By Sekar Krisnauli
Rabat – Former Speaker of the House of the United States News Gingrich has called to deport everyone in America with a Muslim background who believes in sharia law following the attack in Nice that killed 84 people, The Washington Post reported.
“We should frankly test every person here [in the U.S.A.] who is of a Muslim background and if they believe in sharia they should be deported,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity, the Post reported.
Gingrich told Hannity that sharia law is incompatible with western civilization. He also suggested that mosques in the United States need to be monitored.
“Modern Muslims who have given up sharia – glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to thave them next door,” Gingrich was reported as saying.
Gingrich’s proposal made no distinction between U.S. citizens and noncitizens and would violate law that condemn discrimination on the basis of religion, entanglement by the government in religion, and restrictions on freedom of expression of belief, such as scores of First Amendment-based Supreme Court rulings and civil rights law.
“These people [Muslims who believe in sharia] are opposed to our way of life, they are opposed to our value system, they are opposed to our various religions,” Gingrich was reported as saying. “The yare opposed to the whole concept of freedom…”