Oh Lookie, Tennessee Grew A Terrorist & He’s Been Arrested

Oddly, I haven’t heard anything about this in our Tennessee news media, and a part of me wondered if it weren’t some weird hoax. But then, it’s Tennessee, and nobody does crazy like we do:

An American man who stood in elections for the US Congress has admitted plotting to attack a Muslim community, shooting residents and burning down a mosque.

Robert R. Doggart, 63, was arrested by the FBI before he could carry out the plan to “utterly destroy” Islamberg, a village in New York state.

Posts on his Facebook page, tapped phone calls and conversations with police sources revealed the plot to attack on 15 April, setting fire to key buildings and killing anyone who resisted with guns or machetes.

According to a plea agreement filed at the US District Court of the Eastern District of Tennessee, Doggart wrote a Facebook post in February saying: “Target 3 [Islamberg] is vulnerable from many approaches and must be utterly destroyed.”

He met several co-conspirators in different parts of the state, justifying the carnage by claiming that residents were “planning a terrorist attack”, legal documents published by Heavy said.

They planned to burn down buildings including a mosque, a school and a cafeteria, shooting anyone who tried to stop them.

In a phone call to an FBI source on 6 March, Doggart was recorded saying: “Those guys have to be killed. Their buildings need to be burnt down. If we can get in there and do that not losing a man, even the better.”

He issued advice on guns, telling people to arm themselves with AR-15 and M-16 rifles.

Doggart, who ran as an independent candidate for the 4th Congressional District of Tennessee in 2014, admitted planning to carry an M4 carbine and offered to arm the FBI source with “the meanest shotgun on Earth”.

Doggart ran for Congress in 2014 to represent Tennessee’s 4th Congressional district, the seat currently heald by Scott “abortion for me but not for thee” DesJarlais. According to Ballotpedia, Doggart only got 9,238 votes. He’s apparently an engineer in the energy industry and spent 17 years with TVA.

His platform reads like your typical Fox New-watching Tea Party wackaloon:

Doggart said his platform calls for the integrity of the Constitution, the protection of the people, land and form of government by the military; fair distribution of appropriations; reversal or revision of the Roe vs. Wade court decision allowing abortion on demand; limiting immigration or amnesty to reasonable numbers supportable by the economy; and full disclosure related to the Benghazi incident.

So, you know, just your standard-issue Tennessee Republican. Off to slaughter Muslims in Islamberg, New York. Looks like Tennessee has its own home-grown terrorist now, plotting to attack a community in New York. Of course, if the local media ever does get around to reporting on this story, do you think they’ll use the “T” word? I’m thinking …. not.

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16 responses to “Oh Lookie, Tennessee Grew A Terrorist & He’s Been Arrested

  1. Kathleen

    “Of course, if the local media ever does get around to reporting on this story, do you think they’ll use the “T” word? I’m thinking …. not.”

    The First Rule of the White Club is that there is no White Club.

  2. “Of course, if the local media ever does get around to reporting on this story, do you think they’ll use the “T” word?”

    Hell, even the NATIONAL media won’t do that. Remember the fertilizer storm that blew in way back when when DOJ reported that militias were getting out of hand, just in time for the pointy heads to scream “PERSECUTION!!”? Notice how they went REAL silent after McVeigh blew up the Murrah building. The MSM never set things right after that, and they won’t now.

  3. Well, all we have to do to find home-grown terror groups is to go on the SPLC website…Morris Dees has been following and updating and indicting these NUTS for years. And the latest documented facts indicate the numbers of these KKK-like gangs are over 1,000 nationwide. AND the SPLC started warning the country that the numbers would greatly increase as Barack Obama was elected in 2008…and of course it has. I am not familiar with this nit wit, but we had a great Democrat running against Dr. Abortion, a very well qualified candidate, Lenda Sherrell…I had not heard about Doggart NOR the fact that he got 9,000 votes! We do know that DesJarlais got plenty of dirty money from the KOCHs and Rove….I can not imagine The terrorist getting that many votes!

  4. Shutter

    First time I read your post I thought you reported Dogshit got 9.238 votes. Had me wondering about who qualified as .238 of a person. Then I put on the reading glasses and voila! there were over 9 THOUSAND fully qualified voters who thought this guy was just fine with them.

    I liked it better when it was 9 point 238.

    • Well, you have to remember who he was running against. I’d bet most of the people who voted for him were Republicans who didn’t want to vote for hypocrite Scott DesJarlies and just couldn’t push a button for a Democrat.

    • CB

      I read it the same way. Wishful thinking, perhaps.😉

    • And what is a damned shame about this election is that Dr. Abortion got enough votes to pull this off…it must have been the KOCH brothers money. I don’t think he ever had the guts to debate our Candidate and he didn’t bother to vote in his last 10 opportunities in the U.S. House…claiming he has brain cancer. If he did, he had full coverage under Obamacares to get access to the most affordable health care in America….all our “GOP caucus members in Congress signed up in 3013 so they could complain about ‘losing money’…..not ONE complaint from any of them yet.

  5. Bitter Scribe

    Were any of his co-conspirators arrested? Or were they all FBI agents/informants?

  6. As Pogo once said, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

    • Hey, y’all, it takes awhile for East TN ‘media’ to get any truths out, especially about right wing gun/ psycho nuts and their plans to destroy any group they hate. However, yesterday the Times Free Press and our Knoxville News Sentinel both had long articles about this, and I didn’t find any mention of co-conspirators here OR in NY State.
      I still question how this rabid “Independent” managed to get 9,000 plus votes….but then he might have also been supported by dirty, dark, outside money as well.

  7. ThresherK

    Your Nutmegger correspondent here, with a somewhat off-topic item you may have missed:

    ATF investigates, seizes materiel, from Fairfield, CT arms maker.

    Stag Arms was courted to move to freedom-lovin’ Texas because Rick Perry wanted to be fellated on national TV, and the company got its fee-fees hurt by not being in a state with a gun-nut-run lege.

    Rick Perry has yet to comment. I expect something about how in Texas the state government’s “freedom” would keep the ATF out of gun factories.

    • Wow. So Stag Arms is busted for putting together assault rifles without serial numbers on them, and their big excuse is “the guy who does that was on vacation”? Amazing.