How does one define "radical" exactly? And then, assuming one could accomplish that, how do we declare war on that religion exactly?We must declare war on radical Islam. @LorettaLynch I'm not edging toward violent speech, I'm declaring we kill them. Go ahead, arrest me.— George E. Pataki (@GovernorPataki) December 4, 2015
Apparently what got Pataki's panties in a twist was this comment from Loretta Lynch on Thursday:
Now obviously this is a country that is based on free speech, but when it edges towards violence, when we see the potential for someone to lift — lifting that mantle of anti-Muslim rhetoric or, as we saw after 9/11, violence against individuals who may not even be Muslims but may be perceived to be Muslims and they will suffer just as well, just as much. When we see that, we will take action….
Since 9/11, we’ve had over a thousand investigations into acts of anti-Muslim hatred, including rhetoric and bigoted actions, with over 45 prosecutions arising out of that….
I think it’s important, however, that as we again talk about the importance of free speech we make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not America they are not who were they are not what we do and they will be prosecuted, so I want that message to be clear also.
Now what Lynch was clearly talking about was the aggressive anti-Muslim rhetoric, and even attacks against Muslims in this country, in response to the Paris attacks and of course the more recent San Bernardino shootings.
And her contention is that it is irresponsible to inflame citizens of this country to take the law into their own hands, instead of reporting their concerns to the proper authorities.
And obviously that is the sober and responsible approach.
Clearly the fact that Pataki is now polling at right around zero, has caused him to become desperate enough to say ANYTHING to get his name recognition up out of the "Nobody fucking knows you" category.
Gee I imagine that if somebody reads that tweet and then kills himself some Muslims, that Pataki will no longer have to worry about nobody knowing who he is.