Officials in Newton County, Georgia, canceled a meeting Tuesday to discuss lifting a moratorium on construction plans for a mosque after a video surfaced online that they considered threatening.
The video was filmed by 42-year-old Chris Hill at a church across from the site of the proposed mosque in Covington, where an armed protest was being held, NBC News reported.
“I was just shooting from the hip is what I was doing, and saying, ‘Right over there, this is going to be a future [Islamic State] training group. This is where you’re going to see terrorism taking hold in Newton County,’” Mr. Hill, a Marine veteran who leads the local chapter of a militia group called III% Security Force, told NBC News. “It’s tied to terrorism, everything from 9/11 to Boston bombings to the Fort Hood shooting, to the coup in Turkey. It’s all connected.”
Mr. Hill was reportedly carrying a firearm in the video and he threatened to hold an armed protest outside the commissioners’ meeting. He took down the video after a churchgoer expressed concern that the people in the video could get in trouble, NBC News reported.
Newton County officials decided to cancel the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, citing security concerns.
“Unfortunately in today’s society, uncivil threats or intentions must be taken seriously,” Newton County Manager Lloyd Kerr said in a statement.
that is Great. This was an excellent move...Bravo
It's about time Americans got fed up with these arsenal depot being built.
I applaud the actions and it should be seen in every area that a Mosque (enemy headquarters) is intended to be constructed and the ones that are should be torn down. We are at war with people who have openly stated that they want to kill Christians and any who are not for an Islam state.
Uncivil threats or intentions must be taken seriously? Really? Then why even consider this meeting? What has changed about the Islamic ideology? It threatens the very existence of Christians and the American way of life. PC is at work here from the very people that want to kill us. No meeting, no mosque. End of story.
Why don't we hear more about these Militias ...Bravo !!!!!
I am afraid Obama and his Muslim brothers will most certainly get involved with this case and eventually allow the Mosque to be built in Covington, as long as it meets zoning and other permitting requirements. That's the law.
I say you're Wrong in this matter. Community Standards will stand up for the citizens of Covington. Semper Fi
Another way to stop it is to plan a pigs head on the property.
Every mosque is a potential staging area for Islamic terrorist attacks on OUR people. Every Muslim is a potential Islamic terrorist- if not already one. We do not need ANY MORE coming into our country until / unless we KNOW who they are and can PROVE they are not / will not radicalize. I hope someone can explain to me how anyone from a Muslim country would be able to prove that.
Seems the uncivil threat or intention of a mosque was taken seriously. It needed to be stopped. Mosques are nothing but training grounds for revolt against our way of life. They aren't teaching them how to assimilate.