Monday 20 November 2017

Christian militia on 'war' charges

Ian Hunter in Detroit

NINE members of a Christian militia group were yesterday indicted on charges of conspiring to wage war against the US government.

The eight men and one woman were members of a group called the Hutaree that planned to kill a police officer in Michigan and then ambush law officers at his funeral.

The indictment said the group believed the attacks would "serve as a catalyst for a more widespread uprising".

One of the nine accused is still at large.

The arrests followed a federal grand jury indictment charging them with conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, and possessing a firearm during a crime.

The group's website,, says Hutaree means "Christian warrior" and says the group is "preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive."

Irish Independent

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