FBI Raids Christian Terrorist Cell

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Nine leaders of a Christian terrorist militia group calling themselves “The Hutaree” (meaning “Christian Warrior” according to the group) were targeted in simultaneous raids in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. The FBI, which had been monitoring the extremist group for months, executed the raids when it became clear that violent attacks were imminent. According to the recently unsealed documents, the group was weeks away from action against the police.
[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.
According to law enforcement officials, this plot was unrelated to recent violence against congresspeople, but the militia  nevertheless hoped that their planned attack would spur more widespread ‘resistance’  with the numerous other Militia organizations across the United States. The indictment of the group says this:
The general concept of operations further provided that, once such action was taken, HUTAREE members would then retreat to one of several “rally points” where the HUTAREE would wage war against the government and be prepared to defend in depth with trip-wired and command detonated anti-personnel Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), ambushes, and prepared fighting positions. It is believed by the HUTAREE that this engagement would then serve as a catalyst for a more wide-spread uprising against the Government.
Here’s the video taken from their site, play fighting in preparation for what they think will be a fight for something called the “Colonial Christian Republic”:

Other militia groups have been quick to distance themselves, such as the Michigan Militia, stating:
They believe that this is the end of the world, as prophesied by the Bible, and it’s their duty to take up arms to fight alongside Jesus against the impending forces of Satan.

There is little doubt that this terrorist organization was cloaked in Christian mythology, their own website‘s “About” section quite plainly states it:

We believe that one day, as prophecy says, there will be an Anti-Christ. All Christians must know this and prepare, just as Christ commanded. “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. 37, “For I say to you that this which is written must be accomplished in me: ‘And He was numbered with transgressors,’ For the things concerning Me have an end.” This clearly states the reason for the training and preparation of the Hutaree.

The notion that the apocalypse is imminent is a surprisingly common viewpoint within certain conservative circles. Books such as the Left Behind series have a readership base of over 80 million, and the basic theology between those books and those espoused by the terrorists are nearly identical.

Fred Clark, who superbly deconstructed the first Left Behind book and is in the process of sifting through the second, points this out on his website:

After the Rapture, [Left Behind author] Tim LaHaye believes the Antichrist will take power and rule over a One World Government during the seven-year Great Tribulation … At the end of the Tribulation comes the final battle, Armageddon, which ends with Jesus’ second second coming. Then rocks fall, everyone dies.

The Hutaristas envision a different timeline for the End Times. They believe the Rapture won’t come until the end of the seven-year Tribulation. For these camouflaged Christianist al-Qaida wannabes, this seems less a theological dispute (to the extent that any of this premillennial dispensationalist nonsense can be called “theology”) than it is a preference for what they think sounds like the more exciting option.

‘Obama’s the Antichrist’ signs have been the staple of practically all Teabagger rallies since they started. When you combine that with a 300% increase in armed militia groups since the 2008 election, it becomes clear that the sort of activity that the Hutarees were planning is symptomatic of a deeper disillusionment and fear within this predominantly white, conservative base.

The same type of fears that are at the base of these terrorist plots are, as we speak, being openly spewed on Fox ‘News’. Glenn Beck, the former coke-fiend shock-jockey-turned-demagogue, gets a whole hour every day to promote delusional conspiracy theories that speak directly to the nut jobs.

An old internet phrase comes to mind: Do Not Feed The Trolls. On any message board, you have the people who are there for productive discussion, and the people who are just in it ‘for the lulz’. Generally, the second group disappears when nobody is paying attention to them, but in some cases (perhaps if there is a ‘Noob’) someone ‘feeds the troll’. Endless, pointless, ugly and hate-filled  flamewars inevitably result, and the whole board descends into chaos. Fox is currently force-feeding the ugliest trolls in our society with the likes of Glenn Beck, who is cited unfailingly as an inspiration at Teabagger events.

More gallingly, the Right Wing is now trying to distance themselves from the monster they intentionally created for fundraising. Some have even gone as far as attempt to blame Democrats, but I doubt that even they think that will work in the long run.

