|Liberty University president says that people should strap up if the Muslim threat comes to Lynchburg.|
The racist right continues to fuel Islamophobia. They are also giving the Islamic State the reason to attack the United States. The Republicans and their conservative allies are playing the "radical Islam" drinking game.
Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, that old fart Limbaugh and that annoying conservative agitator are creating a toxic environment in the United States.
And now you can add Jerry Falwell, Jr. to the list of many agitators who play upon the fear.
He is the president of the ultra-conservative Liberty University. The university is a hub of Lynchburg, Virginia, a community that sits about 115 miles from Richmond. Falwell says that students should go ahead a strap up against "radical Islam".
He is the son of the late religious right leader Jerry Falwell. Falwell was one of the country's notorious right wing extremists. He was anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-immigrant and borderline racist.
|Liberty University sits in the city of Lynchburg.|
He pressed students to carry weapons on campus following Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino.
"It just blows my mind that the president of the United States [says] that the answer to circumstances like that is more gun control," he said to applause.
"If some of those people in that community center had what I have in my back pocket right now …," he said while being interrupted by louder cheers and clapping. "Is it illegal to pull it out? I don’t know," he said, chuckling.
"I’ve always thought that if more good people had concealed-carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walked in," he says, the rest of his sentence drowned out by loud applause while he said, "and killed them."
“I just wanted to take this opportunity to encourage all of you to get your permit. We offer a free course,” he said. “Let’s teach them a lesson if they ever show up here.”
|Insurgent Nevada assemblywoman Michele Fiore poses with her family and their firearms.|
Radical Islam to a resentful White conservative is "MUSLIMS ARE TERRORISTS", "BOMB THEM BEFORE THEY BOMB US" or "ARABS ARE TERRORISTS!"
Black Lives Matter to a resentful White conservative is "BLACKS ALWAYS BITCHING" or "THEY SUPPORT KILLING POLICE".
Immigration reform to a resentful White conservative is "SECURE THE BORDERS", "CHINA IS BAD", "SYRIA REFUGEES ARE TERRORISTS" or "MEXICANS ARE SCUM".
Planned Parenthood to a resentful White conservative is "BABY KILLING", "BLACK GENOCIDE", "BAD AS THE NAZIS" or "SELLING BABY BODY PARTS".
Liberty University is the hub of presidential candidates. Many Republican and Democratic candidates go to court the evangelical vote. Ted Cruz announced his bid for president there. Ben Carson and Bernie Sanders spoke at the university.