The only militia I heard be called Terrorists in the US, were that Christian Militia that allegedly plotted to wage a war on the police force, which in my view, did nothing to deserve officers being ambushed and killed, then IED'd during the funeral to kill more police, followed up by luring them back into a further trap to kill even more.
I mean, if you're a legit military force, shouldn't you first be officially declaring war on someone or something before you sneak around like terrorists thugs, ambushing and blowing up unsuspecting troops/police/humans?
They weren't going to win many over to their cause this way, and if they didn't get more people coming to their cause, their attempt would have just been a suicide mission from the start and the only thing they'd accomplish is to kill a bunch of people who never had the chance to defend themselves, let alone knew they were at war with anybody, before having everything the US government has tossed at them.
I seen their little promo video being shown in the news.... all dressed up like camo monkies, jumping around with heavy metal music in the background to sound all tough..... looked, sounded and felt just like one of those Jihad videos we see in the news all the time.... only with a Western Christian Spin to it.
They were a bunch of idiot clowns and if they truly knew what they were doing, they wouldn't have been caught with their pants down and arrested without firing a single shot in the first place.
I wouldn't even compare them to legit Militias in your local communities.... at least not to the militias many in my family served in here where I live.
(And yes, I'm aware US and Canadian Militias are different)