Phil Robertson: 'People have reason to hate me'
WEST MONROE- The star of TV's Duck Dynasty based in this north Louisiana city was featured on FOX News Tuesday night to discuss ISIS, the radical Islamist group.
Phil Robertson was a guest on Sean Hannity's self-named show where the two discussed the Bible, fame, sins and war. During the discussion, things shifted to the Middle East and the group that has beheaded American journalists.
Robertson and Hannity discussed the situation, and Robertson shared his thoughts on solving it: "I'm not giving up on them. But, I'm just saying, either convert them or kill them," Robertson said. "I think that with this ideology that we're faced with, this is like street gangs, street thugs on steroids."
Hannity told Robertson he assumed the comments would catch attention. Robertson said he was trying to suggest that he'd rather discuss God with terrorists to "show them the error of their ways and point them to Jesus Christ" but was willing to fight to the death.
"If it's a gun fight and a gun fight alone, if that is what they're looking for, me, personally I am prepared for either one," he said.
Wednesday, Robertson was featured in US Weekly where he was interviewed about his new book. He told the magazine he is not worried about how people view him.
"I don't worry too much about people hating or insulting me," Robertson told the magazine. "I'm a sinful man, and I've made a lot of mistakes. People have reason to hate me."
The latest hype comes about nine months since his controversial comments in GQ about gays and race.