“Project Megiddo” is the FBI’s name for its “strategic assessment of the potential for domestic terrorism in the United States undertaken in anticipation of or response to the arrival of the new millennium.”
The report generated under Project Megiddo states its intent is “to analyze the potential for extremist criminal activity in the United States by individuals or domestic extremist groups who profess an apocalyptic view of the millennium or attach special significance to the year 2000.”
This study reveals that there is reason to believe the sources relied upon by the FBI for their Project Megiddo report had their own preconceived political, social, and possibly even religious opinions about the groups implicated in the report which creates an unacceptable bias on the part of some of the outside sources.
Project Megiddo places particular emphasis on “bible-based” cults. The entire report is centered around the subject of Christian beliefs as they regard the “end times” and “the Battle of Armageddon.”
Due to the use of obscure, esoteric, and sometimes vague but insinuating terminology used throughout the Project Megiddo report; and due to the direct implication of Christian beliefs contained therein, there is legitimate reason for concern that some law enforcement agencies and officers throughout the U.S. who review the report may misinterpret the “profile” patterns set out therein which could result in unintended groups or individuals being targeted and investigated. For this reason, this report will focus solely on factors directly related to that possibility.