FBI Raids Christian Militia, Arrests 7

Group has 'issue' with federal firearms regulators: FBI
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2010 1:25 AM CDT
Updated Mar 29, 2010 5:43 AM CDT
FBI Raids Christian Militia, Arrests 7
A picture of Hutaree members with weapons.   (Hutaree.com)

An anti-terrorism joint task force arrested seven people today connected to a Christian militia group. FBI agents plan to unseal charges today against the individuals connected to the Hutaree, a group of self-described "Christian soldiers" preparing to battle the anti-Christ. The Hutaree are active in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.

Members of the Michigan militia community were quick to deny any connection to the Hutaree. "They are a religious cult," a Michigan organizer told the Detroit News. "They are not part of our militia community." The militia organizer says the Hutaree were targeted by the FBI after they made threats against Islamic groups.
(Read more FBI stories.)

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