Timing questioned in Fed raids on militia group

Perhaps this was just a case of fortuitous timing.  Or perhaps, more insidiously, it was meant as a blatant attempt to intimidate the very visible opposition.  But whatever the pretext,  do you not find it a little more than curious that just as hidden details of the newly minted health care legislation are revealed to an increasingly agitated populace, and the Tea Party Express starts rolling towards D.C. and the November elections, federal law enforcement makes national news with a well publicized show of force against alleged "anti-government Christian militia" groups in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana?  

Not meaning to question the motives of the hard working people in our federal law enforcement system, especially when they are acting in response to individuals or groups that pose a real threat to our national security, but these groups, at this particular time are the highest national security priority?  Really?  And, if not meant as a flagrant attempt to cast aspersions on a specific group, why the need to emphasize the "Christian" moniker?  If they are as menacing as they are being portrayed, what difference does their religious affiliation make?  The enemy is the enemy is the enemy, right CAIR?

From detroitnews.com:

Nine members of a Lenawee County-based Christian militia group were planning to "levy war" against the United States and "oppose by force" the nation's government, according to an indictment unsealed this morning in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

So nine people with some guns, explosives, and a half-baked ambush plot are now deemed to be a larger threat to our security than, oh let's say this group?

From foxnews.com:

If you didn't know where to look, you'd probably never find Islamberg, a private Muslim community in the woods of the western Catskills, 150 miles northwest of New York City.

The town, sitting on a quiet dirt road past a gate marked with No Trespassing signs, is home to an estimated 100 residents. There are small houses and other buildings visible from the outside, but it is what can't be seen from beyond the gate that has some watchers worried.

Islamberg was founded in 1980 by Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, a Pakistani cleric who purchased a 70-acre plot and invited followers, mostly Muslim converts living in New York City, to settle there.

Federal authorities say Gilani was also one of the founders of Jamaat al-Fuqra, a terrorist organization believed responsible for dozens of bombings and murders across the U.S. and abroad. The group was linked to the planning of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and 10 years earlier a member was arrested and later convicted for bombing a hotel in Portland, Ore.

Gilani has told his followers that "Zionist plotters" plan to rule the world, and he encourages them to leave America's cities and avoid the "decadence of a godless society." Gilani is the man American reporter Daniel Pearl was trying to interview in Pakistan when he was kidnapped and beheaded. The Sheikh was taken into custody and later released by Pakistani authorities; he denies any involvement in Pearl's murder.

A strong word of caution to the Tea Party Express:  Keep tight control over who joins in on your cross-country caravan.  Whether extremists on the right or plants from the radical left looking to foment unrest, the Fed is on high alert and is seemingly ready to crack down on anybody or bodies that look suspicious.  Any incident involving even the most minor acts of violent altercation would just play right into their, and the MSM's hand.




Perhaps this was just a case of fortuitous timing.  Or perhaps, more insidiously, it was meant as a blatant attempt to intimidate the very visible opposition.  But whatever the pretext,  do you not find it a little more than curious that just as hidden details of the newly minted health care legislation are revealed to an increasingly agitated populace, and the Tea Party Express starts rolling towards D.C. and the November elections, federal law enforcement makes national news with a well publicized show of force against alleged "anti-government Christian militia" groups in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana?  

Not meaning to question the motives of the hard working people in our federal law enforcement system, especially when they are acting in response to individuals or groups that pose a real threat to our national security, but these groups, at this particular time are the highest national security priority?  Really?  And, if not meant as a flagrant attempt to cast aspersions on a specific group, why the need to emphasize the "Christian" moniker?  If they are as menacing as they are being portrayed, what difference does their religious affiliation make?  The enemy is the enemy is the enemy, right CAIR?

From detroitnews.com:

Nine members of a Lenawee County-based Christian militia group were planning to "levy war" against the United States and "oppose by force" the nation's government, according to an indictment unsealed this morning in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

So nine people with some guns, explosives, and a half-baked ambush plot are now deemed to be a larger threat to our security than, oh let's say this group?

From foxnews.com:

If you didn't know where to look, you'd probably never find Islamberg, a private Muslim community in the woods of the western Catskills, 150 miles northwest of New York City.

The town, sitting on a quiet dirt road past a gate marked with No Trespassing signs, is home to an estimated 100 residents. There are small houses and other buildings visible from the outside, but it is what can't be seen from beyond the gate that has some watchers worried.

Islamberg was founded in 1980 by Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, a Pakistani cleric who purchased a 70-acre plot and invited followers, mostly Muslim converts living in New York City, to settle there.

Federal authorities say Gilani was also one of the founders of Jamaat al-Fuqra, a terrorist organization believed responsible for dozens of bombings and murders across the U.S. and abroad. The group was linked to the planning of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and 10 years earlier a member was arrested and later convicted for bombing a hotel in Portland, Ore.

Gilani has told his followers that "Zionist plotters" plan to rule the world, and he encourages them to leave America's cities and avoid the "decadence of a godless society." Gilani is the man American reporter Daniel Pearl was trying to interview in Pakistan when he was kidnapped and beheaded. The Sheikh was taken into custody and later released by Pakistani authorities; he denies any involvement in Pearl's murder.

A strong word of caution to the Tea Party Express:  Keep tight control over who joins in on your cross-country caravan.  Whether extremists on the right or plants from the radical left looking to foment unrest, the Fed is on high alert and is seemingly ready to crack down on anybody or bodies that look suspicious.  Any incident involving even the most minor acts of violent altercation would just play right into their, and the MSM's hand.




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