Target: President Barack Obama
Goal: Charge Robert Doggart with conspiring to perform a terrorist attack after allegedly planning to massacre a Muslim community.
A Muslim community in New York would have been massacred and all its buildings burned down if plans allegedly made by former Congressional candidate Robert Doggart had been carried out. Thankfully the attack was thwarted by law enforcement, but he has not been charged with planning an act of terrorism. Demand that the government charge Doggart as what he is: a terrorist.
Robert Doggart, who ran an unsuccessful campaign for one of Tennessee’s national congressional seats in 2014, was arrested by the FBI in April on allegations that he planned to execute an attack on a Muslim community hamlet called “Islamberg” near Hancock, New York. According to the federal government, Doggart had enlisted the help of around 20 militia members—people that Doggart had been recorded calling “expert gunners”—to help him carry out the attack.
He and his militia allegedly aimed to burn down the rural hamlet’s mosque, school, and cafeteria, all while gunning down anyone who tried to stop them. The government had recorded him allegedly saying, “When we meet with this [community], the people that we seek will know who we are. We will be cruel to them. And we will burn down their buildings.”
Statements that the federal government contends were made by Doggart leave no question as to his motivations with the attack. “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 federal government has charged Doggart with “soliciting others to violate civil rights, attempts to damage religious property because of the religious character of the property, and making threats through interstate communication,” but these are all relatively minor. Sign the petition below to demand that Doggart be rightfully charged with planning a terrorist attack.
Dear President Obama,
I am writing you today about the alarming case of Robert Doggart. This man is an apparent far-right terrorist who allegedly planned a religiously-motivated attack against a Muslim community that would have led to the deaths of countless innocent Muslim Americans and the destruction of their holy buildings. Somehow though, he has not yet been charged with terrorism.
According to the FBI, Doggart had planned to take around 20 heavily-armed militia members with him from Tennessee up to the rural, Muslim-majority hamlet of Islamberg outside of Hancock, New York to carry out a massacre. He allegedly wanted to burn down their mosque and school, and murder any Muslims who tried to stop them.
This is a clear case of conspiring to carry out a terrorist attack. Despite that, he has only been charged with “soliciting others to violate civil rights, attempts to damage religious property because of the religious character of the property, and making threats through interstate communication.” I demand that you increase the charges being made against Doggart to include planning a terrorist attack.
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