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Questions surround Midwest raids against “militia” groups

March 29, 2010
Doug Hagmann

Was Council on American Islamic Relations told in advance?

An army of federal, state and local law enforcement agents conducted coordinated raids in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio over the weekend, arresting at least three men on gun charges. Initial reports and details leading to the raids remain sketchy, but it has been verified that the raids focused on domestic “militia” groups, including one fundamentalist Christian organization that openly prepared and trained for a biblical “end-times” scenario.  According to published reports, at least one raid was aimed at Hutaree, an apparent Christian survivalist organization. Their website proclaims their mission, in part, is “preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive.”

Law enforcement sources contacted by this author have been extremely tight-lipped about the raids, stating that the investigation and search for others is continuing. The arrest warrants and other relevant documents will remain under federal seal at least until later today.

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