Patrick Stein dubbed himself the "Orkinman" -- according to him Muslims were "cockroaches" and they needed to be exterminated. “They’re here for one reason and one reason only,” Stein said, believing that the Muslim takeover was about to begin. Stein however was confiding in Brian, an undercover FBI agent posing as an arms dealer.
After their initial meeting Stein and Brian began exchanging encrypted text messages, where Stein opened up, expressing his hate for Muslims and support for Donald Trump, he's "the Man" Stein said.
Stein's plan was to attack a group of Somali refugees living in an apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas, and he wanted to know if Brian could get him No. 8 blasting caps, ones they could “detonate with a cellphone-type deal.” Fortunately Stein never got that far.
Today, Stein along with Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen are on trial for their alleged attempted terrorist plot.
Few on Twitter were surprised that Stein was a Trump supporter.
And many felt that Trump's often incendiary rhetoric has emboldened white supremacists across the country.
I live in Garden city, one of these Crusader dudes once came into my families liquor store and heard me speaking Spanish, and yelled at me and a customer "Ol' Trumpies gonn get rid of all yalls!".— Antonio Martinez (@Wtfsatwit) April 5, 2018
This is exactly what trump promotes. Expect more of the same— Patricia Knowles (@pgiubilo) April 6, 2018
Trump is still inciting racism that’s why these lunatics comes out do the things they do because of Trump. I hope he is found guilty & gets a lengthy time in prison.— Rhonda54 wants gun control (@rgrossley48) April 6, 2018
There were soon calls for President Trump and GOP Leadership to begin addressing what many feel is a growing problem.
REALLY??? What is Trump gonna say about this shit?? Probably nothing-cause he's not an immigrant.— EVE22 (@EVE22) April 6, 2018
Like it or not, this is at the heart of @realDonaldTrump's rhetoric. This is not what #America is about, yet the @GOP does nothing:#Complicit in #Terrorism@SpeakerRyan@SenateMajLdr@SenBobCorker@marcorubio@SenJohnMcCain@LindseyGrahamSC@HouseGOP@SenateGOP#COWARDS— T.R. Dakota (@nmpforever) April 6, 2018
Florida shooter trained by white supremacist Militia— John R. Spahn (@spahn_r) April 5, 2018
Texas bomber trained by Christian militia
Failed bomb attempt by 3% militia man
Militia marching with neo-nazis in Charlottesville terror attack
Maybe we should be dealing with these groups.
While there are those who support President Trump, for others, plots like Stein's are part of a new and worrying trend.
H/T - HuffPost