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Christian Militia Charged With Plotting to Murder Officers

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Nine suspected members of the Hutaree militia ...

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…In an indictment against the nine unsealed on Monday, the Justice Department said they were part of a group of apocalyptic Christian militants who were plotting to kill law enforcement officers in hopes of inciting an antigovernment uprising, the latest in a recent surge in right-wing militia activity.

The court filing said the group, which called itself the Hutaree, planned to kill an unidentified law enforcement officer and then bomb the funeral caravan using improvised explosive devices based on designs used against American troops by insurgents in Iraq.

The Hutaree Web site features the motto “Preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive” and a video showing rifle-toting men in camouflage running through woods and firing weapons.

“Jesus wanted us to be ready to defend ourselves using the sword and stay alive using equipment,” the Web site says, adding, “The Hutaree will one day see its enemy and meet him on the battlefield if so God wills it.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/30/us/30militia.html?ref=global-home

Authorities said the arrests underscored the dangers of homegrown right-wing extremism of the sort seen in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

Hutaree says on its Web site its name means “Christian warrior” and describes the word as part of a secret language few are privileged to know. The group quotes several Bible passages and declares: “We believe that one day, as prophecy says, there will be an Anti-Christ. … Jesus wanted us to be ready to defend ourselves using the sword and stay alive using equipment.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100330/ap_on_re_us/us_fbi_raids

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Written by S Ibrahim

Mar 30, 2010 at 10:00 am

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  1. Shouldn’t they be called terrorists ?

    mubarak

    Mar 31, 2010 at 8:56 am


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