Cover of Phil Roberston's new book, "Happy, Happy, Happy," via A&E.

Cover of Phil Roberston’s book, “Happy, Happy, Happy,” via A&E.

(RNS) You knew Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, who says he never goes anywhere without his Bible or his “woman” (wife “Miss Kay”), would bring a fresh perspective on what to do about the Islamic State terrorists.

Robertson talked to Sean Hannity on Tuesday (Sept. 2) about the beheading of two journalists by the Islamic State, which some refer to as ISIS, and offered his solutions for how to handle it.

“Why is it when we’re not even over there in the Middle East, why do they continue to slaughter each other?” asked Robertson.

He went on the Fox News show Hannity to talk about his new book, UnPHILtered, but addressed the news first. After citing some Bible passages, Robertson told Hannity his view of the situation.

“In this case you have to convert them, which I think would be next to impossible. I’m not giving up on them. I’m just saying convert them or kill them. One or the other.”

Robertson said the Islamic State is like “street gangs, street thugs on steroids.” He added that it’s not like battling a “standing country with an army. This is more like worldwide gang warfare. My opinion is we’re going to have to deal with this group way more harshly than we have up to this point.”

But the reality star’s first choice for handling the Islamic State terrorists would be Jesus. “I’d much rather have a Bible study with all of them and show them the error of their ways and point them to Jesus Christ,” Robertson said.

“However, if it’s a gunfight and a gunfight alone, if that’s what they’re looking for, me personally, I am prepared for either one.”


  1. And so a semi-literate inbreed with a reality TV show about carving wooden objects to fool ducks into to have sex with them is taken more seriously in American political discourse than virtually all analysts, political and military leaders.

    • The Great God Pan

      Don’t fall for the hype. While the “dynasty” pose as backwoods hillbillies for the cameras, they are anything but. They are filthy rich and used to look like LL Bean models before they had a show. The one quoted in this article actually has a Master’s degree, but of course bathing and acting educated would be bad for ratings.

      • OK so the semi-literate part was incorrect.

        He still kind of reminds me of the Simpsons quote

        “What about being a TV clown who’s still more respected than all the scientists doctors and educators in the country put together?”

    • Robertson isn’t a semi-illiterate. That man has a Masters degree…from an actual university.

      I’ve met semi-illiterate people. They knew what the Golden Rule was about and were not bigots like he is. .So even if he were semi-literate, that would excuse nothing.

    • I see you said that from a Christian country, go try that in a Muslim country. Just remember they are the ones calling for this fight. The only way to fight evil is to kill it, but you probably don’t believe their is such a thing as evil. Oh Abraham can we find fifty righteous people there or maybe ten?? May God spare us from His wrath.

      • God’s kingdom or heavenly government will soon put an end to all wicked ones/terrorists on the planet since it will be able to read people hearts which no man or human governments can do (Psalm 37:10,11). Then meek ones will definitely inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5).

      • Replacing one form of extremism with another is a waste of time and counterproductive. The enemy of my enemy is not my friend. Usually they are just the next enemy to fight.

        I know Robertson is canny enough to know making ridiculous inflammatory remarks are good PR for his show. So I am willing to lump this in as nonsense for promotional purposes.

  2. “Convert ’em or kill ’em” ?

    So be like us or else? What kind of Religion is about that? Communist? A terrorist one? You’re trying to force your beliefs on to others.

  3. The Great God Pan

    It’s good to know the camo isn’t just for show and that he “personally” is willing to go do this killing himself. I, personally, would have mistaken him for an armchair warrior…

  4. “I’m not giving up on them. I’m just saying convert them or kill them.”

    Preposterous, inflammatory, murderous nonsense. So reckless and irresponsible to invoke such a crusade.
    Yet Religion gives permission for this gibberish.

    “bring to me those who would not have me as their King and execute them in front of me.” – JESUS (Luke 19:27)

    But cooler heads must focus on justice instead.
    Find the murderers, arrest them and try them. Beheadings of innocents are against international law and human rights – If we are in a war with this caliphate (which may be the case) it will need to be shaped with a strategy which will end in resounding success – not more dismal failure.

    The West is in big trouble if ‘Duck Dynasty’ is the best we can do.
    10 years ago the best we had was Dick Cheney and George Bush – we are in exactly the same pathetic spot.

  5. 2003 IRAQ WAR
    George W. Bush quoted Ezekiel, Chapter 34

    “French President Chirac recounts that the American leader GEORGE W. BUSH appealed to their “common faith” (Christianity) and told him:

    “Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East…”. said Bush.
    “The biblical prophecies are being fulfilled…. This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to ERASE HIS PEOPLE’S ENEMIES before a New Age begins.”
    “This is a crusade” and “Jesus is on our side”
    – George W. Bush, 2003
    (meeting with Jaques Chirac, president of France)

    Embarrassing, ridiculous nonsense.

    “The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.”
    – Alexis de Tocqueville

    Be afraid.

    • I am not afraid but excited about the future prospects of a righteous, loving and just rule by God’s kingdom or heavenly government. There will be no more wicked ones on our planet (Psalm 37:10,11) when that 1,000-yr. rule begins. :-D

      • What if the destruction does not include a return of Jesus? What if it is the last gasp of humanity without a God intervening? In that case, your belief, and your promotion of it, would have assisted in the end of the world for no reason.
        Climate change is being ignored by people like you who say “why bother dealing with these problems? The END is near”

        Profoundly irresponsible and immoral. Your children and grandchildren will never live as well as you – and you don’t care.

    • Oh no. I just don’t believe we have to engage in religious bullcrap for the process. Its “the convert or die” nonsense which is silly. Monsters must be fought. But one must make sure you do it the right way or you just repeat it again.

      We do not need to act like ISIS to defeat them. We are better than that. US forces are notorious for actively avoiding things like ethnic cleansing and mistreatment of civilians. No need to start acting all jihadi/crusaderlike now.

  6. You ALL missed what he was really telling us about his theological beliefs..
    when he said convert or Kill ..———Why not learn something from a educated professor about the different protestant beliefs ..


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