Newt Gingrich has once again felt the pulse of America and has not been shy in expressing what many are feeling. He said on Fox News that:”Let me be as blunt and direct as I can be. Western Civilization is in a war,” and that “Sharia is incompatible with Western Civilization. We need to be fairly relentless about defining who our enemies are.”
But this is not just a problem in America. In almost every Western nation where there is mass-migration of people from majority Muslim nations, there is tension, and violence, and all too often terror attacks. The biggest problem these nations face, is how to remain a free and tolerant society that accepts people of all faiths whilst still safeguarding the population from violent extremists.
In the UK, there are 23,000 people on the Security Service’s Terrorist watch list. The sheer number means that it is impossible to launch investigations into whether or not they are actual threats. So the answer can’t be to try and weed out the wrong doers. Equally, many on the watch list will be so because of someone they may have met…In a free country we don’t punish people for their associates or acquaintances.
The one positive action that can be taken to ensure the threat does not actually get any worse, is to introduce extreme vetting of people who may have links to terrorism. If proper vetting (such as five years worth of social media accounts, correct paper work etc…) is put in place, we can at least be sure that we are not letting in even more people who wish us harm. But will the 9th circuit agree?
The psychological links between Islamic terror and Sharia law are such that any Muslim who adheres to the 7th century code should be deported, says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.