Tag Archives: right wing extremism
A paramilitary group from Michigan which called itself Hutaree planned to kill police officers whom it considers to be foot soldiers of the government. They planned to make a fake 911 call and then kill the officers who responded to the call. Further they planned to show up at the funerals of the officers and kill more officers who would likely attend the funerals.
Strange as it may sound this group considered themselves a Christian organization. From the Washington Post “The group’s Web site bears the slogan ‘preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive.'”
Eugene Robinson in his editorial today notes that the very real threat of extremist groups now appears to derive soley from the right wing. While the left had violent groups in the past, this is not currently the case. Anyone have a theory on this development?