Congressman Clay Higgins stands by his controversial Facebook post saying all conceivable means must be taken to hunt down radical Islamic terrorists. He says in the post not a single radicalized Islamic suspect should be granted any measure of quarter. The Republican from St. Landry Parish says probable cause could result in search warrants that could lead to an arrest.
“If you’re a suspected Jihadist terrorist and you’re on some kind of terrorist watch list, I think you should be picked up. Especially in a country like Great Britain where they identified 3,500 of em, I’d have deputized as many people as I needed to get the rest of em in jail,” Higgins said.
The Facebook post goes so far to say “For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.” Critics of Higgins’ post say the comments could be used as propaganda for radicals. Higgins says he’s even been asked why he would want to make the terrorists mad. He says they’re already mad.
“They’re already flying jets into our skyscrapers. They’re already blowing up children at concerts. They’re already driving over people on London Bridge and stabbing them with knives. They’re already shooting up night clubs. How mad do you think we can make them?” Higgins said.
Higgins says the US should air strike known terrorists training camps and detain suspects on terrorist watch lists. He says if he was in charge, he’d pick up all of them. He says we cannot take these threats lightly, and force must be used to protect U.S. citizens.
“If a suicide bomber pulls into the school yard during recess when your little girl or your little boy is out there, do you want a teacher to go hug them, or would you want a security guard to shoot them in the head?” Higgins said.