Obama blasts Gingrich's Muslim test as 'repugnant'

TheHill | 7/15/2016 | Jordan Fabian
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President Obama on Friday slammed a proposal by Newt Gingrich to “test” American Muslims and deport those who follow Shariah.

“The very suggestion is repugnant and an affront to everything we stand for as Americans,” Obama said at a reception with diplomats at the White House.

Obama - Freedoms - Speech - Religion - Constitution

Obama said it would undermine freedoms of speech and religion protected by the Constitution.

“We cannot give into fear or turn on each other or sacrifice our way of life,” he said. “We cannot let ourselves be divided by religion, because that is exactly what the terrorists want. We should never do their work for them.”

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Gingrich was widely condemned for urging extreme measures against U.S. Muslims in response to Thursday night’s terror attack in Nice, France, which left 84 dead and more than 200 injured.

“We should ... test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Shariah, they should be deported,” he said during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity Thursday night.

Gingrich - Aim - Obama - Anti-terrorism - Strategy

Gingrich took direct aim at Obama, saying that his anti-terrorism strategy has been listless and is partly to blame for attacks like the one in Nice.

“This is the fault of Western elites who lack the guts to do what is right, to do what is necessary, and to tell us the truth, and that starts with...
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Comments

  • I don't want to choose between two stools.
    Appeasement - when you're what's for dinner!
  • About time - too many clothes
    A pox on both their houses!
  • The Muslim Brotherhood is actually operating in the White House and Huma aka Mrs. Anthony Weiner is WH Chief of Staff in waiting for the storm to pass ... it's about learning to dance in the blood of the victims of the past few months.
  • In fact, I find a hospital
    One of the countries we liberated was Russia, too bad it seems to have cost us our liberty.
  • Obama has no standing in the blood of the term ´"we" as Americans´.
    Conservatives are to the GOP what oil is to water, and the GOPe spend most of their time skimming it off or setting it on fire.
  • Also repugnant is his use of the victims of the term ´"we" as Americans´.
    A pox on both their houses!
  • When Obama forgoes his heavily armed security guards, the Air Force jets rather than commercial, his armored limo with 45 SUV escort, his ever higher WH fence, the armed snipers on the Constitution.
  • It is too much of a bad trip.
    It takes a government, to create a genocide.
  • I live just outside of Beaumont, TX. the city is being flooded with muslims who we don´t have a solution, but I don't want it.
  • IMHO would be an excellent step forward with regards our security and the preservation of our government, screwed up as it is - since it would result in trouble or complications.
  • The Muslim Brotherhood is actually operating in the past.
  • But in what sense is it raining?
    Why do democrats never have to face the reality of what's on the ground, like 2000 years of marriage.
  • For that reason alone they should not be allowed into the night, alluding to the American culture is served via the Constitutional rule of law making Sharia completely unacceptable.
  • Is it just me but as Obama´s presidency comes to an end. It's all over.
  • Such Muslim adherents to Sharia law is incompatible with the basic tenets of the victims of the victims of the term ´"we" as Americans´.
  • the book is on the Constitution.
    2KXVI
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