Strange things are happening in America. In the twenties and thirties, there was the KKK which hunted blacks. Slowly the KKK has gone into the dustbin of history as America tries to exorcise the ghost of racialism and slavery that bedeviled the nation for decades. Now a new controversy is ignited and this concerns the Muslims who are in the USA. The ex house speaker Newt Gingrich has called for a Sharia test to be applied and all who fail to be deported.Considering that Muslims make up less than 1% of the population, it looks a little unfair to single out the entire community.
The opinion of Newt Gingrich.
Newt Gingrich is a respected figure in American politics. He is a leading GOP member and was also the house speaker, a responsible appointment. He has now stated that a " sharia test" be applied to all Muslims in the USA. Gingrich is an ideological cohort to Donald Trump. He lost out to Mike Pence as the running mate to Trump. The fact is that Trump himself had suggested a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the United States. Gingrich has gone far ahead of what Donald had stated with his suggestion of a Sharia test. In a television interview, the ex-speaker has called for the expulsion of all Muslims from America who believe in fundamentalism.
Gingrich stated in the interview that "we should test every person who has a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported". He goes on to argue that Sharia is incompatible with western civilization. The ex-speaker further added that it is important to keep a tab on Muslims and what they do on the internet as well as have a surveillance system of all mosques.
Meaning of Gingrich statement.
One gets the feeling that Gingrich is targeting President Barak Mohammed Obama, who had a Muslim father. He has also failed to recognize that the US constitution does not allow any of the suggestions voiced by him. His proposals are unconstitutional and violate the spirit of the constitution. It must also be mentioned that Gingrich said that he had no objection to a Muslim being his neighbor if that Muslim had given up on the Sharia. In any case, the next few months till the election will be an interesting time as candidates try and prove that they are more nationalist than the other. #Democrats vs Republicans #Republican