Nine members of a Michigan-based Christian militia group have been indicted on sedition and weapons charges in connection with an alleged plot to murder law enforcement officers in hopes of setting off an anti-government uprising.
In court filings unsealed Monday, the Justice Department accused the nine people of planning to kill an unidentified law enforcement officer, then plant improvised explosive devices of a type used by insurgents in Iraq to attack the funeral procession.
It sounds like these Christian fundamentalist terrorists were being watched and were arrested over the weekend because there was a unspecified 'action' planned for next month.
They call the group the 'Hutaree' which means 'Christer soldier' in Crazy.
There's already a brief Wiki entry for them -- there's a link to their website there.
They talk about waging war against the Antichrist and we know who these nutjobs think the Antichrist may be.
In case the point is not perfectly, terrifyingly clear, the Christian Science Monitor notes:
The Hutaree is one of 127 armed militias in the US, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a nonprofit organization in Montgomery, Ala., that tracks hate groups nationwide. That number has increased 200 percent since 2008, when there were 42, SPLC says.
There is “no question” the catalyst was President Obama’s election, says Heidi Beirich, the center’s director of research. A similar upswing took place after President Clinton’s election in 1993. Militias and the antigovernment groups that spawn them often become more active when the federal government turns more liberal.
Or more black.
Southern Poverty Law Center lists 512 'patriot groups' -- only 127 of which are deemed militias.
And this is the country that Stevie Peevie wants Canada to be more like.