Tuesday, March 30, 2010
So help me out here: how is the Hutaree, this so-called 'Christian Militia' that plotted to kill a policeman and bomb his funeral in the hope of spurring an anti-government uprising different than your standard-issue ragtag Al Qaeda-inspired Muslim terror cell?? [Guardian]
And watch the video above: dude chooses his words very carefully saying his 'citizen militia' group disassociated themselves from the Hutaree after 'training' them, once they learned of their beliefs. But beyond that and his dubious claim that his group's primary mission is to function in a quasi-FEMA/National Guard role in times of emergency and not as a Christian fundamentalist, survivalist group like the Hutaree, I'm not sure why I shouldn't look at him sideways too the same Tea Baggers, xenophobes and other right wing racists do all Muslim or brown people in the wake of every new Muslim terror incident.
Eugene Robinson on the Hutaree militia and the rising risk of far-right violence. [Washington Post]
Previously on The Kitchen: Violence, Threats and Vandalism?? America, Meet your Anti-Health Reform Protesters!