In the face of the Islamist attack in Nice, France, Sean Hannity interviewed Newt Gingrich on the topic of “Islam” last night.
I have to say, this is the first time I have heard any public official say so clearly what needs to be done without reservation and without apology.
Here is the essence of the Gingrich plan…
- Vet everyone that comes into this country
- Vet how: Ask if they believe in Sharia or the Caliphate.
- As a follow up, monitor all social sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) and every mosque to determine if sharia or the caliphate are being promoted or taught
- First indication of an individual or mosque promoting Sharia or the Caliphate, monitor like glue; second indication: Deport and close down. Gingrich does not believe in “three strikes, you’re out.”
- He realizes this may take years to implement; until then: No Muslims.
This is Trump’s plan writ large and clear. This is why I prefer Gingrich to Pence as VP, but Pence may do better at getting Trump elected. Gingrich will advise from the sidelines, which you gotta admit, is light years better than Muslim Huma Abedin advising from the sidelines.
There will be objections to this plan. Here they are and here are the counters:
Oh, but Islam is a religion. You can’t do that to a religion.
Sharia and the Caliphate are political and legal components of Islam. They each represent a political philosophy that calls for the undermining and elimination of our governing and legal systems. Consequently those advocating, implementing or promoting the Caliphate or Sharia are also engaging in sedition. Sedition is a crime worthy of prison or deportation.
You can’t monitor everybody – that’s infringement of our privacy.
First we need to acknowledge we are at war. We are being attacked and under continued threat of attack by those who believe in and practice a political ideology that is incompatible with Western civilization in general, and US culture, customs and governance specifically. We need to take the same measures to counter this threat as we have done during wartime. Those who wish to deny us the ability to monitor are the ones who would force us to be subject to continuing attack and threat of attack. That is not acceptable.
There are 1.6 billion Muslims. That’s too many. You can’t do that.
Fortunately, only a few million are in the US, constituting fewer than 2% of our population. 5% is generally understood to be the critical mass of population, the “tipping point” when a Muslim population feels freer to commit their Sharia and Caliphate-inspired acts of terror. If Zudhi Jasser can be believed (unfortunately, I don’t), not all Muslims who practice Islam believe in Sharia or the Caliphate. The proportions who do or don’t are not clearly known.
Muslims also believe in taqiyya. They will lie themselves out of admitting their beliefs to public officials.
That is exactly why there has to be monitoring of our social sites and all Mosques. Sure, they may speak in code words to hide their true beliefs and intentions, but their duplicity will be figured out quickly.
Sharia, the Caliphate, and jihad are central to Islam. There is no Islam without these three.
This is true. Right now mainstream Islam, the Islam promoted and practiced by the vast majority of Islamic leaders and followers believe these three things are doctrine integral to Islam. Some few minority Muslim like Zudhi Jasser say they don’t believe they are. Some believe Islam can be “reformed” into excluding Sharia, the Caliphate, and violent jihad from their doctrine. That’s fine. I happen to disagree in which case those who practice Islam will be denied access to this country. If Islam can be reformed in this manner, then those who practice Islam sans Sharia, the Caliphate and violent jihad may remain. These doctrines have existed within Islam for over 1,000 years. It will take decades if not centuries for this sort of transformation to take place, if it ever does. In the meantime, we need to remove the cancer.
We are already too heavily infiltrated with Muslims and Muslim sympathizers in our government, the media, and academia. It’s too late.
Without hearing clear-minded, rational, unequivocating statements as made by Newt Gingrich, this seems to be the case. But rational people still exist. It took a decade or more for Muslims to be placed in positions of power and influence. Hopefully humans, and I include politicians and bureaucrats in this category, can learn from their stupidity. We will learn if it is “too late” if those who promise this type of reform are assassinated or run out of office. We don’t know if its too late if we don’t try.
We know our policies regarding Islam have failed. If they continue, they will continue to fail. Why? Here is a quote from the introduction of the book “See Something – Say Nothing” by Philip Haney and Art Moore:
“Amid pressure from many of the very Muslim Brotherhood leaders he [Philip Haney, founding member of DHS] identified as threats to national security, a policy emerged that forbade mention of Islam in association with terrorism and downplayed supremacist Islam as just one among many violent ideological movements. [bold added for emphasis.]
“The policy, known as Countering Violent Extremism, or CVE, forced Haney into a ten-year adversarial relationship with the agency’s politically appointed officials and their subordinates.”
It is the policy “Countering Violent Extremism” that has failed. It lumps the Tea Party and single-gender Boy Scouts in with Islamic terrorists and seditionists. It fails to recognize and acknowledge the single most dangerous ideology to our nation: Islam and its seditious components.
We need to de-infiltrate our government. The rest will take care of itself. We’ve had too many Foxes in the Henhouse for too long.
I will post the transcript of Newt Gingrich's comments to Hannity on this topic as soon as it is available.
Here is part of it:
“Let me start where I am coming from and 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. But we need to be fairly relentless about who our enemies are.”
Predictably, the “see no evil” Islamic-pandering liberal media is going nuts in their criticism of Gingrich.
Here is the video of the Gingrich interview:
An observation, for the record:
Note that when a black suspect with a record is shot by police because of his arrogant, threatening attitude, the media and President rush to judgment claiming he was a good, decent young man – if Obama had a son, etc.
But when a Muslim yelling Alluha Akbar while he mows down a hundred people with his truck or gun or explosives, he is a deranged man having nothing to do with Islam. The media and president are doing this very thing with the Nice, France, massacre.
Strange, isn’t it.