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So, when are the hearings on radicalization of Christians?

Posted by Charles II on March 11, 2011

Van Hipp, Fox News opinion:

The crux of the case made by opponents of Thursday’s [Muslim witchhunt] hearing is that it singles out one particular group and that terrorism in our country has many faces and origins. In fact, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok asserted just this week in a television interview that the U.S. faces a greater domestic terror threat from the radical right than radical Islam. Really?

Yeah, really! As in planning to cause as many as 30,000 deaths! That case occurred in Texas.

Congressman Peter King, who initiated these hearings was more emphatically wrong. He stated for a fact that the FBI had claimed that there was not one case in the last two years involving neo-Nazis, and that there was no equivalency between al Qaeda and right wing terrorists.

First, here’s some inconvenient reality for Mr. King and the hate spreaders:

Next, here’s just the latest refutation of King’s false claim that there isn’t any right wing terrorism.

Sam Friedman Fairbanks News-Miner:

Five people, including militia activist Schaeffer Cox, were arrested Thursday in the Fairbanks area for allegedly conspiring to kill multiple Alaska State Troopers and a federal judge.

The group had stockpiled weapons and conducted surveillance on the homes of two troopers, according to Alaska State Troopers. Some of the weapons known to be in the cache are prohibited by state or federal law, according to troopers.

In addition to Cox, those taken into custody are Lonnie and Karen Vernon of Salcha, Coleman Barney of North Pole and Michael Anderson, whose hometown was unclear. All were taken into custody without incident.

U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline was the judge targeted, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said.

Fairbanks Police Chief Laren Zager said earlier Thursday that the actions involved the Sovereign Citizen Movement…

The FBI describes the Sovereign Citizen Movement as a domestic terrorism group.

Members of the movement do not believe U.S. laws apply to them and sometimes make their own license plates or create their own legal trials, according to the FBI. A group of Fairbanks residents recently conducted their own trial of Cox at Denny’s Restaurant.

Cox has previously appeared as a public figure as gun rights activist and a legislative candidate. He unsuccessfully challenged Republican Rep. Mike Kelly in 2008.

He is a leader of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia and the Second Amendment Task Force. He has helped organize multiple gun-rights and personal freedoms rallies, including the 2009 “Freedom Fest” at the Carlson Center. Cox is a member of a “Liberty Bell network,” which sends out mass notifications to assemble a crowd of witnesses when a member believes his or her rights are being violated.

6 Responses to “So, when are the hearings on radicalization of Christians?”

  1. MEC said

    Sovereign Citizen Movement? Is the Alaska Independence Party affiliated with that? Are we going to hear about Sarah Palin’s ties to terrorism on all the news talk shows? You know, like Obama’s ties to terrorism because he once set foot in Bill Ayers’ house?

  2. Keith Ellison, Hero of the Republic. And the congressman right next door to me. :-))))

    • MEC said

      Keith Ellison is worth moving into his district.

      I’m gonna make a wild guess that the Honorable Mr. Ellison’s testimony has not been reported in any Faux News show.

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