Former House speaker and one-time contender for Donald Trump’s running mate makes comments in response to terrorist attack in Nice, France
Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and close ally of Donald Trump, has caused outrage by demanding that all Muslims who believe in sharia law should be expelled from the US.
Responding to the terrorist attack in Nice, France, that left at least 84 people dead, Gingrich said: “Western civilisation is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background and if they believe in sharia they should be deported.”
In remarks on Friday, President Obama called such suggestions “repugnant”.
Gingrich was interviewed by Fox News’s Sean Hannity before Trump officially announced that he had been overlooked as presidential running mate in favour ofIndiana governor Mike Pence......................Read more
Source: the guardian