"Our problem today is not the right," he told followers last week.
What they should tell their followers is a matter of division and debate.
What they daren't tell their followers is the one thing he was trying to say.
He was telling his followers to look out, to come along, and to hurry.
He told his followers to leave and save themselves from its "criminal atmosphere".
"But I'm not telling my followers to wreck things and try to kill people."
"Take it through the city," he told his cheering followers.
"Some people you see walking on the streets are, in fact, not humans," he told followers last year.
Jesus told his followers to turn the other cheek to enemies.
Whatever he may have told his followers, this aim did not include them.