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Newt Gingrich…History of Anti-Islam Slurs {“Shari`ah is a mortal threat" - Gingrich}
onislam.net ^ | 22 Dec 2011 | OI

Posted on 12/22/2011 6:35:29 AM PST by Cronos

Seen as the front-runner to challenge incumbent president Barack Obama in next year's presidential elections, US Republican president hopeful Newt Gingrich has a history of anti-Islam slurs, who sees Shari`ah a mortal threat to the United States.

“I believe Shari`ah is a mortal threat to the survival of freedom in the United States and in the world as we know it,” Gingrich said in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute in Washington in July 2010and cited by The New York Times.

“I think it’s that straightforward and that real.”

The former speaker of the House of Representatives in the mid-1990s believes in the theory that advocates of Shari`ah are radical Islamists.

"Stealth jihadis use political, cultural, societal, religious, intellectual tools; violent jihadis use violence,” Gingrich said in the speech.

"But in fact they’re both engaged in jihad, and they’re both seeking to impose the same end state, which is to replace Western civilization with a radical imposition of Shari`ah."

In 2010, Gingrich and his wife produced and narrated a film, "America at Risk", about what they say the threat of "radical Islam".

In the film, they discuss what they say the danger of terrorism and Shari`ah against a lurid background of terrorist bombings, bloody victims, wailing sirens and chanting Muslim crowds.

Gingrich had once called for a ban on all mosques near Ground Zero "so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia."

Shari`ah has come under scrutiny recently in the US, with right-wing campaigners and politicians questioning its role and operating system.

Lawmakers in at least 15 states have introduced proposals forbidding local judges from considering Shari`ah when rendering verdicts on issues of divorces and marital disputes.

In Islam, Shari`ah govern issues in Muslims’ lives from daily prayers to fasting and from to inheritance and marital cases to financial disputes.

The Islamic rulings, however, do not apply on non-Muslims, even if in a dispute with non-Muslims.

'Islamic Terrorism'!

Gingrich has also been critical of president Obama's refusal to label terrorism as "Islamic" or "jihadist".

“The left’s refusal to tell the truth about the Islamist threat is a natural parallel to the 70-year pattern of left-wing intellectuals refusing to tell the truth about communism and the Soviet Union,” Gingrich said.

Administration officials say that labels smear the entire Islamic faith with terrorism.

Gingrich was the front-runner in the Republican race recently, just ahead of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

However, Gingrich's lead has evaporated in national polls amid a barrage of Romney television ads that have cited, among other things, the ethics charges Gingrich faced as House speaker.

Gingrich, who had a reputation in Washington for counter-punching when criticized, has fired back at Romney on occasion, but vowed to continue running a positive campaign.

Gingrich's anti-Islam slurs are not the first by Republican presidential aspirants.

Former candidate Herman Cain had said that he would not appoint a Muslim in his administration.

Cain, who withdrew from the race for the White House, later modified his position by calling for an unconstitutional "loyalty" oath for Muslim appointees.

Republican aspirant Rick Santorum had also describes Islamic Shari`ah as "an existential threat" to America.

US Muslims have been sensing a growing hostility following a hearing presented by Republican representative Peter King on what he described as “radicalization” of US Muslims.

Recently, a Republican Missouri lawmaker described Islam as a disease like polio while another Alaska Rep. branded Muslims as ‘occupiers’ of American neighborhoods.A US survey has revealed that the majority of Americans know very little about Muslims and their faith.


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hey, if the Mozzies don't like him, he gets more plus points from me!
1 posted on 12/22/2011 6:35:35 AM PST by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Same here


2 posted on 12/22/2011 6:38:07 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: Cronos

“slurs”? How about accurate observation. Islam is threatening to all but itself. It calls for death to all but itself. Such blasphemy deserves to be treated as evil.


3 posted on 12/22/2011 6:38:48 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Cronos
And,so, whats the problem? Nothing to see here move on. Agree Cronos.
4 posted on 12/22/2011 6:39:11 AM PST by mk2000
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To: Cronos

They are not slurs if they are true....


5 posted on 12/22/2011 6:39:49 AM PST by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: Cronos

Right on. I hope he is absolutely sincere about this. We cannot, must not, go the way of Europe.


6 posted on 12/22/2011 6:40:01 AM PST by Molon Labbie (Occupiers- The world is watching....and alternatively laughing and vomiting)
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To: Cronos

“A US survey has revealed that the majority of Americans know very little about Muslims and their faith.”

