempted to recruit people to participate in the attack through Facebook, referring to Islamberg as “Target 3.”
“The Operation in mind requires but <20 expert gunners,” one post read, according to the complaint. “Target 3 is vulnerable from many approaches, and must be utterly destroyed in order to get the attention of the American People. If you are volunteering, and can show for a face-to-face meeting of these patriots, then we would welcome your skill set.”
The complaint showed that Doggart’s communications were often full of such fiery, soaring rhetoric.
“Our small group will soon be faced with the fight of our lives,” Doggart wrote in another Facebook post. “We will offer those lives as collateral to prove our commitment to our God. We shall be Warriors who will inflict horrible numbers of casualties upon the enemies of our Nation and World Peace.”
The complaint also referenced an intercepted phone call in which Doggart told a woman: “When we meet with this state, the people that we will seek will know who we are. We will be cruel to them. And we will burn down their buildings.”
Doggart allegedly mentioned to a confidential FBI source that he’d set a deadline of April 15 to carry out the attack in accordance with the plans of a private militia group he’d been working with, according to information in the plea agreement. Doggart said that on that date, the militia, identified only as “OAF,” was “gonna start a civil war.”
If he were a Muslim, he’d be facing terrorism charges and life in the Florence Supermax. But he’s a white Christian, so:
Doggart is currently awaiting sentencing under house arrest. He faces up to five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and three years probation.
Apparently it’s only terrorism if done by Muslims, not to Muslims.