“Just Say No to Sharia”— Congressman Tancredo’s Sane Approach to Preventing Jihadism in the US


Tancredo Knows How to Solve a Problem Like Sharia


Hat tip Jihad Watch


Tancredo’s bill, dubbed the “Jihad Prevention Act,” would bar the entry of foreign nationals who advocate Sharia law. In addition, the legislation would make the advocacy of Sharia law by radical Muslims already in the United States a deportable offense


Muslims Against Sharia praised Congressman Tancredo’s initiative, stating their full support for the “Jihad Prevention Act,” and referring to their earlier statements:

Any person from a country where a substantial part of the population is pro-Sharia should not be allowed in the West, not only as an immigrant, but even as a visitor with a few exceptions, i.e., political asylum or as a diplomat etc. … Every legal immigrant should be allowed to stay only if he/she did not display desire to establish a Sharia state in a host country. Any naturalized citizen who displays a desire to establish a Sharia state in a host country should have his/her citizenship revoked and promptly deported. I think the latter two groups is where the real danger lies.” Linda Ahmed, FrontPage Magazine, July 24, 2008



Anyone who proclaims Islamic extremist views should be tried for sedition, since we are at war with radical Islam, or at the very least, promptly deported.”  Khalim Massoud, FrontPage Magazine, September 9, 2008

Anyone who proclaims Islamic extremist views should be tried for sedition, since we are at war with radical Islam, or at the very least, promptly deported.”  Khalim Massoud, FrontPage Magazine, September 9, 2008




Almost two decades ago when the Islamintern, aka The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), ratified the oxymoronically-entitled “Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Islam”, i.e., the 1990 Cairo Declaration [to which all member states (now 57) of the OIC—including “secular” Turkey—are signatories], the courageous Senegalese jurist Adama Dieng (a Muslim, who subsequently became a United Nations special rapporteur),  then serving as secretary-general to the International Commission of Jurists, declared forthrightly (in February 1992)  that the Cairo Declaration, under the rubric of the Shari’a,


…gravely threatens the inter-cultural consensus on which the international human rights instruments are based; introduces, in the name of the defense of human rights, an intolerable discrimination against both non-Muslims and women; reveals a deliberately restrictive character in regard to certain fundamental rights and freedoms..; [and] confirms the legitimacy of practices, such as corporal punishment, that attack the integrity and dignity of the human being.


Apparently, a preponderance of Muslims, including Muslim “academics” here in the US such as Khaled Abou El Fadl, and the equally deficient Roy Mottahedeh, as well as various “mainstream” Muslim advocacy groups, want nothing less than for our liberal democracy to willfully impose upon itself the Ur-Fascistic totalitarianism of Sharia. For example,  El Fadl and Mottahedeh recently had the temerity to claim that Sharia Law’s compatibility or incompatibility with human rights was wholly “vacuous” and “irrelevant,” and further lamented the fact that Muslims have spent too much time trying to reconcile Shari’a with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—precisely because by design, the latter refuses to concede Islamic supremacy to a truly universal standard of rights based upon the US Bill of Rights. Only the most empty-headed buffoons, their minds melted away by ceaselessly and uncritically imbibing the cultural relativism that prevails in our “academy,” and “public discourse,” would even begin to entertain the premise of pseudo-academic frauds like El Fadl and Mottahedeh.


Thank goodness for Congressman Tancredo’s courage and clarity on this pressing matter!


Andrew G. Bostom is the author of The Legacy of Jihad (Prometheus, 2005) and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism " (Prometheus, November, 2008) You can contact Dr. Bostom at @andrewbostom.org

15 responses to ““Just Say No to Sharia”— Congressman Tancredo’s Sane Approach to Preventing Jihadism in the US

  1. Islam is a death cult. It is powered by anonymous religious thugs who kill to enforce sharia law.

    For 1,400 years Islam has expanded and destroyed every civilization in its path.

    More Muslims equals more anonymous religious thugs, and more violence.

    Read http://islamsfatalflaw.blogspot.com/

  2. Reading comments on other sites, include very negative points of view about this. which shows me people have not seen the movie, “Obsession”, with Walid Shoebat. Just enter his last name, and find so much information about those that want to stop our constitution and our way of life. I thank Mr. Trancedo for his book and work in the last years. —Sis

  3. Keep fighting the good fight, congressman.

  4. im no law expert but wouldn’t this law totaly gut the right to free speach? you can say what ever you want so long as its what we want you to say.

    surely it would only be a matter of time untill this is extended from advocateing sharia to been anti-american or something along those lines. and before you know it there rounding up anyone who disagrees with the policys of the current administration and shiping them off to god knows where. on the grounds of terrorism

    me thinks people like this law because they think well this wont ever be used against me.

