“Western civilization is in a war,” former Republican presidential candidate (and now former Trump-VP hopeful) Newt Gingrich said during a live FOX News interview with Sean Hannity, hours after a man drove a truck into a crowd in Nice, France, and killed 84, while injuring 202. “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.”
Please tell us how you really feel, Newt.
This is not the first time that Newt Gingrich has proven that he knows nothing about Islam and our United States Constitution. During his short-lived 2012 presidential campaign, he once called Sharia a “mortal threat to the survival of freedom in the United States” and also boldly declared his opposition “to any efforts to impose Sharia in the United States,” as if falafel-eating bearded mullahs were already gathering ominously on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
“We should have a federal law that says under no circumstances in any jurisdiction in the United States will Sharia [law] be used in any court to apply to any judgment made about American law,” he proclaimed during his unsuccessful 2012 presidential bid as well.