Kaweah church tied to possible consultant on anti-Muslim film
By Lewis Griswold - The Fresno Bee
Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2012 | 04:24 PM
A militant fundamentalist church near Three Rivers has a connection with the man who says he was a consultant on the movie that sparked deadly attacks on U.S. diplomats in Libya.
The church at Kaweah -- it uses a lower-case "c" in its name -- is a rustic, one-story building off a rural foothill road just west of Sequoia National Park.
It's drawn some attention from local law enforcement, neighbors and the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups nationwide.
The law center linked the church to Steve Klein, who says he has ties to the movie "Innocence of Muslims." The Los Angeles Times reported that a trailer for the movie portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a buffoon, suicidal, gay, lascivious and condoning of pedophilia.
The law center said Wednesday that Klein believes that California is riddled with Muslim Brotherhood sleeper cells and quoted him as saying they are waiting for "the trigger date" to begin killing people randomly.
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