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Doomsday cult says nuclear war starts next Thursday

By David Edwards
Friday, June 6, 2008 11:56 EDT
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ABC’s Brian Ross reported on a cult leader who says that nuclear war will begin by June 12.

“Nuclear war will begin next Thursday, June 12, or sooner, according to the latest prediction of self-proclaimed prophet Yisrayl ‘Buffalo Bill’ Hawkins, the founder of a religious sect in Abilene, Texas.”

“Hundreds of truck trailers have been loaded with food and water on the group’s 44-acre compound, in preparation for the coming war.”

“Everything that he preaches has to do with people buying something,” said former House of Yahweh elder David Als of New York City.

Like many of the his followers, Als actually legally changed his last name to Hawkins because he became convinced that only those named Hawkins would be saved.

This video is from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast June 6, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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