A former Navy SEAL argued for increased surveillance on Friday against those he considers sympathetic to Islamic radicals following the attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
“We’ve got Megan’s law for people out there who want to go after children and go after women and rape them. We’ve got an eye on them,” Chad Williams told Fox News host Gretchen Carlson. “I think we need to be looking at people who want Sharia Law with a little greater scrutiny. There should be some kind of ‘Muhammad Law’ like Sharia, something we need to be using to identify those that want to really try to overthrow freedom.”
Megan’s Law, which was first instituted in 1994, requires convicted sex offenders to register with officials whenever they move or change jobs following their release from prison.
Williams, who served on SEAL Teams One and Seven, also accused President Barack Obama of failing to acknowledge “Islamic terrorism” in the mass shooting that left 12 dead and several others injured.
“It’s almost like a Trojan horse headed towards the West,” he said. “Except this time we know the contents of the horse and our leader won’t acknowledge what’s inside.”
USA Today reported that Obama condemned the attacks during an appearance in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday.
“In the streets of Paris, the world has seen again what terrorists stand for,” Obama said. “They have nothing to offer but hatred and human suffering. And we stand for freedom and hope, and the dignity of all human beings. That’s what the city of Paris represents to the world.”
For his part, Williams argued that the U.S. should worry about “those who are sympathetic, that approve of those committing violence.”
“I think we should be asking questions like, ‘Do you want Sharia law in the U.S. and if you do, in what way would you support it? Would you support it with money?'” he said. “We got Megan’s Law for child molesters and rapists that might be a threat to our community.”
Williams did not mention how such a law would be implemented. Last April, the New York City Police Department stopped a surveillance program focusing on the local Muslim community in the wake of criticism from residents and an admission by authorities that the “Demographics Unit,” as it was called, failed to generate any useful leads.
Watch Carlson’s interview with Williams, as posted on Friday by Media Matters, below.