Louisiana con­gress­man crit­i­cized for ‘Kill them all’ Face­book post

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

Newly elected Rep. Clay Hig­gins is un­der fire for re­spond­ing to Satur­day’s Lon­don ter­ror­ist at­tack with an on­line post call­ing on the United States to hunt down rad­i­cal­ized Is­lamic sus­pects and “kill them all.”

“The free world ... all of Chris­ten­dom ... is at war with Is­lamic hor­ror,” the Louisiana Repub­li­can wrote Sun­day af­ter­noon on his cam­paign Face­book page. “Not one penny of Amer­i­can trea­sure should be granted to any na­tion who har­bors these hea­then an­i­mals. Not a sin­gle rad­i­cal­ized Is­lamic sus­pect should be granted any mea­sure of quar­ter.

“Hunt them, iden­tify them, and kill them. Kill them all,” he wrote.

Com­ments on Mr. Hig­gins’ post, which re­mained ac­tive Mon­day af­ter­noon, were largely neg­a­tive. “Wow, you are no bet­ter than a ter­ror­ist,” wrote one user who re­ceived more than 800 likes. “You are an un­hinged lu­natic and play­ing right into what ISIS wants.”

Mr. Hig­gins’ cam­paign ad­viser, Chris Comeaux, told The Daily Ad­ver­tiser that the back­lash is the work of the “po­lit­i­cal left.”

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