Radical Right Fringe Group in FBI Probe Was On SPLC Danger List
Michigan-based Hutaree.com Group is center of FBI probe; Planed violent opposition to US Government, and attacks on law enforcement
A radical right wing fringe group based in Michigan and at the center of an FBI probe is awaiting the Anti-Christ.
Their website, which detailed plans to kill police officers, has this statement:
"Jesus wanted us to be ready to defend ourselves using the sword and stay alive using equipment,"Hutaree.com reads. "The only thing on earth to save the testimony and those who follow it, are the members of the testimony, til the return of Christ in the clouds. We, the Hutaree, are prepared to defend all those who belong to Christ and save those who aren't. We will still spread the word, and fight to keep it, up to the time of the great coming."
Agents have charged nine suspects in an April plan to attack law enforcement officials. The group's leader, David Brian Stone, is one of the charged.
In the court indictment, it was stated the group planned to "oppose by violence the US government" and that plans to kill police officers and clash with law enforcement officials were included in the strategy of their planned April attack.
Seven of the suspects are due to be arraigned in court today.
Fox News has reported that FBI Field Office Director Andrew Arena in Detroit, has said the case is an example of "radical and extremist fringe groups" found throughout society.
The Christian-faith based group has a "Doctrine of Hutaree" which advocates that believes stand firmly in opposition to a corrupt government. A YouTube video put out by the group depicts camouflaged members with high-powered rifles preparing for a final battle of the forces of good and evil. Weapons are fired in the two minute segment.
One video that has been viewed more than 21,000 times, can be found on its YouTube channel and reveals the groups militia training.
Group was Listed with 512 Right Wing Extremist Patriot Groups Compiled by Southern Poverty Law Center
Hutaree was one of more than 500 right wing extremist "Patriot" groups listed on the Southern Poverty Law Center's compilation of groups which posed a threat to United States Government and society.
The SPLC had put out a report reveal a 244% increase in right wing militia groups under the Obama administration, and had pointed out the heightened dangers of an increased domestic terrorism presence in the US.
A spokesman for the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia, Michael Lackomar, told the Associated Press that one of his team leaders got a frantic phone call Saturday evening from Hutaree members concerning a raid on their property in southeast Michigan by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Hutaree was named in a list of 512 so-called active "patriot" groups in the U.S. last year by the Southern Poverty Law Center in its spring intelligence report on extremist organizations. Of those groups, 127 were militias, including Hutaree. The remaining groups, according to SPLC, engage in "groundless conspiracy theorizing" or advocate anti-government doctrines.
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