Christian terrorists?

Hutaree and the limits of Christian diversity
The Christian militia group known as the Hutaree, whose leaders were arrested by the FBI during Holy Week, is fond of quoting Christian scripture. Its Web site features this line from Jesus in the Gospel of John: “Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” The mission of the group is spelled out: “Preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive.”

According to the FBI, the group was planning to kill police officers and then attack the resulting funeral processions in an attempt to provoke an end-time battle. The word Hutaree, the group says, means “Christian warrior.”


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