And the weirdest thing is that I took absolutely no liberties in the title:

FBI agents on Wednesday raided an Ohio compound and arrested seven Amish men on hate charges in connection with haircutting attacks on other members of the usually isolated Christian religion.
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At the center of the splinter group is Samuel Mullet Sr., who with his family and followers left the established Amish community in Frederickstown, Ohio, in 1995 to establish a separate group in Bergholz, Ohio. Ohio ranks right behind Pennsylvania with the second-largest number of Amish, about 61,000 in the rural areas outside Cleveland.

In addition to Mullet, the Justice Department said that his sons, Johnny, Daniel and Lester, were also arrested, as was Emanuel Schrock, Mullett’s son-in-law. Levi F. Miller and Eli M. Miller, identified as members of the Bergholz community, were also arrested.

All are charged with conspiring to carry out a series of assaults over the last few months on Amish men and women, cutting off their beards and head hair with scissors and battery-powered clippers. The acts were especially heinous to the Amish who believe there is a biblical injunction to shaving when men marry.

If convicted, the suspects face up to life in prison, the government said.

Battery-powered clippers? Amish? I smell Mennonite poseurs!

Here they are:

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Right now the men are participating in a bail raising.

Comments

10 Responses to “7 Amish Men Arrested for Haircut Assaults; Mullet in Custody”

  1. backwoodsconsr on November 23rd, 2011 9:36 pm

    There's something fishy about this.

    But seriously, I hope the perpetrators are severely punished. Their actions are senseless and cruel and I hope an example is made of them.

  2. Jerry J on November 23rd, 2011 10:04 pm

    Life sentences…really? Couldn't they just do public service in a prison barber shop?

  3. backwoodsconsr on November 23rd, 2011 10:26 pm

    Having those guys for barbers could be punishment for the other prisoners.

  4. clu seatoe on November 23rd, 2011 10:41 pm

    Life in prison for cutting off someone’s beard/hair. Save a turkey from unjust treatment. Let murderers go free. No boundaries for OWS and cheer them on. Only in a corrupt liberal society.

  5. Jimbo on November 23rd, 2011 11:20 pm

    I seriously have to pay for these Doofs to rot in jail while child molesters roam the neighborhoods on parole? My God. I need some shoo-fly pie.

  6. Granny 55 on November 24th, 2011 1:15 am

    Ditto!

  7. Marshall_Will on November 24th, 2011 1:56 am

    What IS it w/ Doug and The Amish!? He just can't let these people BE!

    Suffer by candle light or something, by the fire, with NO booze? ( Punishment enough! ) No, lots of my clients are Orthodox Jews and they follow the same doctrine where beards and marriage are concerned.

    They experience the same Technology-meets-Beliefs conflicts. What do you do when you've been married so long your beard tangles w/ your brake pedal creating a Public Nuisance!? Huh… Doug?

    Turkey's on, getting politely smashed. Sans beard.

    Marshall_Will

  8. Hyperfobea on November 29th, 2011 12:07 pm

    HAHAHAHAH … yeah with the Amish it's the pretense people remember … and the hand churned butter … and the furniture … and the um, astonishing hypocrisy!

  9. ChapBix on April 14th, 2012 2:18 pm

    Having worked with Amish in the past, I have sorrow for those who were terrorized by these suspects. They inflicted on others what they did not do to themselves. The reason for their actions? Mr. Mullet invoked excommunication for certain individuals and the Amish bishops in his area disregarded his pronouncement of excommunication.

  10. Haircut on July 7th, 2016 4:01 pm

    That's pretty wierd hair, I must say. They need a proper haircut.

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