Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Democratic Party candidate for president (and Larry David impersonator), believes that it isn’t radical Islam causing the world wide terrorist threat – it’s climate change.
During Saturday’s Democratic Party debate he said:
In fact, climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism. And if we do not get our act together and listen to what the scientists say, you’re gonna see countries all over the world– this is what the C.I.A. says, they’re gonna be struggling over limited amounts of water, limited amounts of land to grow their crops. And you’re gonna see all kinds of international conflict.
Bernie even doubled-down on Sunday’s Face The Nation:
The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist said on Sunday that the attack on Paris is an early example of this phenomenon playing out.
“Well what happens in, say, Syria… is that when you have drought, when people can’t grow their crops, they’re going to migrate into cities,” Sanders said.
“And when people migrate into cities and they don’t have jobs, there’s going to be a lot more instability, a lot more unemployment, and people will be subject to the types of propaganda that al Qaeda and ISIS are using right now,” he added.
At first glance, Sanders’ claim may bring people relief, since no longer have to worry about radical Islam. But, Bernie is also suggesting the terrorism threat is much larger than originally thought. After all, if climate change is causing Islamists to become terrorists, then how long before it radicalizes people of other faiths?
If Sanders is correct, how long before the Little Sisters of the Poor stop their service to indigent seniors, put on bomb belts and become the “Little Sisters of the big booms?” Using Sanders’ logic, we will soon have young Bar Mitzvah boys running toward concert halls with automatic rifles while their Jewish mothers are behind them screaming “put a sweater on its cold outside.” Will we see the peaceful Dalai Lama showing up in Jerusalem with a knife, stabbing every Israeli he can find?