The FBI said it has disrupted two men’s plans to shoot up or bomb churches and synagogues.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that FBI agents were posing as illegal arms dealers who received orders for guns and explosives from two men who were part of a white supremacy group.
The men, Robert C. Doyle, 34, of Chester, and Ronald Beasley Chaney III, 33, were charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Richmond with attempting to buy the weapons from FBI agents.
“Doyle and Chaney and others known and unknown to the FBI, ascribe to a white supremacy extremist version of the Asatru faith (a pagan religion),” alleges a five-page affidavit from FBI Special Agent James R. Rudisill.
The agent said the plan was for Doyle and others to meet at Doyle’s house “to discuss acting out in furtherance of their extremist beliefs by shooting or bombing the occupants of black churches and Jewish synagogues, conducting acts of violence against persons of the Jewish faith, and doing harm to a gun store owner.”