Why domestic terrorism attempt in Garden City, Kansas, failed
In 2016, a plot to kill hundreds of Somali Muslim immigrants in southwest Kansas was foiled by an unlikely hero.
Three men who were part of a militia group calling itself the Crusaders had planned to set off a bomb at a Garden City, Kansas, apartment complex. The residents were mostly Somali Muslim refugees who also had a mosque at the complex.
The bomb plot may have been successful had it not been for a paid FBI informant. His story is included in "White Hot Hate: A True Story of Domestic Terrorism in America’s Heartland" written by former Boston Globe reporter Dick Lehr.
Lehr reveals how that informant, former probation officer Dan Day, was recruited by the FBI. It offers profiles on the three conspirators behind the plan and tells just how close those men came to setting off what would have been a catastrophic explosion.
- Dick Lehr, professor of journalism at Boston University and author of "White Hot Hate: A True Story of Domestic Terrorism in America’s Heartland"