Sunday, September 3, 2006

"They believe that they will be honored at the gate of heaven for taking out people," Brenda Hammond of the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force said in a telephone interview from Sandpoint, a resort town of 5,000 residents.

Of course, she wasn't talking about Muslim terrorists, but Christian ones. Specifically, members of the Phineas Priesthood, "which opposes interracial marriage, abortion and homosexuality, among other things. It is named after an Old Testament priest who killed an intertribal couple."

No word on how many virgins they expect to be waiting for them, though.

--"Arrests Add to Idaho's Reputation as a Magnet for Supremacists", New York Times, October 27, 1996.

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