By Shoshana Miskin
For the past two weeks, a group of armed and mainly white militia men have been occupying the federally owned Malheur national wildlife refuge building in Burns, Oregon, as a protest against the US government over federal regulations of public lands.
Last week, Blaine Cooper, one of the leaders of the standoff with the federal government and the head of an informal citizen militia in Arizona, uploaded a video to Facebook showing two men standing in the snow blowing the large and fancy Shofars.
Cooper, who refers to the Jewish instrument heard in synagogues on Rosh Hashanah as “battle trumpets,” calls on Christians to stand with them in their occupation.
“Christians, the battle trumpet has been sounded; time to rise!” he captioned the video, which can be viewed by clicking the image below. “Call to action, send in the troops to stand with us in Burns, Oregon.” Continue