We learned everything we need to know on 9-11.


7 posted on 12/22/2011 6:44:00 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Cronos

8 posted on 12/22/2011 6:44:50 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: Cronos

I wonder if these camel jockeys realize an article like this will garner Newt much more support than it will cost him.


9 posted on 12/22/2011 6:45:57 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Cronos
A US survey has revealed that the majority of Americans know very little about Muslims and their faith.

Actually, this is true, and one of the reasons this country is in such grave danger from the threat of Islam.

10 posted on 12/22/2011 6:46:45 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: circlecity

And not just in the primary. Most general election voters also see radical Islam for what it is.


11 posted on 12/22/2011 6:47:51 AM PST by RIRed
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To: Cronos

The Muslims continue along a path right out of the dark ages.
They kill people - and people of their own family - and pass it off as “honor killings.” They persecute people who are not of their religion and customs, and that persecution usually involves murder, and again, they feel that it is justified. If you want to better understand these people, sit down and read some of the horror stories from the Old Testament sometime. They have never embraced the sense of peace and justice that was a gift from Christ. They have no absolutely no understanding of the sense of peace and justice that accompanied that gift and, sadly, they never will. We must shun these people, never accept their barbarous behavior and forever guard against ourselves and our children accepting those behaviors.


12 posted on 12/22/2011 6:47:57 AM PST by davisfh
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To: Cronos
Lessee: Newt has offended the Muslims and the gays and has potentially lost their votes.

Sounds like the right guy for the Presidency to me!

13 posted on 12/22/2011 6:52:10 AM PST by Chainmail
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To: Cronos

In America our children are taught to view Islam as an enemy that will lie as much as necessary to achieve its goals of global domination.
Even though it may feel like we are armed with nothing more than an icepick against an army of fire ants we can and will eventually survive.


14 posted on 12/22/2011 6:52:34 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Castigo Cay by Matt Bracken, check it out. And his other works.)
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To: Cronos

Tag line...

If we deny Islam its religious protections, we would be better positioned to defend America.

Communism (a close cousin of Islam) has no such protections and can be, rightfully, derided as anti-American.


15 posted on 12/22/2011 6:54:51 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a tyrannical and violent POLITICAL ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Cronos

And Romney can’t bring himself to admit that Øbongo is a socialist.


16 posted on 12/22/2011 6:55:42 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: PapaBear3625
(Gingrich) believes in the theory that advocates of Shari`ah are radical Islamists.

Well, they are. Gingrich's beliefs are rooted in history. The writer of this article is outraged that he articulates the truth.

17 posted on 12/22/2011 6:55:55 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Cronos

It seems the more heat Newt gets from articles like this the more I for one, like him. It’s time to call a spade a spade. Romney and the others won’t....

Oh, and by the way, don’t know if anyone has seen Ann Coulter’s article today. I read the first paragraph and stopped. She’s off the wall, gone bonkers.

Read instead Thomas Sowell’s support of Newt.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 6:56:11 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Cronos

ABSOLUTELY.

Pro-Muslim Chris Christie is backing Romney and Romney has NEVER addressed the poison of international Islam at all.

By the way, a great link to post to and counter attack the bastards in their own backyard.


19 posted on 12/22/2011 6:57:24 AM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney, Ron Paul or Huntsman)
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To: Cronos

Sounds like a plan to me. They really are afraid of him. A good thing in my book.


20 posted on 12/22/2011 6:59:07 AM PST by allen08gop (Insert appropriate picture here...)
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To: davisfh

They never evolved. The mullahs are their voice and rulers and their faith calls for death to christians and jews. They also use our prisons as recruiting grounds..mostly blacks have joined their cause..black muslims.
If Janet Reno could send in the military to bring down Waco..how can we embrace islam as a religion of peace? women are abused and murdered..children in terrorists training camps. They will never blend into a democrat or free republic. Gingrich is right.


21 posted on 12/22/2011 7:00:43 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: davisfh

They never evolved. The mullahs are their voice and rulers and their faith calls for death to christians and jews. They also use our prisons as recruiting grounds..mostly blacks have joined their cause..black muslims.
If Janet Reno could send in the military to bring down Waco..how can we embrace islam as a religion of peace? women are abused and murdered..children in terrorists training camps. They will never blend into a democrat or free republic. Gingrich is right.