When this escalates (and I have an awful, sinking feeling it will), I hope we have a presence of mind to understand who exactly it was that stood by complacently and allowed these terrorists to take root in the heartland of America. I’m glad the FBI keeps watch on the real nutjobs, but I just hope nobody gets hurt.

26 Responses to FBI Raids Christian Terrorist Cell

  1. I have already seen articles about how they weren't really a christian militia.

    • Where are the articles, and how does they compare to the author's quotes and videos from the group's own website?

      • Here is one the comment about them not being christian is in the 10th paragraph. http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/03/30/michigan.mili…

        • "But members of the group are outside the mainstream, a member of another militia group said Tuesday. "This is a group that I would classify as neither a militia or a Christian group," said Michael Lackomar, a member of the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia. "They're more of a private army or a terrorist organization or really just a criminal organization." Looks like someone (a Christian in a militia) trying to say they're "not real Christians or a real militia" to distance himself from them.

  2. Why can't the media call a spade a spade? How different is this "militia" from a Muslim terrorist cell? Why don't they have Christian Terrorist cell as the headline or at least used in the body of the article? That is what they are Christian terrorists, not much different than say al-Qaeda, really the only difference is, is that al-Qaeda is Headquartered (so to speak) abroad, and these guys are domestic. The truth is they are both groups motivated to do violence towards innocent people by their faith. It is just absurd they are not called what they are Christian Terrorists.

    • Don't forget, these guys were also intent on using weapons of mass destruction to further their ideological aims. I think the idea of bad people who 'look like us and live near here' is a deeply disturbing thought to many patriotic Americans, and some components of the media are just scared of that reality. I am very curious whether the right wing broadcasters will take responsibility for their hatemongering, but I doubt that they will. When someone's life is taken from them and the perpetrators cite fox news as motivation, I wonder what we'll be saying.

  3. The author of this article has clearly done no research into the subject matter. They are just trying to demonize truth patriots with no evidence at all. The people that are getting feed up with international banks rapeing or country and its citzens are the ones who are taking a stand against this police state designed to bankrupt us into accepting a one world government and that is not opinion it is fact. The only way to be a successful or (well paid writer) these days is to attack these movements who wish to protect the people rights and freedoms. The reason being that all of our main stream media is controlled by a small group of tyrannical people. So the writers sell out and instead of doing real research they automatically attack people who take a logical stand on the subject and regurgetate the information that has been provided to them. Now I am not suggesting that violence or hate needs to take place but people need to do there own research on the subject instead of reading this propaganda.

    • Where are these facts you say you have? Are they just words you heard someone say? What rights was this group trying to protect? Have you read anything about these people who own the mainstream media? Many of them call themselves christians. What is logical about killing someone so they can then attack others at his/her funeral? You talk about people doing their own research, I see nothing in this comment about where you got your facts from.

    • Attempting to murder police officers is a "logical stand"? Deciding that the President, because you don't like his policies, is "the antichrist" and preparing for the "end times" is a "logical stand"?

      • you sais antichrist- how you define anti-christ? may question to everybody if you are Christ followers! HOW DID YOU FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST? please give me 10 times reason how did you follow HIM….

    • Treez, I'm the author, and I resent your implications that I'm some sort of paid governmental stooge. I've never received any money for my writing, either pro or anti-government, and my motivation is always to present an unbiased representation of the facts. For someone who claims to value 'truth', you have not demonstrated that this is the case, instead spouting vague conspiracy theory nonsense. For the record, I have been on the sites you are so fond of, and I find them useless as a news source, due to the huge amount of delusional conspiracy theories and paranoid hate-mongering. If you feel that unprovoked, armed violence against civilian representatives of a democratically elected government is a 'logical stand', then you are a terrorist. These Hutaree monsters fit that rubric, which is why I called them such. I can assure you I had no further motivation beyond calling a spade a spade. Since you value truth so much, I hope you can accept the truth about my motivations, as opposed to making baseless character attacks. Out of curiosity, what specific facts do you believe I got incorrect about this article? I'm always open to having my mind changed, but I think I put in my due diligence to make sure that all my statements were supported by the evidence.

