Saturday, April 03, 2010

More Randomness

And now a random, ridiculous and probably rhetorical question:

A group of men spend two years doing a little military-style training. Learning to shoot and how to make and detonate bombs. They plot the murder of a police officer apparently for the sole purpose of setting off a bomb at the funeral.

The charges include plotting to wage war against the US, possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, teaching the use of explosives, and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction—that would be the homemade bombs.

The indictment reads, in part:

"It is believed by the Hutaree that this engagement would then serve as a catalyst for a more widespread uprising against the government."

Guess what "Hutaree" is supposed to mean? Christian Warrior.

And that's why it isn't still front page news. Which it would be if this group of men were Muslim. They would also be labeled as "Terrorists." Not "Militia."

Why is that?

5 comments:

Pranayama mama said...

whatever the label, they're still crazy which is why they're behind bars now.

uncle wally said...

Check this link if you want to see a bizarre video made by one of the guys - http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/04/scar_my_tattered_body_no_more_with_your_punishing.php?ref=mp

It's like a car wreck, hard to turn away. Not safe for pets or small children though . . .

Pranayama mama said...

I didn't realize that Christians (even the oxy-moronic terrorist Christians) dropped that many f-bombs and listened to the Ace of Spades. And those are minor issues. The rest is truly disturbing.

Mr. Clove said...

Yeah those whackjobs are terrorists. Too bad there wasn't a way to put all crazy religious "freedom fighters" on some big island somewhere, give them all the guns and bombs they want, and let them have at it! I know the rest of the real world will be a lot safer! Plus, we'd be doing them a favor and speeding their rise to immortality or whatever else it is they believe in.

Melanie K said...

But Mr. C: isn't that what happened on an island over in Europe for a couple of hundred years?