22 posted on 12/22/2011 7:01:33 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Cronos
Shari`ah is a mortal threat to the survival of freedom in the United States

Clear thinking, obviously. I wonder what Big Dig Mitt would have to say.

ML/NJ

23 posted on 12/22/2011 7:07:04 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Cronos

Newt clearly gets the threat of Islam to the West, better than any of the other candidates. For that alone, he deserves the support of conservatives in this race.


24 posted on 12/22/2011 7:07:04 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Cronos

And the reasons for supporting Newt just keep rolling in.


25 posted on 12/22/2011 7:11:27 AM PST by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: Cronos

This the main thing Gingrich has going for him. He is right on just about any subject. He is dead on with his comments about Islam.


26 posted on 12/22/2011 7:14:08 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Cronos
Ditto. This just makes me like him more. Still undecided on a candidate. Currently only narrowed it down to anyone but hussein obama. But something like this helps Newt in my eyes.
27 posted on 12/22/2011 7:14:43 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Chainmail

My kind of guy.


28 posted on 12/22/2011 7:16:17 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PapaBear3625

This info. needs to be spread far and wide, should get Newt a good million more votes. LOL


29 posted on 12/22/2011 7:17:24 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: circlecity

Hey, he might lose Dearborn, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take.

Tell it like it is, Newt!


30 posted on 12/22/2011 7:21:52 AM PST by Walrus (Big government is the natural enemy of liberty)
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To: swampfox101

Forget about votes for the moment, Newt needs money if we can hope for him to win.

It amazes me, that Palin fanatics sent her huge amounts of money for vague concepts that she Might, just maybe, possibly, run, if the conditions are right, Venus aligns with Jupiter, The sky turns red in the East at Sunset, etc,,,, But keep that money coming in! (And it did).

While Newt can hardly pay his phone bill.


31 posted on 12/22/2011 7:25:01 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Cronos

He just went up 10 points for me.... still undecided and he has some big negatives....but this is a HUGE positive. He GETS this and that is key.... one thing in a Gingrich Presidency - NO BOWING!


32 posted on 12/22/2011 7:26:20 AM PST by Newton (If Obama is the answer it's probably a stupid question.)
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To: Chainmail

He is beginning to make me think I need to take another look at Newt. I don’t trust him, but at least he is identifying the enemies of the USA correctly.


33 posted on 12/22/2011 7:32:25 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Cronos
Shariah is an interwoven religious, political and legal philosophy. As written in the Quran, Shariah is the law of Allah. Any other form of government is a sin. It is the duty of every Muslim to keep striving until all governments world-wide have been converted to Shariah law.

Islam will be at war with the non-Islamic world until the whole world follows Shariah law.

Here are some educational tools that will forever change your thought processes about Muslims, Islam and Shariah Law:

Watch this: "Three Things About Islam." 8:10 long. Very educational.

Read this: 10 Myths About Islam

Download this: "Shariah, The Threat To America, An Exercise in Competitive Analysis". 177 pages that will give you a full understanding of how Shariah is affecting the United States.

34 posted on 12/22/2011 7:32:49 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Newton

oh, Newt has BIG negatives for me, and I still think his divorces were wrong. But, he is fiscally conservative and can balance the budget, he will protect our nation from Islam and he will push back the pro-abortionists and pro-gaymarriage advocates


35 posted on 12/22/2011 7:32:49 AM PST by Cronos (Nuke Mecca and Medina now..)
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To: Cronos

That is exactly why I’m supporting Newt.

He get what Islam is trying to do to us.


36 posted on 12/22/2011 7:35:32 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Cronos
while another Alaska Rep. branded Muslims as ‘occupiers’ of American neighborhoods

Muslims themselves say that any Muslim-majority area is part of the global Caliphate.

37 posted on 12/22/2011 7:36:53 AM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: katiedidit1

Have you seen this:

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/2011/12/ucla-political-scientist-says-newt-gingrich-is-biggest-threat-to-obama.html


38 posted on 12/22/2011 7:37:02 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Cronos

He da man!


39 posted on 12/22/2011 7:43:06 AM PST by MindBender26 (Stop bothering me with minor issues. I'm too damn busy trying to save our country from Obamaism)
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To: Cronos

Most americans know all they need to know about muslimes. They are the enemy. Every stinking one of them. They are a fifth column. Every stinking one of them. Deport all muslimes.