    • Yes, clearly there was no research done… as demonstrated by all the articles that Andrew cited. Clearly. Can I see your "research"?

  4. I constantly hear people trying to demonize truth patriots like alex jones saying he is stirring up hate and advocating violence when all you have to do is listen to his show to know he just relays facts and documents that most people wouldnt know where to get them. But dont take his word for it double check his work and i gaurranty 90 percent of the time you will find that all he is doing is relaying the harsh reality of the world we live in and exposing the criminals for who they are. His websites are infowars.com and prisonplanet.com and u can also listen to him on the gcn radio broadcasting network. Thank you for your time and God Bless you. Please do a little research it will go a long way into opening your mind the truth is out there u have to go get it though it is not going to be givin to you. Think for yourself come to your own conclusions instead of having sombody tell you how to feel and protect freedom at all costs.

    • What is a truth patriot? You say everyone should do their own research but then turn around and say you listen to someone but it doesn't sound like you check to insure you are actually hearing the truth. Checking a site run by the person making claims isn't research. You have to go to sites that aren't meant to support his views to see if there is truth in his words. Stop listening to just one person and open your eyes there is no god and I don't need some blessing from an imaginary being to live my life right. I like how you say think for yourself but it sounds like you just repeat what someone making money off of you says.

    • I didn't see Alex Jones mentioned in this article. What does he have to do with domestic terrorists?

  5. they is no way that they are christian!! The Lord never said bomb thy neighbor!! God Bless!!

    • God did command the Jews to slaughter anyone who turned from God. See Numbers 31, what God commanded be done to the Midianites is what we now call "genocide". Have you actually read the Bible, Jonhy?

    • So what makes you think they aren't christians? Is it because you believe that christianity is only about love? You live in a country that people took similar actions to create. According to most christians I know they claim we were founded as a christian nation. Does this mean that because they went against the lawful government, that the Founding Fathers actually weren't christians?

    • why your not reading your Bible?……”Stone disobedient children” (Deuteronomy 21:18-21),1 Timothy 2:15 says only women who have children will be spared hell,Exodus 21:7-10 says men can sell their daughters into slavery,”If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her, then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die;” (Deuteronomy 22:24), Prostitution is punished by burning the woman alive according to Leviticus 21:9, EZEKIEL 9:4-6 The Lord commands: “… slay old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women….”, “He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money (your slaves), MUST needs be circumcised and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an EVERLASTING covenant. “The uncircumcised to be “CUT OFF” (to be killed). GENESIS 17:13-14

  6. avatar FURIOUS AND FIRE RED

    TOO BAD THESE PEOPLE GOT CAUGHT. IS ANYONE INTERESTED IN COMING TO FLORIDA AND TAKING OUT PEOPLE WHO DESERVE IT. LONG OVERDUE HERE, BIGTIME. THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GETTING AWAY WITH TOO MUCH SHIT FOR YEAR. THESE PEOPLE NEED WAKE UP CALLS FPL, ATT, THE PALM BEACH COUNTY COURTHOUSE, PALM TRAN CONNECTION, A COUPLE OF DIRTY CORRUPT COMMISSIONERS. AND BY THE WAY BOO THE FUCK HOO HOO TO YOUR FAMILIES. FOR ALL THE LYING CHEATING, THIUEVEING BULLSHIT THAT YOU SCUMBAGS HAVE DONE TO PEOPL IT WILL BE WELL DESERVED AND i COULD CARE LESS. ALL THE RIPPING OF PEOPLE AND SMLY WAYS TO STEAL FROM PEOPLE. LIKE MAN CRATED THINGS NOW IT IS BEING TAKEN AWAY. SOMEONE GET IT OVER WITH AND SINK THE STATE OF FLA SOON AND BIGTIME. KETS SE YOU PIECES IF DUMB SHIT SWIM NOW. I HOPE THIS ONE HERE IS TOTALLY WORSE THAN 911. IT IS LONG OVERDUE, ALL THE BS YOU SCUMBAGS GET AWAY WITH FOR SO VERY LONG. YOU SLIME PEOPLE AND NOW YOU NEED TO BE SLIMED. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH DUMB ASS WOOSIE PUSSIE LICKERS IN MY LIFE. LIKE SOUTH FLA.

