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From:  Militia allegedly trained to assassinate Obama, Hillary Clinton

The leader of a militia group who’s been detaining migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border allegedly told the FBI his militia was training to assassinate former President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Democratic donor George Soros. Larry Hopkins, head of the United Constitutional Patriots, is charged with possession a firearm as a felon and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Hopkins appeared before a federal judge Monday.

According to prosecutors, he has three felony convictions in Michigan and Oregon, including for impersonating a police officer, and nine guns were seized from his home back in 2017, reports CBS News’ Mireya Villarreal.

From:  Sri Lanka Easter bombings retaliation for Christchurch mosque shootings, says official

Explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killed at least 321 people and injured more than 500 on Easter Sunday. These are the latest developments:

  • The state minister for defense said investigations show the attack was carried out in retaliation for the Christchurch mosque shootings.

  • The death toll was revised to 321 on Tuesday morning, up from 290, according to the state minister for defense.

  • The government says the attack was carried out by National Thowheed Jamaath, a local Islamist militant group, with suspected international assistance.

  • The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which it said was carried out by seven fighters and targeted Christians and “citizens of Crusader coalition states.”

See also:  Militants blamed in Sri Lanka attacks had incendiary leader

4 thoughts on “Anti-immigrant militia planned to assassinate Obama and Clinton, plus latest from Sri Lanka

  1. In response to your question on my site, I would like to quote from the dhammapada (a key buddhist text, which summarizes its core teachings):

    129. All tremble at violence; all fear death. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.

    130. All tremble at violence; life is dear to all. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.

    131. One who, while himself seeking happiness, oppresses with violence other beings who also desire happiness, will not attain happiness hereafter.

    132. One who, while himself seeking happiness, does not oppress with violence other beings who also desire happiness, will find happiness hereafter.

    Source: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.10.budd.html

    Hence people who commit violent acts in the name of “buddhism” either do not know what the dhamma is about or do not care…

    (Yes, though it seems that this attack was the work of islamic radicals, “buddhist” extremism is a serious issue on Sri Lanka as well in Myanmar.)

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