Tuesday, March 30, 2010

And not a keffiyeh in sight!

This particular collection of non-Muslim terrorists are members of a Michigan-based Christian militia called Huttaree who have just been arrested on charges of conspiring to murder law-enforcement officers. The plan was to kill at least one police officer, and then use the funeral as an opportunity to kill even more in the hope that such a violent act would touch off an uprising against the US government.


Apparently these fine-looking human specimens feel that the US government is in league with Satan and therefore must be purged before the apocalypse – or some other such wingnuttery.

As Eugene Robinson in The Washington Post says,

“For decades now, the most serious threat of domestic terrorism has come from the growing ranks of paranoid, anti-government hate groups that draw their inspiration, vocabulary and anger from the far right.

It is disingenuous for mainstream purveyors of incendiary far-right rhetoric to dismiss groups such as the Hutaree by saying that there are "crazies on both sides." This simply is not true.”

The number of home-grown militias have increased significantly over the past few years, largely in sync with the ramping up of the level of “incendiary far-right rhetoric” in some US media and a certain segment of the population. With that level of anger, assault weapons, and an infallible belief in God’s will, it’s only a matter of time before there’s another Oklahoma bombing.

So perhaps it’s time for the authorities to cast the net a little wider and target those who are inciting these groups. A couple of well-known faces included in the montage above might do wonders to lower the temperature of what constitutes political discourse in the US today.


WesternGrit said...

Fundamentalist Christian Terrorists... Better start profiling them...

Canajun said...

WesternGrit - Unfortunately they're not so easy to pick out of an airport lineup.