As conservative politicians ratchet up hatred of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. to escape persecution from radical jihadists, a conservative columnist claims that he is "sick and tired" of being pushed around by the followers of Islam and suggests a final solution: "Bomb Mecca off the face of the earth."
This week saw possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump calling for Muslims to wear some type of identifying badge -- reminiscent of the yellow Star of Davids Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany -- and some GOP lawmakers suggesting internment camps like the ones used to incarcerate Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Writing for conservative news site WorldNetDaily, Burt Prelutsky suggested that destroying Islamic terrorist group ISIS isn't enough and that the center of the Islamic world and the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad needs to be destroyed as a lesson to the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world.
"Suggesting that there is nothing wrong with a religion whose Quran is a handbook for terrorism is reminiscent of those fools who keep insisting that communism is perfect, and that the only problem with it is that it’s never been done right, whether in China, the Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela, Mongolia or North Korea. Believe in Marx’s utopia, the idiots insist, not your own eyes," he wrote.
The former television comedy writer turned conservative gadfly continued, "My own politically incorrect suggestion is that we remove ISIS from the face of the earth, hopefully as a joint effort with every other nation it has threatened or attacked, and that we then bomb Mecca off the face of the earth, not concerning ourselves in the least with collateral damage, letting the Muslims know once and for all that our God is far more powerful and, yes, vengeful than their own puny deity."
Prelutsky allowed that killing the 1.2 million people who live in Mecca -- Islamic or not --might be harsh, but "they’ve been asking for it for over 1,400 years."
"I, for one, am sick and tired of seeing the Islamic bullies demand our lunch money and, like a bunch of scrawny wimps afraid of our own shadow, we hand it over," he wrote. "What’s even more appalling, we then pretend we did it because we’re good guys who realized that they’re human beings just like us, and who just happen to be a little bit hungrier than we are."
"The idea that we can civilize these savages is beyond ludicrous."