*Â ExactlyÂ what Sheik Yer’mami has been saying all along:
A Colorado Congressman has introduced legislation that would deny U.S. visas to advocates of so-called Sharia law, as well as expel Islamists already in the country.Â
Republican Tom Tancredo calls his bill the Jihad Protection Act. He has introduced the measure amid disturbing revelations that the verdicts of Islamic Sharia courts are nowÂ legally bindingÂ in the United Kingdom.Â
The legislation, according to Tancredo, is designed to protect the United States from a similar fate.
“There are situations where we really have to look at whether or not our system can accommodate everybody, including people who are determined to overthrow us. There is no way that the Constitution of the United States and Sharia law can co-exist,” Tancredo contends. “You cannot have one class of citizens — in this case, women, for instance — being able to be abused, battered, killed, because someone has written that that’s the right way to do it in their particular religious system, and then expect the Constitution of the United States to protect everyone else’s civil rights. It just simply doesn’t work.”
Tancredo says Great Britain and much of Western Europe has succumbed to the pressure for multi-culturalism, which the United States must avoid.
Tancredo Proposes Anti-Sharia Measure in Wake of U.K. Certification of Islamic Courts
“Jihad Prevention Act” would deny U.S. visas to advocates of ‘Sharia’ law, expel Islamists already here
(Â WASHINGTON,Â DC )Â â€“ Amid disturbing revelations that the verdicts of Islamic Sharia courts are now legallyÂ binding in civil cases in the United Kingdom,Â U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) moved quickly today to introduce legislation designed to protect the United StatesÂ from a similar fate.
Â 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.
Â “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.”
Â Sharia law, favored by Muslim extremists around the world, often calls for brutal punishment â€“ 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.Â Under Sharia law,Â a woman is often required to provide numerous witnesses to prove rape allegations against an assailant â€“ a near impossible task.Â
Â “When you have an immigration policy that allows for the importation of millions of radical Muslims, you are also importing their radical ideology â€“ an ideology that is fundamentally hostile to the foundations of western democracy â€“ 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.”
Â Tancredo’s bill, dubbed the “Jihad Prevention Act,” would bar the entry of foreign nationals who advocate Sharia law.Â In addition, the legislation would make the advocacy of Sharia law by radical Muslims already in the United StatesÂ a deportable offense.
Â Tancredo pointed to the results of a recent poll conducted by the Centre for Social Cohesion as evidence that the U.S. should act to prevent the situation in Great Britain from replicating itself here in the United States.Â The poll found that some 40 percent of Muslim students in the United Kingdom support the introduction of Sharia law there, and 33 percent support the imposition of an Islamic Sharia-based government worldwide.
“We need to send a clear message that the only law we recognize here in America is the U.S. Constitution and the laws passed by our democratically elected representatives,” concluded Tancredo. “If you aren’t comfortable with that concept, you aren’t welcome in the United States.”