If the government is wrong about the intentions and capabilities of the Hutaree, it needs to re-think its prosecution. If the government is correct, however, a judge in essence risks freeing suspected terrorists.
Today is the 15 year anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. As we reflect back upon the horror of that day, we should simultaneously reflect upon the current threats of domestic terrorism facing our nation.
The most fitting way to honor the victims of Oklahoma City, and to make sure that their sacrifices were not in vain, is to ensure that no new McVeigh is able to emerge from the shadows to wreak destruction and sorrow.
The mainstream Christian reaction to the Hutaree militia is reminiscent of numerous Muslim objections to negative media labels of Islam. However, the Muslim voice is constantly muffled in the public forum.
Do horrors like the Hutaree militia represent the inevitable consequence of a religion whose central symbol -- the cross -- represents one of the most unpleasant and cruel tortures that can be inflicted?
Please, someone, anyone, stop Mika Brzezinski before she kills journalistic integrity again. Ms. Brzezinski if you're reading this, I'm begging you, just google "false equivalency" and read some of the commentaries on the various blogs that pop up.
9 People from the Hutaree militia have been charged with seditious conspiracy in a Michigan federal court. No one on the radical right has ever been convicted of plotting to overthrow by force of arms the US Government. Will this be the first?
We're always eager as hell to call someone not from this country who desires to attack us and spread fear and chaos a terrorist -- as well we should. What we're not as eager to do is say that to someone from within this country.
So where are the Christian leaders tonight? Are they doing anything to rein in their extremists? No. They can be found where they always are: bashing gays and telling everyone else how to live a moral life.
It seems like Americans, from Faisal Shahzad to the Hutaree Christian militia group, are addicted to solving problems by the violent marginalization of individuals and groups. And they sure do like their weapons.