Utah Death Threats Against Officials

Discovered at Lady Logician’s place, a story of new threats against elected officials in the state of Utah. As usual, somebody seems to be upset over immigration.

Two state lawmakers running immigration reform bills were e-mailed perceived death threats over the weekend and Utah Highway Patrol authorities confirmed Monday they are investigating the matter and taking it “very seriously.”

Reps. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, and Chris Herrod, R-Provo, were the only two state lawmakers to receive the one-and-a-half page letter, confirmed top state law enforcement officials, who said they were too early in the investigation to determine the severity of the threat.

Certainly sounds like those nasty tea baggers are at it again. They’ve probably been watching too much Fox News or listening to Rush Limbaugh or something. Oh… wait.

The letter is signed the “United Front for Defense of Immigrants” and features the images of Che Guevara and, separately, a semiautomatic weapon with a banana clip. It isn’t directly addressed to Sandstrom or Herrod.

Instead, it is headed with the words, “In response to HB-70 (Communique III-2/11/11)” and references Arizona — the home of the nation’s first enforcement-only law that became the epicenter of the immigration debate.

The letter says: “A comprehensive immigration reform has never and will never be established in Utah through peaceful dialogs [sic], civil discourse, or the Mormon Church involvement. It will be established as any other revolutionary changes always have been … by pen and gun, by word and bullet, by tongue and teeth.”…

So who exactly is this United Front for Immigration Reform? (Not to be confused with the People’s Front of Judea or the Judean People’s Front… Splitters!) Ladies Logic digs further and finds an apparent connection between them and Casa Aztlan of the “Aztlan” Movement. Why the Aztecs would be interested in “retaking” Utah, given that they never lived that far north, is not clear.

Yep. Sounds like the evil tea baggers to me. When, oh when, will these people ever be stopped?