Chief foreign affairs analyst for Fox News, Phil Robertson, has a not-so-novel approach when dealing with the ISIS threat. The star of Duck Dynasty appeared on Sean Hannity’s program and did his normal schtick.
His normal musings of he never leaves home without his Bible and woman was tame when compared to what he said about ISIS. His solution? Convert them or kill them. Now, if you’ve seen the brutality of ISIS, you may agree. If you think about the context of their brutality, Phil Robertson is advocating for an American ISIS campaign.
If you remember the Mt. Sinjar rescue campaign, you will remember the Yazidi people. They were threatened with conversion or death. Much like what Phil Robertson is advocating.
Hannity was quick to say that the media would misconstrue what the Duck Dynasty star was saying, but convert or kill is pretty straightforward. If ISIS wants to live in the brutal past, we should drop down to their level. Airstrikes and having enough Predators in the air is a better alternative.
On Hannity’s program, he used the Bible to back up his beliefs. “Worldwide, planet-wide, Biblically speaking, [there are] two groups of people – the children of God and the whole world is under the control of the evil one,” he said. “That’s 1 John 5:19. Ephesians 2 says: The evil one works in those who are disobedient. Galatians 3: They are prisoners of sin. Second Timothy 2: The Bible says they’ve been taken captive by Satan to do his will.”
Phil said he’d much rather have a Bible study with ISIS, but realizes that’s next to impossible. That led to the suggestion of convert or kill.
If you are looking for more nuggets of wisdom, he was on the show promoting his new book, unPHILtered.