While many assume wrongly that when we post articles against Islam or informing the public about what Islamists are advancing in or against the US we are pushing a spirit of fear. We are not. We simply put out the information so that people can be aware and alert as to what is going on and respond appropriately. Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter has done just that. He’s heard the information and now he has a message for members of ISIS who wish to cross our borders and engage in terrorism: We’ll send you to hell.
Last week, the Texas sheriff appeared on CNN alongside host Don Lemon and was asked what message he wanted to communicate to the Islamists in ISIS.
“If they rear their ugly head, we’ll send them to hell,” he declared without hesitation.
Painter said that his biggest concern was the ISIS is already inside the US.
Sheriff Painter said that he had worked the border for eight years and knew of many places, just like the one James O’Keefe crossed, where the border was wide open to people coming across (O’Keefe has now demonstrated that the northern border is just as unsecure). He also made mention of the underestimated number of 10-15 million illegal aliens inside our borders currently.
The host responded in fashion that could only be described as “disbelief” that ISIS is in the United States. Perhaps he was not paying attention any more than his colleague Jake Tapper during a live report where ISIS supporters in Ferguson, Missouri were declaring just that.
“I believe they have people here,” he said. “They have cohorts. I believe they have people here who are going to throw in with them. I believe we have some homegrown people that are going to get mixed up in it.”
“I think it would be naïve to say they’re not here,” Painter concluded.
While Lemon said that the Pentagon didn’t have any information that ISIS was here and that Governor Rick Perry used the word “may” come across the US/Mexico border, one has to ask the question the day before September 11, 2014, did they have the information about September 11, 2001? Hmmm?
Though the CNN host asked if Painter was merely causing fear for the citizens of his county, the Texas sheriff was not to be dissuaded.
“I think our citizens are aware that there’s a strong possibility that these individuals are already here,” he responded. “Sure, there’s not positive proof, but how many people knew there was 10-15 million undocumented aliens? How do you prove that?”
“We have people that are in these United States on visas…student visas, work visas… that have never reported in,” he continued. “They’ve had no one to check ’em, no one to identify, until they get stopped by law enforcement or something, by chance happens.”
Though there have been numerous reports that indicate Islamists are crossing the southern border, Painter’s point is well made in demonstrating that you cannot trust the federal government when it comes to security.
Painter said that his own department goes through emergency management training twice per year to prepare for scenarios like dealing with ISIS. They also work with various agencies in the state and at the federal level.
He also went on to say that law enforcement is incapable of doing their jobs apart from the help of the public and working with other agencies.
Painter alleged to have received an intelligence briefing on ISIS, in which he said that the report came in some time last week and that there were three or four suspected ISIS cells near Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and were operating there as well as moving through the area, which is mere miles from El Paso, Texas. His office was warned to be on the lookout for it.
Finally, when asked what his message was to ISIS, Sheriff Painter didn’t even take time to think but calmly stated, “If they rear their ugly head, we’ll send them to hell.”
This is the kind of spirit the American people need to have against these savages. It is the same message Marine veteran Nick Powers put forth in August. Furthermore, if you are Christian, you should not be timid or fearful of these Islamic devils either. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Tim 1:7). A high five goes out to Sheriff Gary Painter for his vigilance and for his courageous stand. May God raise up many more just like him in our land.
Tim Brown is the Editor of Freedom Outpost.