Tancredo`s Line In The Sand Against Creeping Sharia
We Americans like to think we`re
tougher opponents of jihadist Islam than the
cheese-eating surrender monkeys of
That may be so in our heartland, but not so much in
the our appeasement-inclined capital.
One indicator of wobbly
defender-in-chief President Bush, who recently attended
an iftaar dinner and called it
"an annual tradition here at the White House."
Iftaar is the
Muslim meal that breaks the monthly Ramadan fast.
What a great source of amusement it must be for Osama
that his murder of nearly 3,000 Americans has
nevertheless driven Bush into a greater appreciation of
However, away from the White
House—from which Karl Rove
banished him anyway—Colorado Congressman
Tom Tancredo has different idea about hostile Islam.
And he has put it into legislation:
HR 6975—the Jihad Prevention Act.
press release announcing the bill emphasized the
warning signs from
“Amid disturbing revelations that the
verdicts of Islamic Sharia courts are now legally
binding in civil cases in the
Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) moved quickly today to
introduce legislation designed to protect the
“According to recent news
reports, a new network of Sharia courts in a half-dozen
major cities in the
have been empowered under British law to adjudicate a
wide variety of legal cases ranging from divorces and
financial disputes to those involving
” `This is a case where
truth is truly stranger than fiction,`” said Tancredo.
`Today the British people are learning a hard lesson
about the consequences of massive, unrestricted
“Sharia law, favored by
Muslim extremists around the world, often calls for
brutal punishment – such as the stoning of women who
are accused of adultery or have children out of wedlock,
cutting off the hands of petty thieves and lashings for
the casual consumption of
alcohol. Under Sharia law, a woman is often required
to provide numerous witnesses to prove rape allegations
against an assailant—a near impossible task.”
Tancredo, in his announcement, concludes with this
“`When you have an immigration policy
that allows for the importation of millions of radical
Muslims, you are also importing their radical
ideology—an ideology that is fundamentally hostile to
the foundations of western democracy—such as
gender equality, pluralism, and
individual liberty,`” said Tancredo. “`The best way
to safeguard America against the importation of the
destructive effects of this poisonous ideology is to
prevent its purveyors from coming here in the first
The bill simply says that advocates of
sharia would be ineligible for
it would expel Sharia exponents already residing here.
Who can object?
ending all immigration on environmental grounds
seems too radical for our Congress to cope with,
remove some glaring enemies from the list of immigrant
We could consider a bill stopping all
immigration from countries that are national sponsors of
the State Department.
wouldn`t suffer too much without them.
It`s hard to fathom why our arrogant government
continues to welcome many thousands of immigrants from
these hostile countries as if we didn`t have an enemy in
According to a report prepared last
year by the Government Accountability Office, the
diversity visa program has been a dangerous open
nearly 10,000 from "terrorism" states
The point is that there are plenty of
things that could be done legislatively to protect
they have been left undone by the same worthless gaggle
of elected officials who have allowed the economy to be
looted by a gang of thieves in suits.
At any rate, it`s good to know that
not everyone in Washington is oblivious to the
catastrophic immigration narrative being played out in
violence, terrorism, crime
aimed at women and general social breakdown caused
by the influx of millions of unfriendly Muslims.
When a culture hostile to the values
of individual freedom announces that it is using
immigration to capture the homeland of western
civilization, it is prudent to take those threats
Polling of Muslims residing in
indicates a deep unwillingness to assimilate to western
values plus a murderous hostility.
According to a 2006 survey
40 percent of British Muslims desired sharia law be
instituted there and 20 percent were sympathetic to the
bombers who had murdered 52 in
summer discovered nearly one-third of
Britain`s Muslims believe
killing for religion is justified and want to see a
Yet Islamic law has been officially
courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.
Rulings issued by a network of five
sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the
judicial system, through the county courts or High
Previously, the rulings of sharia
could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary
compliance among Muslims.
What kind of self-respecting
country can toss aside its honored tradition of equality
under law with so little concern?
It`s not like sharia can be considered
superior to British law in any way—quite the opposite.
Islamic jurisprudence is based on
primitive Koranic ideas from the
Arabian desert in which
brutal corporal punishments are employed—like
amputation for theft and
stoning for various offenses including suspected
moral cave in to sharia is most
damaging to women`s rights and safety.
Islamic law upholds
polygamy, forced marriage of children and
slavery. Women have no rights in marriage are exist
as the property of the husband. In a sharia court, a
woman`s testimony is worth only
half that of a man.
Muslim women will get it in the neck first of
course, but Islamic authoritarianism will spread further
unless it is restrained. The sons of Allah are
notoriously offended by everyday freedoms we
consider normal, from
walking a dog to
taking a swim.
must be snuffed out because Allah hates reason and loves
Rep. Tancredo is right to see the
increasing Muslim immigration to
Unlike naive triumphalists who believe
our tradition of assimilation will prevent any jihadist
tendencies like those being suffered in
seen the polling data of Muslims residing in
A Pew poll in 2007 found that Muslims
on our side of the pond share the same feelings as their
An alarming 26 percent — or roughly
100,000 — of younger U.S. Muslims say suicide bombings
against non-Muslim "civilian targets" are cool.
For all intents and purposes, that`s
the same as the 35 percent of young Muslim Brits who
told Pew the same thing after some of them bombed the
wounding another 700. [What
Muslims Really Think,
May 22, 2007
With economic difficulty likely to
continue for some time and in addition to the energy
supply problem, prudent prevention of
domestic terrorism is a highly desirable goal.
Let`s be honest. We don`t need the
Rep. Tancredo is doing
yeoman`s service by continuing to protect
though terrorism has fallen off the public policy
great patriot, will be sadly missed when he leaves
Brenda Walker (email
her) lives in
ImmigrationsHumanCost.org. She likes her martinis
twist, because olives take up too much room. She
observation of the late President Gerald Ford:
"The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American
efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful
and a snootful at the same time?" Jerry Ford a
martini fan! Who knew?