“Duck Dynasty” superstar Phil Robertson called the Islamic State terrorists the kind of evil the Bible warns about, saying America has to “convert them or kill them.”
“Worldwide, planet wide, biblically speaking, [there are] two groups of people,” Robertson, Bible in hand, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Tuesday. “The children of God and the whole world [are] under the control of the evil one. That’s 1 John 5:19,” Robertson said.
There’s no real mystery behind such evil, Robertson said, reading directly from the book of Solomon.
“Now listen to this on this ISIS thing,” he said. “‘All who hate me love death.’ So you scratch your head. You say, ‘Well, why is it that when we’re not even over there in the Middle East, why do they continue to slaughter each other when we’re not even on the premises? They can’t blame us. We left Iraq.’ … All who hate me love death.’”
America will have to deal with Islamic State “way more harshly” than President Obama has been prepared to, he said.
“In this case, you either have to convert them, which I think is next to impossible,” Robertson said. “I’m not giving up on them, but I’m just saying, either convert them or kill them. One or the other.”
When Hannity asked Robertson how he would respond to the mainstream media’s predictable criticism of such comments, the TV star was unfazed.
“I’d much rather have a Bible study with all of them and show them the error of their ways and point them to Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of having your sins removed and being raised from the dead,” Robertson said. “However, if it’s a gun fight, and a gun fight alone, if that’s what they’re looking for, me personally, I am prepared for either one.“
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