Seven people arrested on Sunday near Detroit when Federal Authorities raided a religious militia cult. The FBI lead Terror task force in three states Michigan, Indiana and Ohio in a continuing investigation of a “Christian” Militia group based in Adrian,MI.
Sources tell the Detroit News that the FBI is observing militia group in Washtenaw and Lenawee counties near Detroit. The News contacted Sandra Berchtold a FBI Special Agent about the investigation. Berchtold says the Federal warrants are under seal and declined further comment.
Sources also say this is the second day of the raid on the militia group in Adrian. The Group known as Hutaree is an alleged “Christian” militia group who describe themselves as a “christian” Soldiers preparing to go to battle against the Anti-Christ.
WXYZ-TV “Channel 7 Action News” reports helicopters flying over head of the Hutaree compound. The terror task force includes The Department of Homeland Security and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
On Sunday the Associate Press reports according to FBI spokesperson Scott Wilson that two people arrested in Northwest Ohio on Saturday, one person arrested in Illinois and day after raids in Northwestern Indiana.
The motive was a planned attack against Muslims. Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on Islamic-American Relations of Michigan released a prepared statement: “Don’t allow this news to scare you away from practicing your faith,” said Walid. The speech took placed on Saturday during CAIR’s 10 anniversary celebration after receiving a phone call from a reporter about the raid.
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