Famed left-wing figure Noam Chomsky declared that some leaders "now claim to be devout Christians" and are using "Christian ideals" in a move to "destroy the world,” Campus Reform reported.
But during his Friday appearance at Minnesota's St. Olaf College, Chomsky brushed aside a question about Islamic radicalization and wouldn't attribute a specific set of “ideas” to any one religion — even Islam, the outlet said.
And after declaring leaders who claim to be Christians are "saying let’s proceed to destroy the world,” Chomsky added that “I don’t know anybody in the Islamic world that’s doing that,” Campus Reform said.
What else did Chomsky say?
Chomsky — a world-renowned writer and political activist — also told the crowd that the Republican Party is engaged in a "unique insanity which is dedicated to destroying organized human life," the outlet said.
But that's just part of why today's young generation "is facing the most awesome question that has ever arisen in human history: the question is, 'Will organized human life survive?'” Chomsky added, Campus Reform reported.
More from Chomsky's address, according to the outlet:
Nuclear war and global warming were the two forces outlined as the primary threats to humanity, but President Donald Trump and the conservative movement in general also came under fire throughout the speech for their stances on these two issues.
Chomsky said he wasn’t surprised with the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, asserting that “for well over a century American elections have been mainly bought, literally,” and that he thinks Trump received “huge media support,” but added that he is, however, unhappy with the current administration.
“Trump, declare victory [in North Korea] if you wanna prance around in public, but please go away and let us move towards peace, disarmament, and unification without disrupting the process,” the professor requested with regard to the ongoing tensions between the United States and North Korea.
Chomsky also said North Korea is seeking peace and predicted "Trump will find it hard to threaten military action against a country that’s extending an olive branch," Campus Reform added.
'Dramatically leading a race to destruction'
He also said Republicans are “dramatically leading a race to destruction” in supporting fossil fuels, the outlet reported.
“By now, half of Republican voters deny that global warming is taking place at all, and only 30 percent think humans may be contributing,” Chomsky added, according Campus Reform. “I don’t think you can find anything like that among any significant part of the population anywhere in the world, and it should tell us something. One thing it should tell us is there’s a lot to do for those who hope that maybe organized human life will survive.”
Here's Chomsky in a video interview discussing the Republican party in 2016: