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Republican Congressman Calls For A Holy War On Social Media

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Republican Congressman Calls For A Holy War On Social Media

After the London terror attack Rep. Clay Higgins of Louisiana made a shocking post on his Facebook page. On the Congressman’s Facebook campaign page he wrote:

In January Higgins gave a speech on the House floor attacking Democrats for those opposing Trump’s travel ban. Mother Jones reports:

Higgins office refused to allow a Mother Jones reporter to speak to a spokesman for the congressman. But in an email, his spokesman confirmed the Facebook post was authentic.
In late January, Higgins delivered a fiery floor speech attacking Democrats and the “liberal media” for opposing President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban. He declared that “radical Islamic horror has gripped the world and…unbelievably…been allowed into our own nation with wanton disregard.”
Shortly before running for Congress, Higgins resigned from his post as the public information officer of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, where he had earned a reputation as the “Cajun John Wayne” for his tough-talking CrimeStopper videos. Higgins abruptly quit after his boss, the sheriff, ordered him to tone down his unprofessional comments. “I repeatedly told him to stop saying things like, ‘You have no brain cells,’ or making comments that were totally disrespectful and demeaning,” the sheriff said.
“I don’t do well reined in,” Higgins noted at the time. “Although I love and respect my sheriff, I must resign.”

We very rarley give commentary here but in this case Mr. Higgins needs a history lesson. There was a holy war called the crusades it lasted 200 years and an estimated 1.7 million people died (Washington Post). This is not to say we should not stop Isamlic extremists and fight them when neccessary. Since 9/11 we have been fight Isamlic extremists, but, lets leave the holy genocide part out.

Source: Mother Jones

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