A Muslim author on Friday morning tore apart Newt Gingrich’s new plan to make all Muslims undergo a “sharia” test to prove their loyalty to the United States — and she did it in a very unlikely place.
Being interviewed on Fox & Friends, author and physician Dr. Qanta Ahmed blasted Gingrich’s proposal to “test every person here who is of a Muslim background” — and then deport any Muslims who admit to supporting sharia law.
“It’s very discouraging when you’re a Muslim here in the United States, as am I, as are about three and a half million other people, every time this happens, all Muslims are dehumanized,” she said. “How are you going to test me? How are you going to test me? If you say — Gingrich does not even understand sharia, though he’s not alone in his ignorance. The whole narrative in the 18 months we’ve been talking does not understand what sharia means. Which means I live a God-centered life.”
The Fox & Friends team seemed pretty eager to cut her off and go to commercial break, as their viewers were likely confused to learn that Muslims who abide by sharia don’t necessarily want to implement a fundamentalist theocracy.
Check out the whole video below.