GOP Rep. Clay Higgins on radical Islamic terrorism: ‘Hunt them, identify them, and kill them all’

If Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., had his way, radical Islamic terrorists would be hunted down, identified and then eliminated.  The Louisiana Republican — known as “America’s Toughest Cop” — minced no words in a Facebook post he published on Sunday to his campaign-driven page.

The free world… all of Christendom… is at war with Islamic horror,” he began. “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.”

He went even further than President Trump, who simply wants a temporary travel ban from countries known to be hotbeds of terrorism.

“Their intended entry to the American homeland should be summarily denied.”

He concluded:

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.

USA Today reported:

(Higgins’ campaign adviser, Chris) Comeaux said the remarks have spread on “progressive blogs” and “comments have shifted to trolls, people who have never heard of Clay Higgins.”

He said he has answered questions from websites such as Jezebel and the Huffington Post and “a few place I’ve never heard from.”

Comeaux said he has “seen this happen to conservatives before,” where liberal sites follow conservatives and write critical comments on them. He said “the left can mobilize hundreds of people from all over the country,” creating the idea that “there is outrage toward that individual or his comments.

“They just latch on to something then try to run with it,” he said.

Higgins’ congressional spokesman, Andrew David, said Higgins operates both a congressional Facebook page and a campaign one. He said Higgins’ successful 2016 campaign never took down its website.

The left-wing Advocate added:

Higgins, who took office in January, is no stranger to controversy.

The Facebook post is reminiscent of viral Crime Stoppers videos Higgins made when he was on the St. Landry Parish police force. The videos earned him the nickname the “Cajun John Wayne.”

In one such video, directed at the “Gremlins Gang,” Higgins warns: “You will be hunted. You will be trapped, and if you raise your weapon to a man like me, we will return fire with superior fire.”

He later resigned from the department after his rhetoric drew backlash.

At the time of this writing, his post had been shared over 940 times and had garnered over 820 comments, many of which were highly critical.

I called to file a complaint. I faxed and mailed the screenshot to the U. S. House Ethics Committee,” one person said.

This is the equivalent of the sentiments against Jews, in Nazi Germany,” another person added.

Others, however, supported his point of view.

Guy is right on point, Ignoring the problem won’t make it go away!” one person said.

I am no Christian, but I couldn’t agree any more. We are at war with this radical, racist, hateful ideology. Radical Islam needs to be destroyed. The ideology needs to be eradicated. Islam has no place in the west,” another person added.

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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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