Potential Trump DHS pick accidentally reveals his plans for tracking and interrogating Muslims
What does it say about a prospective Department of Homeland Security chief if he can’t keep his own plans for the agency secure?
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach — who is seen as a favorite to land the job of DHS chief in a Trump administration — walked into Trump Tower this week with a paper out in the open that outlined his proposals to track and interrogate Muslim immigrants in the United States to screen out potential terrorists.
The Capital-Journal took a photograph of the paper and found that Kobach wants to bring back the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System whereby “all aliens from high-risk areas are tracked.”
Such “high-risk aliens” would also be asked a series of questions designed to determine whether they are a threat to the American way of life. Among other things, the Capital-Journal says that Muslim immigrants would be questioned over their “support for Sharia law (Islamic religious law), jihad, the equality of men and women and the U.S. Constitution.”
But just because a Muslim says they support Sharia law doesn’t mean they want to impose a theocratic government on the United States. As Islamic author Dr. Qanta Ahmed explained to Fox & Friends earlier this year, Muslims see abiding by Sharia law the same way that Christians see abiding by the Ten Commandments — in other words, almost every Muslim tries to abide by Sharia law.
“The whole narrative in the 18 months we’ve been talking does not understand what sharia means,” she said this past July. “Which means I live a God-centered life.”
In addition to all these restrictions, the document recommends barring all Syrian refugees from entering the country.