Old Testament scripture in the Bible), and “His Wrath” at the scene of bank robberies and bombings.
They believed they were literally carrying out God’s work by attacking banks, an abortion clinic and the local newspaper office.
These events served as radicalization and recruitment nodes to boost the ranks of white supremacists, militia extremists sovereign citizens, and other radical anti-government adherents who viewed the government’s response to these standoffs as tyrannical and overreaching In the cases of the CSA, Ruby Ridge, and Waco, religious concepts — such as end times prophecy, millennialism and the belief that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ was imminent — played a vital role in the recruitment, radicalization and mobilization of these Christian-inspired extremists and their illegal activities.
For example, CSA members, the Weaver family and the Branch Davidians each embraced a lethal triad of end times prophecy, antigovernment conspiracy theories and an affinity for weapons. Coughlin expounds upon this lethal triad in his book .
Religious extremism and its relation to violent conflict is not a new phenomenon.
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This series will delve deeper into how white supremacists, sovereign citizens, militia extremists and violent anti-abortion adherents use religious concepts and scripture to justify threats, criminal activity and violence.
This discussion of religious extremism should not be confused with someone being extremely religious.