Newt Gingrich, Pollyanna

This week-end, when talking about Islamic terror with Sean Hannity, Newt Gingrich had an absolute brainstorm of epic proportions – one that would make Pollyanna proud: have a sharia test for every Muslim living in the United States. If they say they support sharia, deport them. If they say they don’t support sharia, they’re cool. They can stay. Heck, he’d even love to have them as his neighbor.

Well golly gee! Who doesn’t love a quick fix to an enormous problem? I mean, why didn’t anyone think of that before?

Hello? Mr. former Speaker of the House? Have you heard of taqiyya, whereby Islamic law sanctions deception in order to advance the caliphate through stealth means? (See here, here, here, and here)

As when Islamic terrorists dress as Orthodox Jews in order to move about undetected and then kill their targets. As when clean-shaven, soft-spoken members of Muslim Brotherhood front groups go on television and peddle lies to the American public. As when imams say one thing in English and another thing in Arabic. As when the seemingly normal Muslim neighbor next door comes down with a case of sudden jihad syndrome. The list of examples could fill volumes.

Good grief!

Not that the Muslim community needed Newt’s comments to set off internal communication about how to behave and respond to all manner of inquiry, but after his absurd announcement of an absurd idea, I could almost hear the keyboards typing and phones ringing.

“Hey, make sure if anyone asks about your position on sharia, say you don’t support it.”

“Right. Got it.”

Hat tip: The Right Scoop, The BBC

This week-end, when talking about Islamic terror with Sean Hannity, Newt Gingrich had an absolute brainstorm of epic proportions – one that would make Pollyanna proud: have a sharia test for every Muslim living in the United States. If they say they support sharia, deport them. If they say they don’t support sharia, they’re cool. They can stay. Heck, he’d even love to have them as his neighbor.

Well golly gee! Who doesn’t love a quick fix to an enormous problem? I mean, why didn’t anyone think of that before?

Hello? Mr. former Speaker of the House? Have you heard of taqiyya, whereby Islamic law sanctions deception in order to advance the caliphate through stealth means? (See here, here, here, and here)

As when Islamic terrorists dress as Orthodox Jews in order to move about undetected and then kill their targets. As when clean-shaven, soft-spoken members of Muslim Brotherhood front groups go on television and peddle lies to the American public. As when imams say one thing in English and another thing in Arabic. As when the seemingly normal Muslim neighbor next door comes down with a case of sudden jihad syndrome. The list of examples could fill volumes.

Good grief!

Not that the Muslim community needed Newt’s comments to set off internal communication about how to behave and respond to all manner of inquiry, but after his absurd announcement of an absurd idea, I could almost hear the keyboards typing and phones ringing.

“Hey, make sure if anyone asks about your position on sharia, say you don’t support it.”

“Right. Got it.”

Hat tip: The Right Scoop, The BBC