Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson offered his preferred strategy to combat the Islamic State terror group during a Fox News appearance Tuesday night: “Convert them or kill them.”

“In this case, you either have to convert them, which I think would be next to impossible. I’m not giving up on them, but I’m just saying either convert them or kill them,” Robertson told host Sean Hannity. “One or the other.”

After contending that the Islamic State “can’t blame us” since the U.S. withdrew from Iraq, the “Duck Dynasty” lightning rod said he was ready to engage them militarily.

“I’d rather have a Bible study with all of them and show them the error of their ways and point them to Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of having your sins removed and being raised from the dead,” Robertson said. “I would rather preach the gospel of Jesus to them, however, if it’s a gun fight, and a gun fight alone, if that’s what they’re looking for, me personally, I’m prepared for either one.”

Robertson made national headlines late last year when he was briefly placed on a “hiatus” from his popular A&E show over controversial comments about homosexuality.

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