Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich went off Thursday night on the subject of radical Islamic terrorism, saying in an appearance on Fox News that the United States should test every Muslim to see if they believe in Sharia Law and deport those who do.
Beyond that, Gingrich proposed making it a felony to visit a terrorist supporting website and blamed the attack in Nice, France, on “Western elites who lack the guts to do what is right, to what is necessary, and to tell us the truth, and that starts with Barack Obama.”
[dcquiz] “Let me be as blunt and as direct as I can be: Western civilization is in a war,” Gingrich told Sean Hannity, “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. But we need to be fairly relentless about defining who our enemies are.”
“Anybody who goes on a website favoring ISIS or al-Qaida or other terrorist groups, that should be a felony, and they should go to jail,” Gingrich continued. “Any organization which hosts such a website should be engaged in a felony. It should be closed down immediately.”
“Our forces should be used to systematically destroy every Internet-based source,” he said, “and, frankly, if we can’t destroy them through the Internet, we should destroy them with kinetic power using various weapons, starting with predators and, frankly, just killing them.”
Gingrich concluded, “I am sick and tired of being told the wealthiest, most powerful civilization in history, all of Western civilization, is helpless in the face of a group of medieval barbarians who, for example, recently burned 20 young women to death, burned them to death, because they wouldn’t have sex with them. A group which beheaded recently in the Philippines two Canadian businessmen, and we’re told to be reasonable, to be passive, to not judge. I just want to tell you tonight, everybody who watches this video, this is the fault of Western elites who lack the guts to do what is right, to do what is necessary, and to tell us the truth, and that starts with Barack Obama.”