Many Americans — including many of you, our readers — were astonished and outraged by Attorney General Lynch’s comments following Wednesday’s terror attack in San Bernardino. In the wake of 14 Americans being killed and 21 injured by radical Islamists, the attorney general had the nerve to express her ‘greatest fear‘ as what she deemed the “incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric” in America. She furthermore vowed to prosecute any guilty of what she deemed violence-inspiring speech.
Like many of us, former congressman and conservative talk show host Joe Walsh couldn’t let Lynch’s comments pass quietly. Walsh unleashed on Attorney General Lynch with an epic rant on Islam today. His comments apparently have struck a nerve, as the video posted to his Facebook page is quickly going viral.
Via The Blaze:
A former U.S. congressman urged Attorney General Loretta Lynch to arrest him after she warned on Thursday that her office would take a more aggressive approach to those spewing anti-Muslim rhetoric.
“I think Islam has a real freaking problem, alright?” Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh said in a video posted to his Facebook page. “There is a cancer in Islam, and if they’re not going to learn to assimilate, I don’t want them in this country.”
“You got a problem, Loretta Lynch, with me saying that? Then throw me in jail,” Walsh, a conservative talk show host, argued. “I think Islam is evil. I think Islam has a huge problem. I think most Muslims around the world are not compatible with American values. I don’t want them here.”
Walsh continued to slam Lynch in his video for the comments she made at Muslim Advocate’s 10th anniversary dinner one day after law enforcement officials say two people opened fire at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, leaving 14 people dead and more than one dozen injured. According to reports, the wife pledged allegiance to the Islamic State on her Facebook page just moments before the attack.
“When we talk about the First Amendment we [must] make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not American. They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted,” Lynch said at the banquet. “My message not just to the Muslim community but to all Americans is: we cannot give in to the fear that these backlashes are really based on.”
Walsh, who now hosts his own radio program, served in Congress from 2011 to 2013.
In text that included some stronger language accompanying his video, which has been viewed more than 110,000 times as of Saturday morning, Walsh continued to argue that “most Muslims around the world are terrorists, support terrorism and/or support Sharia Law.”
“Any Muslim that is a terrorist or supports terrorism should be killed,” Walsh wrote. “If ‘Moderate’ Muslims don’t speak out against terrorism, they are our enemy and we should call them out and kick them out of this country.”
Walsh’s comments echo — albeit in much stronger terms — some of the ideas expressed yesterday at a summit of Western Muslims in Washington, D.C. during which Muslim leaders called for Muslims to condemn violent Jihads and the caliphate — and support equality in men and women and secular governance.
“The time for condemnations, and just simply press releases, against acts of terror is over,” Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser told FOX 5’s Bob Barnard at the National Press Club Friday.
“There’s a root cause. We’re going to put out a declaration today, hand it to everybody, and say this is the litmus test. If Muslims can say they’re against all violent Jihads, against the Islamic State concept, against the caliphate, for equality in men and women, for peace for secular governance … If they don’t agree with them, they become radicalized and are part of the problem.”
That goes for you too, President Obama and Attorney General Lynch. If you can’t say you’re against it, you’re part of the problem.
Walsh himself closed his rant with a clear challenge to Attorney General Lynch:
“I hope there is a backlash. There should be a backlash. I’m going to encourage a backlash. And you know what, Loretta Lynch, if that bothers you, prosecute me. Throw me in jail.”
Former congressman Walsh has thrown down the gauntlet to stand up against radical Islam. Moderate Muslims are joining in. Are you?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]