Religion: The Dominicans' Door

. . . The kingdom of heaven suffereth

violence, and the violent take it by force.

—Matthew 11:12

The plotters met by night, first in one farmhouse, then in another. The Central Action Committee kept its network of subcommittees informed of changes in the plan, and every man was suspicious of all but his oldest friends. An underground handbill proclaimed to the fainthearted: "The voice of the people is the voice of God!" Citizens of the little Dutch city of Huissen (pop. 7,340) had determined to break down the door of the Dominican chapel.

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