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Rep. Bill Johnson Wants To Declare "War On The Concept Of Terror' (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Republican Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio believes that the President of the United States should be "declaring war on the concept of terror."

Johnson made his announcement in April on "The Tom Roten Morning Show" where first talked about how Nazi Germany came into power, and tried to compare that to the concept of terrorism, noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).

Johnson then stated:

And the same thing is happening now when we are denying that we are at war with terror. If I were the president, I would be declaring war on terror, not formally, and I’m talking about formally, having Congress do it. That is not declaring war on a nation, but it is declaring war on the concept of terror.

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Johnson then said if Americans citizens join those who fight against the U.S. then they needed "to be treated as an enemy of the United States of America."

However, the Obama administration has already used the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) as a legal reason to kill American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen because he worked as a propagandist for al-Qaeda, noted The Guardian.

Host Tom Roten then complained that the Obama administration wouldn't use the term "radical islam."

Johnson added:

What we've really got here, Islam has morphed over the last thousand years as it has tempered its violent tendencies. What we are seeing today in ISIS is actually going all the way back 1,000 years to the ideology that Mohammad advocated. That’s the way they did things.

Johnson failed to mention that most of the victims of ISIS' terrorism have been Muslims, noted CNN last month.

Johnson also didn't mention that President Obama has bombed terrorists in seven Muslim countries, reported AllGov.com, has been bombing ISIS since 2014 and asked Congress in 2015 for authorization for three more years of military force, according to Slate.com.

Sources: RightWingWatch.org, AllGov.com, CNN, Slate.com, The Guardian
Image Credit: US House of Representatives