  5. Rob,

    What are you smokin man? Do you even know what Sharia law is? Gues you must get all your information from CNN or the New York Times. To denounce Sharia should be a very easy thing for any human rights supporter to do. Even a leftwing moonbat such as yourself.

  6. Do any of you really think that this will get any place in the drive-by media? I don’t. People don’t want to see the truth while there is still time. As a British ex pat, and a very proud naturalized American citizen, I am saddened and dismayed to see what is happening to England. All the problems they have over there are a direct result of their political correctness run amuck.
    I applaud Rep Tancredo as he seems to be the only one who sees a lot of things the way they really are. ( His stance on illegal immigration).

    I have long believed that Islam is a creeping thing with tentacles that are everywhere. They have already declared that they will “Use your freedoms against you” in reference to their spreading Islam everywhere to establish a worldwide caliphate. It’s under the radar in this country and if we are not careful, we will follow in British and European footsteps back to the 7th century.
    I am sure you all have noticed the deafening quiet concerning the atrocities against Muslim women in Afghanistan perpetrated by the Taliban. Come on now, you know that those so-called human rights supporters are mute when it comes to protesting against Islamic atrocities.

  7. Whether or not Tom Tancredo’s legislation is ignored or passed, the discussion has started and it is not going away. Rob, a basic lesson in Sharia law, its proponents strive to replace our US constitution with it. That will not happen here.

    Jacqueline, I am proud of you as an American, you need to keep telling people the way it is.

    This is the first time I have been to Andrew’s site. Thank you Andrew for your great work. I had just wrote my congressman to ask him to consider Tancredo’s legislation. This particular rep is also an MD and I asked him to read or have an assistant read Andrew’s book Tears of Jihad particularly the section of Sharia law and have this assistant give him a report. Now he may never see this letter, but someone will, that may cause one more person to think and act. The anti-jihad, anti-sharia community is quite large, passionate, educated and growing.

  8. Islam is less a religion and more of a fanatical brotherhood. Giving in to its demands is suicidal. The English have already given up the fight. Very sad.

  9. Correction on my above post, the book is The Legacy of Jihad, not Tears of Jihad.

  10. I followed the link from “the Religion of Peace” website to here. Its good to see someone saying something against the slow creep of Sharia. I fear that there is a lot of momentum in place though. England looks like a write-off, it is being called the “nanny state” with good reason these days. Here in Australia we’re protesting but it seems like the media have some sort of pro-islamic agenda. People don’t realise that islam is not compatible with a pluralist society.

    Keep up the good work!

  11. I don’t have anything to say about the topic but I just HAD to comment because I see that one of the two the ReCAPTCHA verification words generated for the comment box this time is “Kinsella”.

    What are the chances??

    P.S. I still dislike the “Submit” button. How about “post”, “send”, or “add comment” — anything but “Submit”!

  12. I am glad to see that people are being educated concerning Sharia Law and exactly what that means. Certain politicians in the US here are bending over backwards to help these Islam followers to the point of the disregard of our very own culture and those pushing Sharia Law love that. In fact many of these politicians have sold out our culture in favor of whoever is presently challenging it. Muslims, illegal Mexicans, and even a small percentage of alleged citizens.

    It is unbelievable that this can even be considered to be happening here in America . You can thank those who have constantly applied our Constitution to non citizens with absolutely no regard for the damages that that action creates. We are simply losing America and until “We the People” wake up, see what a small number of people are saying and doing against us all as Americans and simply put a stop to it we WILL lose all that is based on our unique freedom.

  13. Amid disturbing revelations that the verdicts of Islamic Sharia courts are now legally binding in civil cases in the UK, U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo moved quickly today to introduce legislation designed to protect the United States from a similar fate.

    You have my full support.

    Most sincerely,

    Leslie J. Sacks

  14. What is the best way to support passage of this bill?

  15. Rob, as long as Tancredo’s proposed law applies only to non-citizens, it would not gut free speech law, which applies mostly to citizens.

    And even if Tancredo’s proposed law were applied to citizens advocating Sharia, that application wouldn’t necessarily gut constitutional protections for free speech. U.S. law places various kinds of limits on free speech, such as the well-known one that forbids shouting fire in a crowded theater that is not on fire. There are all kinds of limits placed on where and how and when people may protest, so that protest doesn’t infringe on the rights of others or risk violence.

    When we were at war with the Nazis, I suppose there were limitations on the right to advocate for Nazism in the U.S.

    But there seems no question that your doubts would also be doubts felt by many others, and that Tancredo’s bill, if passed into law, could face a constitutional challenge in court.

    I think it is suicidal, given the world situation, to permit to come to the U.S. non-citizens who support Sharia law and its introduction into the U.S.

    I believe there is an inverse relation between the percentage of Muslims in a nation, and the fullness of civil liberties and political rights in that nation. In other words, if you don’t give a damn about being free politically and religiously, do nothing to stop the immigration of Muslims to the United States and Europe.