Hutaree Militia Arrests: What is Hutaree? (Video)
Members of Hutaree, a Christian militia group, Were Arrested in Michigan. Who or What is Hutaree?
At least seven members of militia groups have been arrested in raids conducted in Michigan and Indiana. Fox News is reporting that seven people were arrested for reportedly selling pipe bombs in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.
Some of the people arrested are believed to be connected to Hutaree, a Christian militia group based in Lenawee County, Michigan.
One Hutaree member recently posted an online message stating that the FBI raided her home and she is now on the run.
What is Hutaree?
Hutaree is Christian miltia group based in Adrian, Michigan. Hutaree members consider themselves soldiers who are readying themselves for a battle with the Anti-Christ.
"Last night and into today the FBI conducted a raid against homes belonging to the Hutaree. They are a religious cult. They are not part of our militia community," he said.
What Does Hutaree Mean?
According to the Hutaree website, Hutaree means “Christian warrior.”
"As christians we all are a part of the Souls of the Body of Christ, the one true church of Christ. Not any specific man made building or any man controlled organization. This is the belief of the Hutaree soldier, as should the belief of all followers in Christ be."
Hutaree has a presence on the Internet. There is a Hutaree MySpace Page. On their MySpace page, there is a link to Surplus Post, a site they describe as "our new firearms and surplus firearms, gun shows, and militaria collectibles discussion/classifieds board."
There are also several Hutaree YouTube videos, featuring members engaged in military exercises. One video shows a group of members taking down a burning United Nations cross.
Several other raids took place in Ohio and Indiana, although it's unclear whether they were related. The Ohio raids took place in Sandusky and Huron, and the Indiana raid occurred in Hammond