Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo has attracted a lot of publicity in his time, probably most notably for his method of deterring an Islamic nuclear attack. This is a not overly far-fetched possibility. Nuclear devices are all over the place since Pakistan stole plans and members of the the government there did a roaring trade selling them on to international luminaries such as Libya, Iran and North Korea.
Anyway, Tom's plan is to pre-set a number of devices in the US to automatically obliterate Mecca and Medina in the event of such an attack. Needless to say, all the PC alarms went off instantly, and he was hit by a fusillade of abuse and had numerous speaking engagements cancelled due to threats. Standard response, in other words, of the 'liberals' - you know, the defenders of free speech.
But was it such an outrageous idea? What if the jihadis knew for sure that this was the inevitable response? Do you think they'd ever launch the attack?
Anyway, Tom has come up with another idea now, a piece of legislation, in fact. The press release states:
“Amid disturbing revelations that the verdicts of Islamic Sharia courts are now legally binding in civil cases in the United Kingdom, U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) moved quickly today to introduce legislation designed to protect the United States from a similar fate.
“According to recent news reports, a new network of Sharia courts in a half-dozen major cities in the U.K. have been empowered under British law to adjudicate a wide variety of legal cases ranging from divorces and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.
“ ‘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 immigration.’ “Sharia law, favored by Muslim extremists around the world, often calls for brutal punsihment – 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 important point:
“’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.’”
The bill simply says that advocates of sharia would be ineligible for U.S. visas. And it would expel Sharia exponents already residing here.
Who can object?
Well, everyone that matters, in fact. It has no chance of succeeding. And can you imagine what would happen in dhimmi Europe if something similar were even mentioned?