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Tom Tancredo Makes a Decent Proposal

Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) proposed a bill, dubbed the “Jihad Prevention Act,” that would bar the entry of foreign nationals who advocate Shari'a law. In addition, the legislation would make the advocacy of Shari'a law by Muslims already in the United States a deportable offense.

“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 place.”

Read more: Tancredo Proposes Anti-Sharia Measure.

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Citizen Warrior said...

Here's more from a FrontPage article on the Jihad Prevention Act:

So far, reaction to the “Jihad Prevention Act” has been muted on both sides, possibly because the media is providing wall-to-wall election coverage. Nonetheless, some prominent supporters have emerged. Having advocated similar measures in the past, the group Muslims Against Sharia praised Tancredo’s initiative. So did scholar Andrew Bostom, author of The Legacy of Jihad. Bostom hailed Tancredo’s “sane approach,” adding, “Thank goodness for Congressman Tancredo’s courage and clarity on this pressing matter!”

Tancredo also has an ally in columnist and author Diana West. In books like The Death of the Grown Up and in her syndicated columns, West has chronicled what she considers the decline of Western civilization, brought on by everything from a perpetually adolescent popular culture to radical Islam. “What I like about this proposed legislation,” West said in an email interview, “is its clear, direct focus on Islamic law (Sharia).” Focusing on Sharia, West believes, is the “only way to grapple successfully with the repressive overlay of Islam on a society — understanding it as a function of law, and not religion.” She points out that Tancredo’s “bill allows us to see clearly through to the heart of the matter: the danger that unchecked Islamic immigration will bring about a constituency for Islamic law, leading to disastrous changes to our legal system.”

Muslims Against Sharia said...

Muslims Against Sharia praise Congressman Tancredo's initiative. We advocated similar measures in the past and fully support "Gihad Prevention Act"

"Any person from a country where a substantial part of the population is pro-Sharia should not be allowed in the West, not only as an immigrant, but even as a visitor with a few exceptions, i.e., political asylum or as a diplomat etc. ... Every legal immigrant should be allowed to stay only if he/she did not display desire to establish a Sharia state in a host country. Any naturalized citizen who displays a desire to establish a Sharia state in a host country should have his/her citizenship revoked and promptly deported. I think the latter two groups is where the real danger lies." Linda Ahmed, FrontPage Magazine, July 24, 2008

"Anyone who proclaims Islamic extremist views should be tried for sedition, since we are at war with radical Islam, or at the very least, promptly deported." Khalim Massoud, FrontPage Magazine, September 9, 2008

http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/09/tancredo-proposes-anti-sharia-measure.html

Citizen Warrior said...

This from an article on FaithFreedom.org:

Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo has taken the Islamic bull(y) by the horns and has drawn up legislation that would bar entry to those Muslims who stand for Sharia Law and calls for the deportation for those that are already here who advocate Sharia law.

Regardless of the out come of this, Tancredo's legislation opens up two new debates. The first is how can any of our lawmakers actually vote against this? Are any of our lawmakers actually crazy enough to vote in favor of Sharia over our Constitution?

Another debate is where will American Muslims stand on this, will they scream freedom of religion on this? Because we can never truly give them freedom of religion, because to do that would mean to allow Sharia to be the law of the land.

So American Muslims where do you stand, with the freedoms of America or the brutality of Sharia?

Please contact your local representatives urging them to support this legislation. Contact info is available at this site: http://www.senate.gov/

Citizen Warrior said...

As you can see from the second comment, Muslims Against Sharia stands with the freedoms of America.

Citizen Warrior said...

I got this from an Act For America member:

HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

Write to your elected officials. To contact your congressional representative (you don't even have to know his/her name!) -- just go to the following link:

https://forms.house.gov/wyr/welcome.shtml

Tell him/her to co-sponsor, or at least support, the non-partisan "Jihad Prevention Act (Introduced in House)" [H.R.6975.IH] Explain why it's so important.

Contact your two Federal senators at the link below.

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Ask them to introduce similar legislation in the Senate. Explain why you think it's important.

Contact the President, Vice-Pres; also contact your own state officials, telling them about the proposed legislation, and asking them for your own state's version. They can all be reached via this site:

http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

IF THEY DON'T RESPOND, FOLLOW UP WITH A PHONE CALL!