Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called on America to “test Muslims” and get rid of those who believe in Sharia law in the wake of the Nice, France terroist attack on Thursday.
In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity the former speaker’s idea was a stark contrast to the past 7 and a half years of the Obama administration’s politically correct approach that has yielded no tangible results.
“Let me be as blunt and direct as I can be. Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported,” Gingrich said. “Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up Sharia, glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to have them next door.”
Hannity asked him how we could know if “that person really wants assimilation, really wants a new life, or whether or not they want to expand that caliphate?”
“The first step is you have to ask them the questions,” he replied. “The second step is you have to monitor what they’re doing on the Internet. The third step is, let me be very clear, you have to monitor the mosques. I mean, if you’re not prepared to monitor the mosques, this whole thing is a joke. Where do you think the primary source of recruitment is? Where do you think the primary place of indoctrination is? You’ve got to look at the madrassas — if you’re a school which is teaching Sharia, you want to expel it from the country.”
He said that calling Islam a “religion of peace” is “bologna.”
Gingrich then took aim at President Obama who he said would call for truck control in the wake of the attacks.
“I fully expect by tomorrow morning that President Obama will have rediscovered his left-wing roots and will give a press conference in which he’ll explain that the problem is too many trucks,” he told Hannity. “If only we had truck regulation, then we wouldn’t have problems like Nice because it is trucks that are dangerous. I mean that’s the exact analog to Orlando and just tells you how nuts the left-wing in America is.”
Gingrich was roundly praised on social media for his response.
@foxandfriends give em hell, Newt
— Matt Glenn (@APThreeper) July 15, 2016
@foxandfriends Finally, someone has the guts to say what most of us are thinking and feeling!
— Traveler (@NoFencejumpers) July 15, 2016
@foxandfriends we are. Any Arab the follows the Koran is a terrorist. They don’t belong in America period. Read the Koran. I have. Pure evil
— BA (@baweights) July 15, 2016
@foxandfriends Newt is right about sharia law. If they put Sharia law above our constitution they should not be here.
— Th (@TheresaNiecgors) July 15, 2016
— Dr Hart For #TRUMP! (@ofccadjust) July 15, 2016
— Milo Cantstoppoulos (@tweetofclay) July 15, 2016
Naturally there were still liberals who thought Gingrich was out of line.
@cnni how about deport Christian pastors and write wing Christians who say not enough gays died in Orlando?
— Mask (@genobkk) July 15, 2016
@cnni Newt -> new Hitler ?
— amsr (@AmsRin) July 15, 2016
@cnni just a good example of how stupid Republicans are.
— Ibramsha (@ibrahmpaul) July 15, 2016
@cnni there’s a word for that. It starts with u and end in nconstitutional.
— Jeffrey Bache (@JeffreyBache) July 15, 2016
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