Gingrich has called for a sharia
law ban in the United States. “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 told Fox News. "Sharia is incompatible with western civilisation. Modern Muslims who
have given up Sharia, glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to
have them next door," he added. He also suggested monitoring US mosques and jailing anyone who visits websites favouring a terror group. "Anybody
who goes on a website favouring Isis, or al-Qaeda, or other terrorist
groups, that should be a felony, and they should go to jail," he added. He
went on, insisting “sharia is incompatible with Western
civilization" and blamed such terrorism in part on "Western elites who
lack the guts to do what is right, to do what is necessary." Donald Trump has said Muslims should be banned from entering the US.
See the report "Sharia: The Threat for America" by the Center for Security
Policy. This shows that Muslims have become radicalized and will subvert the U.S. through Sharia law. Action needs to be taken now to stop this happening.
Arguments about Muslim religious freedoms ignore the issue of whether Islam should even be categorized as a religion.
Because Sharia is a set of governing principles
regulating both public and private life, critics suggest that Islam
should be considered to be more of a political structure than a pure
body of faith. "Islam is not a just a religion … Islam is different,"
former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said during a Republican debate
last fall. Prominent conservative group Family Research Council claims
that only "16 percent of Islam
is a religion." Ben Carson, another failed presidential candidate,
echoed his remarks in January by asserting that Islam is not a religion,
but rather, a "life organization system." Carson also believes that a Muslim should not be president. Taken a step further, as Santorum did during the
presidential debate in December, then constitutional rights would not
automatically apply to those who practice Sharia. "Islam is a religion, but it is also Sharia law,
it is also a civil government, it is also a form of government. And,
so, the idea that that is protected under the First Amendment is wrong,"