Sometimes it’s embarrassing to be human. Not only are insane people supposedly killing indiscriminately in the name of a God in the year 2017, there are also people in positions of leadership who are responding with the same insane murderous thought virus.
To Rep. Clay Higgins I say, we don’t kill all “suspects” who might do something because it never ends that way, you fool. When “they” see you killing some of “their” innocent people, they start killing more of “your” innocent people in response. Stop the self fulfilling prophecy “holy war” talk. We have enough problems already, and many of us are not even religious.
If you want more killing, advocate killing. If you want to end the killing, keep a cool head, defend your ground with appropriate force, investigate and bring suspects to trial. Advocating killing someone because of a religion is a hate crime.
Americans, unless you believe the odds are too low to worry about it, have a gun or two handy. Learn to use them, but be safe. If it was the only way to stop an attack, I would shoot the hell out of some nut who came at me or at someone around me with intent to kill. You have a right in this country to self-defense. Use it. But don’t be a pissant little hate monger who stirs up religious wars. Don’t start it. Don’t make things worse.
Lead with love and self-discipline.
A Louisiana congressman responded to the terror attack in London by calling for an extreme solution: Kill anyone suspected of being an Islamic radical.
Rep. Clay Higgins, a first-term congressman representing the third congressional district of Louisiana, wrote a Facebook post Sunday just hours after a terror attack in London that killed at least seven people.
“Not one penny of American treasure should be granted to any nation who harbors these heathen animals. Not a single radicalized Islamic suspect should be granted any measure of quarter. Their intended entry to the American homeland should be summarily denied. Every conceivable measure should be engaged to hunt them down. Hunt them, identity them, and kill them. Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.”
The free world… all of Christendom… is at war with Islamic horror. Not one penny of American treasure should be granted to any nation who harbors these heathen animals. Not a single radicalized Islamic suspect should be granted any measure of quarter. Their intended entry to the American homeland should be summarily denied. Every conceivable measure should be engaged to hunt them down. Hunt them, identify them, and kill them. Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all. -Captain Clay Higgins
This amount of fear is absurd from an elected offical.
He also labeled the world as fighting a holy war, saying “all of Christendom… is at war with Islamic horror.”
When asked for further clarity on the post, Higgins’ office confirmed that the post, while posted on a campaign page and not official congressional office account, was authentic and from Higgins.
“We are a world at war. The enemy is radicalized Islamic jihadists. The terrorists certainly take advantage of the politically correct madness that consumes the West. They revel, that many in the western world are frightened to speak freely. I’ve never been accused of being politically correct. I call things the way I see them,” Higgins said in a statement.
I’m not accusing you of being politically incorrect, Captain, I’m accusing you of being blindly irresponsible. You are not just calling things as you are seeing them, you are creating more hate, which feeds more violence, with these statements.
The post, which accompanied a photo of one of the suspects from the London terror attack who was shot at the scene, garnered many angry reactions and comments on his Facebook page.
“We’ve gotten mixed feedback from folks back home. Some positive, some negative,” said Higgins’ spokesman, Andrew David.
Higgins gained his “Cajun John Wayne” nickname and reputation before entering Congress in previous job as captain and public information officer of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana. While serving in that role, he made videos for Crime Stoppers which later went viral, but soon sparked a community uproar that caused him to resign from the position.
The Louisiana Democratic Party responded to his Sunday post by citing a Bible verse promoting inclusion, trolling Higgins and his claim of a war between Christianity and Islam.
“The congressman points to Christianity to justify his backward position. As a party that strives to put in place representatives who serve progressive, inclusive Louisiana values, we urge him to look to 2 Timothy 1:7, ‘for God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.’ Rep. Higgins’ language is exactly the sort of response that terrorists aim to provoke.”
Some people, of all religions, understand.
After thousands of years of holy wars, we need to have envolved to recognize and short circuit the roots of cyclic violence.
To me there’s nothing much more strange (or unholy) than a “holy war.”