These nutters are special nutters…as in religious extremists. From The Detroit Free Press, via Slate:
The FBI arrested three people with suspected ties to Christian militias in a series of raids over the weekend, the Associated Press reports. The raids were conducted in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana and were reportedly targeting the Christian militia Hutaree, who were believed to be illegally selling pipe bombs. According to a spokesman from the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia, a member of Hutaree called the Volunteer Militia on Saturday to say that their hideout was being raided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. “They said they were under attack by the ATF and wanted a place to hide,” spokesman Mike Lackomar said. “My team leader said, ‘no thanks.’ ” Lackomar added that Hutaree—which means “Christian warrior”—was a religious cult and is not considered part of the “militia community.” “They are more of survivalist group and in an emergency they withdraw and stand their ground. They are actively training to be alongside Jesus,” Lackomar told the press. Hutaree’s MySpace page corroborates with this, describing the group’s mission as “preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive.” Gawker reports that Internet trolls have since covered the page with gay porn and sacreligious images and that a mysterious user named “David” posted a warning saying that the world hasn’t seen the last of Hutaree. “Lots of men are in the backwoods at the moment. Bunkers exist that’ll keep a few for months,” David wrote. Arrested members will appear in a Detroit court later today.
Homegrown Terrorists of the religious variety….how quaint. Religious extremists on parade!