Harsh remarks calling for radicalized Islamic suspects to be hunted and butchered have been made by a U.S. congressman from Louisiana. Rep. Clay Higgins posted Sunday on Facebook that “all of Christendom” is at war with “Islamic horror” and all “radicalized Islamic suspects” should be hunted and killed.
The post follows the terror attack in London over the weekend that claimed the lives of at least six people. The U.S. Congressman, who is also known as the “Cajun John Wayne”, was elected in a December runoff between two Republicans with 56 percent of the vote and represents southwestern Louisiana on the Gulf of Mexico.
Higgins post was accompanied by a photo of British officer standing over one of the London attackers. The terrorists drove a van into pedestrians on the London Bridge and then ran into an area full of bars and restaurants, stabbing people.
Three attackers were shot dead by police within eight minutes of the first emergency call. Unfortunately, seven people died. Two suspects were named by the police on Monday. Khuram Butt, a British citizen with whom authorities were familiar, and Rachid Redouane, of unknown nationality that police said they didn’t know.
The U.S. Congressman was born and raised in Louisiana, attended Louisiana State University and then served in the U.S. Army/Louisiana National Guard as a military police officer. He was an officer with the Opelousas Police Department until 2007, when he resigned just before he was set to be punished for using excessive force, according to the Independent.
Higgins was also forced out of another law enforcement job with the St. Landry parish sheriff after he described suspected criminals as animals he would hunt down in a crime stoppers video. Nola.com revealed that Higgins’ ex-wife filed a lawsuit alleging he owes over $100,000 in unpaid child support.
Higgins website says that he’s a Christian who’s known for his refreshing focus on the power of the individual to be redeemed. He recently introduced bills in the House as part of a reauthorization of the Department of Homeland Security. He also emphasized that people are duty bound to protect their homeland.
President Trump has renewed his calls for a travel ban after the London attack. He has issued two executive orders aimed at restricting travel to the U.S. from several Muslim-majority nations but both have been blocked by the courts.