"Newt Gingrich said Thursday night in the aftermath of the deadly terror attack in France that the US should issue a religious test to Muslims in the country and deport those who are found to believe in Sharia Law.
The former House speaker`s comments came on Fox News when host Sean Hannity asked, `What does this tragedy, this evil attack tonight, mean for that conflict and debate?`
`Western civilization is in a war,` Gingrich said. `We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported. 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.`
He added: Anybody who goes on a website favoring ISIS, or Al Qaeda, or other terrorist groups, that should be a felony, and they should go to jail. Any organization which hosts such a website should be engaged in a felony. It should be closed down immediately."
Western civilization is at war with Islam, and just like we couldn`t afford to lose the war against communism, we can`t afford to lose the war against Islam.
I don`t draw a distinction between "radical Islam" and "mainstream Islam", Islam is an inherently violent and intolerant belief system.
The Western apologists for Islam frequently state that Islamic terrorists compromise a tiny percentage of Muslim believers worldwide, that may very well be true, but the majority of Muslims believe in Sharia law, which calls for the death of unbelievers, among other things.
Let me be as clear as I can, we aren`t at war with terrorism, we are at war with Islam, terrorism is simply the means that Islam employs to try to demoralize and defeat the forces of democracy.
The Islamists repeatedly proclaim that they are at war with the West, and they back their words with barbaric acts of terrorism. While the leaders of most democracies, especially Obama, can`t even bring themselves to utter the phrase "Islamic terrorism."
We are in a state of war, and extraordinary measures are called for, any Muslim immigrant who supports Sharia law should summarily be deported. Any Muslim non-citizen who supports terrorist organizations or subscribes to jihadist Web sites doesn`t deserve to live in a democracy. Why way until these jihadists act on their faith, and commit an atrocity in the name of Allah?
The next president of the United States should declare war not only against Islamic terrorist organizations, but also against Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran that finance international terrorism.
The West is at war with Islam, and we can continue to tolerate the status quo and impotently bemoan every fresh act of terror, or we can act like we are really at war and wipe out the threat once and for all.
We should make it clear that we will use all of the weapons in our arsenal, including nuclear weapons, in our battle for our survival.