For some reason Fox News allowed Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson to give his opinion on the problems with ISIS, unwittingly showing that Christian fundamentalists and Muslim fundamentalists are extremely similar.
I think you’re tragically missing the point behind what Phil was saying. He wasn’t saying we should kill ISIS members because they aren’t Christians, he was saying we should kill them because they are murdering thousands of people. That is the difference. These terrorists want to kill people because they are infidels and Phil wants the terrorists killed because they are murderers.
If he had just said that they need to be killed, I think you would have a point here. But the point that this gifset is highlighting isn’t the fact that he said ISIS needs to be taken out. Because frankly, that’s true. They are terrorists who kill innocent people and need to be dealt with. What the post is highlighting is his mentality of “convert or be killed.” If he just wanted justice for innocent people being murdered, his statement wouldn’t be framed as a “do x or face y” situation. There would be no “option.” He would have just said “these people need to answer for their crimes in prison or in death.” But that’s not what it was about. Him giving the hypothetical option to convert or die is basically saying “I don’t care so much about ISIS answering for their crimes as long as there’s even a possibility they might convert.” So really, if he just wants justice, the threat of “become Christian or die” wouldn’t be necessary.
I see what you’re saying, but I think the issue is a misinterpretation of the dichotomy that Phil is portraying. I may be wrong on this, but I didn’t read it as a convert or die blanket statement to all people, that seems very much against everything the Robertson’s live by on their show. Rather, I read it as Phil presenting two alternative scenarios to end the killings. Convert to Christianity, which in the mind of the Robertson’s means loving people and not living by or spreading hatred, or be killed for their heinous actions.
I’m not an expert on the Robertson’s faith, or even on their show (I’ve only ever watched 1 episode) but I can say from what I saw that they should in no way be considered on par with the extremist Christians (which in my mind is the westboro baptist church, to name only one). I suspect if you watched whatever interview this gifset came from in full then this point would be clearer.
Now, maybe I’m wrong on all this, it just seems very out of character for this family to mean what the OP seems to think they mean based on what little I know and I’d prefer not to assume the worst about someone I hardly know with so little evidence presented.