Trial enters third day for man accused in plot against Muslims

Muslims rally near the Joel W. Solomon Federal building Monday, July 13, 2015 to protest what they see as light treatment of Robert Doggart, who plotted to murder Muslims in Islamberg, N.Y.

Federal prosecutors will continue their case this morning against a Sequatchie County, Tenn., man accused of planning an attack on a Muslim community in 2015.

For two days, prosecutors have played wiretapped phone calls in which Robert Doggart openly discusses his plan to burn down mosques and other buildings at Islamberg in Hancock, N.Y. with several colleagues he found on Facebook militia sites.

Doggart, a 65-year-old former congressional candidate and Christian preacher, believed Islamberg members were planning to poison the Delaware River or attack New York City, according to the calls. He wanted to verify the threat first, but also spoke of using assault rifles and machetes at the 70-acre compound with a group of 10 supporters.

"We will be cruel to them," he often says during the recordings.