In the wake of the Orlando nightclub terror attack in which a radicalized Muslim-American slaughtered at least 49 innocent people and injured even more, many concerned Americans have wondered what could be done to identify and stop individuals like Omar Mateen from committing similar atrocities.
According to The Hill, former speaker of the House and Donald Trump surrogate Newt Gingrich made an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning to discuss the horrific attack.
Gingrich first noted that, just as in Orlando, several other terrorist attacks have taken place here in America by radicalized Americans, but pointed out how the oppressive political correctness that has seemingly paralyzed this nation and killed common sense actually prevented these individuals with obvious problems from being identified and stopped before engaging in their terrorist acts.
He then called for a general toughening of our stance against terrorist organizations like the Islamic State group:
“We’re going to ultimately declare war on Islamic supremacists, and we’re going to say, ‘If you pledge allegiance to ISIS, you are a traitor and you’ve lost your citizenship.’”
In order to facilitate such a response to the terrorists in our midst, Newt proposed resurrecting the long-dormant House Un-American Activities Committee in Congress, explaining, “We originally created the House Un-American Activities Committee to go after the Nazis.”
“We passed several laws in 1938 and 1939 to go after the Nazis,” Newt added. “We made it illegal to help the Nazis. We are presently going to have to take similar steps here. We’re going to take much tougher positions.”
Though the liberals will absolutely howl to the heavens about how the HUAC is “un-American” in and of itself, what Gingrich proposed is within reason, presuming certain limitations, oversight, and above all, due process are involved in its activities.
When young men and women here in America become radicalized and swear their allegiance to the Islamic State group or Al Qaeda or any of the multitude of other radical Islamic terror organizations around the globe, it must be made clear to them that they have in the process also forsworn their citizenship and are no longer to be considered Americans.
The Islamic State group is desperate to be seen as a legitimate nation-state. Though we would hardly describe the terrorist barbarians in such a manner, those who swear allegiance to them have knowningly turned their back on America.
Yes, this may be a drastic measure, but we are living in drastic times. Unless we want to simply sit back and ignore the rapidly growing problem while waiting to get our throats slit, as most liberals seem content to do, we must make every effort to identify and root out the Islamists plotting our demise under our own noses.
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