  7. avatar FURIOUS AND FIRE RED

    I HOPE, WISH AND PRAY THAT THEIR ARE MORE FORECLOSURES., THE OIL SPILL NEVER GET RESOLVED, THE CRIME GOES UP, THEIR ARE MORE DISASTERS, AND MORE UNEMPLOYMENT AND MORE PEOPLE LEAVE. ITIS NOT AMERICA ANYMORE AND I PLEDGE ALLLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG IS BULLSHIT NOW. THIS IS NOT AMERICA AND IT NEVER WILL BE. FUCK THE AMERICAN FLAG. NOW THAT WE HAVE MONKEES HATIANS AND COCOROACHMEXICANS TAKING OVER AND NOW WE ARE THE MINORITY AND AND WE GET SHIT WHILE THEY MILK THE GOV’T. FLA IS SHITNOW, NOT LIKE IT WAS IN THE 80′S, AS FAR AS I MA CONCERN I HOPE THEY LEVEL THIS STATE RIGHT INTO THE GULF SPILL. THAT WILL NEVER BE RESOLVD BECAUSE OF GREED AND POWER. TO ALL YOU SLIME BAG KIDS THAT FOLLOW AFTER YOUR SCUMBAG PARENTS, YOU WILL BE THE SAME SHITHEADS LIKE THEM. AND HOPE OU REAP THE BAD SEED YOUR PARENTS SOWED.

  8. avatar FURIOUS AND FIRE RED

    TO THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN RIPPED OFF AND LIED TO AND THE SOCIETY CHEATED YOU HERE, JUST YOU WAIT TILL YOU SEE ALL THESE PEOPLE REAP THE BAD FRUITS THEY SOWED. IT WILL BE A DAY OF CELEBRATION. AND THE NEXT BUNCH OF TRADERS THAT THE USA FIND OR KNOW ABOUT, I HOPE AND WISH THEY NEVER GET CAUGHT. YOU PEOPLE IN GOV’;T ARE TOOBLAME FOR SOCIETY THE WAY IT IS AND NO ONE CARE ANYMORE AND THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE HERE DON’T CARE ANYMORE AND I HOPE THAT THEY NEVER BAN PANHANDLING AGAIN. DROP DEAD TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE PROMISES THEY DON’T KEEP. FUCK THE NIGGER ANTICHRIST OBAMA, YOU ASSHOLES VOTED HIM IN FUCK THE ASSHOLES WHO LET THESE IMMIGRANTS IN. LET THEM SLEEP WITH YOUR WIFE AND KIDS AND RIP THEM OFF AND FUCK THEM WHILE YOU SLEEP. AS FOR THE PEOPLE IN GOVT AROUND THE USA, LETS ALL HAVE TEA PARTY FIRING SQUAD AND WE START STICKING UP FOR OUR RIGHTS AND HAVE A BIG ASS REVOLUTION. WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR. I AM READY TO KICK SOME BUTT AND WASTE THE ONES WHO DESERVE IT. ANYONE UP FOR THE CHALLENGE. COME TO PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL, AND SEE HOW DIRTY SLIMY THEY ARE.

  9. avatar FURIOUS AND FIRE RED

    FUCK ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT, FBI AND CIA. LETS GET SOME AL QUEDA CELL GROUPS AND WHERE ARE THE SUICIDE BOMBERS FOR THE PEOPLE THAT NEED IT? I WANT TO SEE SOME FUNNY SHIT HAPPEN TO THEM AND THEY LETS RAISE TAXES ON THEM. WHILE THEY ARE BUSY CROKING.

  10. Oh dear!!!!! Somebody has a problem.

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