40 posted on 12/22/2011 7:43:35 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“It amazes me, that Palin fanatics sent her huge amounts of money for vague concepts that she Might, just maybe, possibly, run, if the conditions are right, Venus aligns with Jupiter, The sky turns red in the East at Sunset, etc,,,, But keep that money coming in! (And it did).”

Agreed. Palin has turned out to be all about Palin and how much money she can rake in for her family. And, she does keep making reallly, really stupid comments like she did last week.

Hopefully, all the conservatives she betrayed will finally she her for what she is and send Newt some of the dollars they were foolishly sending to her.


41 posted on 12/22/2011 7:47:24 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: Cronos
A US survey has revealed that the majority of Americans know very little about Muslims and their faith.

.. and Islamists (political Islam, sharia law advocates) know NOTHING about our heritage of freedom and inalienable rights.

They are here and want us to learn about them?! It don't work that way, you political Islam, sharia law advocates. You learn about America or get the hell out!

As William F. Buckley (Oct., 2001) said (So You Want a Holy War? We have now Islam to deal with. October 2, 2001 1:25 p.m.)

Either restore the proper Allah — or get ready for a holy war.

IOW reform Islamism or we will do it for you.

Let's get this over with! Whatever it takes.

42 posted on 12/22/2011 8:07:35 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Cronos

same here


43 posted on 12/22/2011 8:18:25 AM PST by dervish (female candidates: the last frontier)
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To: All
US Muslims have been sensing a growing hostility following a hearing presented by Republican representative Peter King on what he described as “radicalization” of US Muslims.

Following 9/11 and their demands that we understand them, the Islamists (political Islam, sharia law advocates) should be the ones sensing "a growing hostility."

But we who are hostile toward political Islam, sharia law advocates must have compassion and understand their fear.

For Japanese Americans had the same fear after Pearl Harbor and FDR relocated huge numbers of them for their own protection -- we can do no less. Yes the ones FDR suspected of spying were interned.

44 posted on 12/22/2011 8:19:53 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Cronos

One more, of many, reason to get behind Newt!


45 posted on 12/22/2011 8:21:10 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Cronos

I am not impressed. Gingrich has proposed opening the floodgates of Muslim immigration.


46 posted on 12/22/2011 8:21:56 AM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: mas cerveza por favor

You are saying Quanta Cura is wrong?


47 posted on 12/22/2011 8:23:47 AM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Communism is constitutionally protected under the First Amendment, freedom of speech.

If you’re referring to the Smith Act, it was ruled unconstitutional by the SCOTUS in 1957, though the law is still on the books.

Even if you re-classified Islam as a purely political group, political parties are still protected under the First Amendment.

There’s no need to resort to heavy-handedness in dealing with ideological opposition....the American system has it’s own unique way of ultimately neutralizing any truly radical sociopolitical movements. Why be a follower of Che Guevara when you can just buy a T-shirt with his visage emblazoned on it?

Besides, if you wish to deny Islam religious protections, you would have to either a)amend the Constitution, or b)open up a Constitutional Convention. Amending the Constitution is far easier said then done.....ask the supporters of the ERA. The second course I find distinctly unwise.

If you really want to neutralize Islam.....Americanize it. No greater disaster could befall Islam then for it to be turned into yet another homogenized American pop-culture artifact. Like Kabbala for instance. Get a few brain-dead celebrities to embrace the Americanized, watered-down neo-hippie-dippie version of Islam, and any revolutionary potential it may have will dwindle away to nothing in a generation or two.

As an example, think of what would’ve happened if the Roman Empire had simply made Jesus Christ just another one of the gods in their pantheon; over the course of a century or so, it would’ve likely faded into obscurity as just another sect or mystery religion. By persecuting the early Christians, the ancient Romans inadvertently spurred its growth.


48 posted on 12/22/2011 8:42:29 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

I did not know that — please could you elaborate?


49 posted on 12/22/2011 8:48:42 AM PST by Cronos (Nuke Mecca and Medina now..)
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To: Cronos

I remember recently reading that Gingrich proposed bringing students from Muslim countries into American universities to teach the ways of democracy. However, I have not been able to find the article in Google.

Most students from poorer countries choose to settle in the US.


50 posted on 12/22/2011 9:16:03 AM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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