Michele Bachmann is worried about Somali terrorists attacking the Mall of America [AUDIO]

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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.

SEE ALSO: The Onion's "Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story dupes dozens

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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jwbaumann
jwbaumann

Help me out here. Violent, armed Muslims are ACTUALLY killing people in Pakistan, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand, Britain, Syria, Sudan, Spain, Somalia, Egypt, Libya, India, Chechnya, and here in the USA, yet Michele Bachmann is somehow a loony racist ignorant fearmonger because she believes that EVEN MORE killing might be coming our way? How much effort does it take for the commenters on this blog to willfully ignore the painfully obvious and the obviously dangerous?

Missy Pederson
Missy Pederson

I hope they find her face down in a swamp sooner rather than later

Sharon Forga
Sharon Forga

Run Michele.. they don't like you either

Chris Peden
Chris Peden

Why are terrorist such pussys? Blow up something cool like the state capitol. Take her and the rest of those dip shits out. Not a bunch of people shopping at the mall.

Richard Doten
Richard Doten

Anyone that thinks this woman is clear thinking is as crazy as she is and Kent is correct she is a disgrace to Minnesota and has the nerve to profess to be Christian maybe some of these far right religious folks need to understand that bearing false witness is so far from what the bible is about. It is easy to create your own interpretation but this woman just makes shit up

Kent Erickson
Kent Erickson

Christopher, any clear thinking person knows she is bat shit crazy, not just Liberals. I am far from being a Liberal myself, being Libertarian, and this woman is a disgrace to Minnesota.

Brent Abbott
Brent Abbott

She is a troll, so stop feeding the troll! Her days in office are almost over anyway. Good riddance. There's a lot of other idiot politicians to go after besides her.

Grapenuts262
Grapenuts262

Eschatologists are an eternally tiresome lot.

Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith

Bachmann is correct more often than not. Some people just don't want to hear it. Not surprised by most of the comments here. Liberals are known for their lack of self control. Thank you Michele for your excellent service!

Mark Whalen
Mark Whalen

LOL, this woman is nuts ,, someone tell her quit ..

Richard Doten
Richard Doten

Please tell me why the press keeps covering this insane wench what is wrong in this country that the press continues to give time to this idiot

Mark DeRycke
Mark DeRycke

How does this nut case keep getting reelected ? Shut up Bachmann and don't give the asshole terrorists any ideas.

Sarah Royanne Johnson
Sarah Royanne Johnson

I absolutely despise this woman and everything she stands for but using the "C" word is sinking to her level of hate and debases the whole logical argument against her. She was elected BY Minnesotans more than once..THAT is what we should be alarmed and even embarrassed about. Our 6th Congressional district. She's being all they wanted her to be. She is exercising her free speech on the soapbox they built for her. Shame them, she is shameless.

Sandy Summer Sasarita
Sandy Summer Sasarita

This is so low-functioning that it is embarrassing. This type of thinking holds our country back.

Gail Van der Linden
Gail Van der Linden

Will someone PLEASE put a sock in this "woman's" mouth!!! When does her term end, other than not fast enough??

Pat Imhoff Lies
Pat Imhoff Lies

What a Nut Job! Isn't she going to jail??? Just go away!

Rory Mattson
Rory Mattson

Such a sad little " tea-bagger" Or do I presume too much?

Tom Culross
Tom Culross

You poor bastards! All that snow, the Twins implode, and now this.

Chris Welton
Chris Welton

Any politician that goes on a faith based program SHOULD be remove immediately. And she's a cunt

PricklyPete
PricklyPete

With Ellison crying in Congress and saying equally absurd things it's as if the two of them cancel each other out. We have a crazy on both sides. The concern comes when she's no longer in office, then we just have one crazy. 

PricklyPete
PricklyPete

With Ellison crying in Congress and saying equally absurd things it's as if the two of them cancel each other out. We have a crazy on both sides. The concern comes when she's no longer in office, then we just have one crazy. 

trahshechique
trahshechique

This woman represents so much evil. 

I just cannot stand seeing her face anymore. 

Samouel Beadle
Samouel Beadle

If this woman hangs out in the mall it might get blown up. Good riddance.

Noel Barrick
Noel Barrick

Lol, I was just about to post something similar. I think the author has a crush on her.

Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson

Reading about or hearing this woman speak is the equivalent of alcohol or drug abuse: it kills brains cells. Please stop giving her attention.

Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

shes a crazy bitch no doubt but if its gonna happen anywhere it will happen here..we are way to lax and no ne ever wants to offend..

Eric Williams
Eric Williams

Ugh, i'm pointin and sputterin so hard right now! Givin my wrist a real good workout shaking crazy hard at my monitor!!

Alan Cloud
Alan Cloud

Hey Michelle Bachmann! Yeah you! When you become private citizen Michelle Bachmann, please move very far away from Minnesota. That is all.

Darin Back
Darin Back

What a complete lunatic!. Some one please get her off t.v. and anywhere where she doesn't influence people..This woman is not for people, she is for her own personal gain..

StinkySteve
StinkySteve

I agree with her on one point: we suffer from the delusion that the local Somali community are somehow exempt  from being radicalized, and the more we coddle them, the less we have to worry...quite the contrary, we have imported an alien tribe of warmongering cavemen, brainwashed back to the stone age by islam, and its 100% plausable that they will try to make suckers of us with a similar attack here at home. If you think these people have our best interests in mind, you are a chump chump chump.

byork00
byork00

@Chris Peden She actually doesn't work out of the State Capitol building.  She is indeed a US congress-person.  In any case I think you are now on an FBI watch-list, congrats!

byork00
byork00

@Christopher Smith People like you are the only reason she isn't a bag-lady roaming the streets with a shopping cart talking to her imaginary parrot on her shoulder.  She is that ass-backward and THAT crazy. 

jwbaumann
jwbaumann

@Sarah Royanne Johnson You mention a "logical argument against her." I am unable to find any logic amongst these comments. Please point me to the logical argument.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@PricklyPete what is your problem with Ellison...what absurdities has he been saying?

that corporations are crooked as fuck and exploiting all citizens?

byork00
byork00

I apologize to any crazy homeless women who talk to themselves regularly if I offended you.  I respect you WAY more than I do this woman. 

loganof
loganof

@ArechigoLaw She actually used "the rich, symbolic value" to describe the Mall of America. That's fantastic!

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