Michele Bachmann is worried about Somali terrorists attacking the Mall of America [AUDIO]
Ron Paul was on to something here...
Last December, Michele Bachmann went on Jan Markell's radio show and said she spent 2012 fretting about the Obama administration's alleged efforts to implement Sharia law here in the United States.
Over the weekend, she returned to the show, which discusses "current events in light of biblical end-time prophecy," and said she thinks the end times are indeed upon us. She also seconded Markell's worry that radical Somalis might attempt a Kenya-style terrorist attack at the Mall of America. So, on the whole, it was pretty uplifting stuff.
With regard to end times, Bachmann said Obama's willingness to aid Syrian rebels has convinced her we're living through the beginning of armageddon. (It won't surprise longtime Bachmann watchers to learn her assertion about the Obama administration "intentionally sending arms to terrorists" appears to be false.)
Here's what Bachmann said in that part of the interview, followed by the raw audio:
President Obama waived a ban on arming terrorists in order to allow weapons to go to the Syrian opposition. Your listeners, US taxpayers, are now paying to give arms to terrorists including Al Qaeda.
This happened and as of today the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists, now what this says to me, I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God's end times history.
Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah.
On the other hand, the Reagan administration actually did supply weapons and training for mujahideen forces fighting the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s, but the world apparently didn't end then.
In any event, turning to immigration, Bachmann said she thinks America "should be hitting the pause button on immigration and on refugee resettlement."
"We have an issue now when you have Americans that are being recruited in America and going over and being involved in terrorism, I think we need to hit the pause button," she continued. Of course, reports have connected two Somalis who once lived in Minnesota with al-Shabaab's massacre of more than 60 civilians at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya, last month.
That discussion made for an easy segue into fretting about the possibility that radical Somalis might attempt a Westgate-style attack on the Mall of America.
In an interview last month, Markell said, "the liberal, twisted mind here in Minnesota cannot possibly conceive of some of these people as being evil, but I and many other conservatives here in Minnesota are very concerned that this Mall of America is going to be targeted eventually -- and the casualties could be astronomical."
Markell mentioned her worry to Bachmann, who said she shared the concern.
"There could be [an attack on the MOA] because of the rich, symbolic value," Bachmann said. "If you recall, going back to September 11, 2001, there were concerns at that time when we had the World Trade Towers come down and the Pentagon attacked, that there may be an attack on the Mall of America, simply because of what you said: It is a symbol of American consumerism."
Finally, Bachmann added, somewhat implausibly: "We're not trying to create fear."
Here's that audio:
h/t -- Right Wing Watch
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