Funny you should post about this subject as I've just been reading about the Danites and Porter Rockwell. We look upon religious extremism as a modern phenomenon, but it doesn't take long when reading about the early LDS Church to show what real extremism is really about. The Mountain Meadow Massacre was just one of many acts of violence perpetrated by the Morman church. Thanks, Mrs.B.
Religions all have lousy histories, I don't care how peaceful they seem now.
Interesting read, I'd never heard of this.
I read about this several years ago, but its not well known.