Sandy Rios Likens Boston Attack to When Nero 'Burned Rome' and 'Blamed Christians'

Sandy Rios on her radio show today was joined by her boss, American Family Association president Tim Wildmon, to discuss the bombing at the Boston marathon, and said the attack “reminds” her of when the Roman emperor Nero “burned Rome” and then “blamed Christians.”

“It’s that psychological process of blaming people that you hate so that they will take the blame for something and it solves two problems for you,” Rios claimed. “So this is nothing new.”

Rios accused the Obama administration of trying to stop security officials from referencing Islam while supposedly identifying conservatives, like gun owners and AFA radio listeners, as “enemies on equal footing with Islamists.”

She said that this alleged policy makes America “less safe” while Wildmon criticized the media for saying that the bombing could have been an “anti-government” attack when he thinks it was almost certainly an act of “Islamic jihadism.”

Wildmon: These Islamic jihadists, the extremists, they are here among us now and we’re going to have to be vigilant, we’re going to have to keep our eyes open. I don’t know, you’re not going to prevent everything; something’s are going to happen like what happened in Boston yesterday. Again, we’re saying this not knowing for certain that this is what happened that is that it was an act of an Al Qaeda type group or jihad, but that’s what I’m thinking it is, that’s my default position because of all the attacks that have taken place around the world by these groups.

Rios: There’s a good reason why these terrorist strikes have been thwarted because our guys have been working 24/7, our security forces, our FBI, all of these really good guys who are really disconnected from what’s happening at the top but things are changing. The military training manuals, the FBI manuals, all of the people fighting Islam within and without, the manuals have been scrubbed, they don’t dare speak of Islam, they don’t dare speak of jihad. I have to tell you, that’s going to have a correlation to our safety, it can’t help. If we’re now saying, ‘oh it’s probably people who listen to AFA who are right-wing in their politics, they want to keep their guns, they are probably—’ if we broaden the scope that those are the enemies on equal footing with Islamists we are going to be less safe because our resources are going to be spread thin.

Wildmon: You have like twenty acts of terrorism that are related to Islamic jihadism and then you have one Timothy McVeigh anti-government, and the media acts like, ‘oh we don’t know there are a lot of both out there.’

Rios: Chris Matthews weighed in on this last night too, sort of hinting the same thing. This reminds me Tim, do you remember when Nero was the Emperor of Rome? Remember that he burned Rome and what did he do? He blamed the Christians. So I’m just saying it’s transference, it’s that psychological process of blaming people that you hate so that they will take the blame for something and it solves two problems for you. So this is nothing new.

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