On Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily (6AM-9AM EST on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125), the Center for Security Policy’s Frank Gaffney said it makes complete sense to put a moratorium on Muslims entering the United States—especially from countries with a tradition of Islamic supremacism—after a nationwide poll found that a quarter of Muslims in the United States think it is legitimate to use violence in furtherance of jihad.
The poll, which was conducted by The Polling Company and the Center for Security Policy, found that 25% of Muslims in America believed that “it is legitimate to use violence to punish those who give offense to Islam by, for example, portraying the prophet Mohammed” and a majority believed that “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to shariah.”
Gaffney said the poll’s findings were “worrisome” even though “nobody is saying that is the view of all Muslims. It’s just an insight into the Muslims we polled.”
Gaffney said he is not endorsing Donald Trump, who has said Muslims should be banned from entering the United States, but said the businessman—“in response to events that have taken place in this country and elsewhere”—has “recognized what I think most Americans recognize—we don’t actually want more jihadists in this country.”
Gaffney told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that “Sharia is a toxic ideology that seeks the destruction of this country and everything that it stands for,” and the survey has shown that there is already “a large number of people who embrace” it here “and a lot more who would like to come here and impose it upon us.”
“That is a problem and we need to have a frank, informed, thoughtful discussion about it,” he said, adding that he hoped Trump will be able to “catalyze” that national conversation.
He said if the poll numbers “are representative, that’s plenty” and added that he did not think “augmenting them willy-nilly in the name of some kind of sense that they are entitled to come here is sound policy.”
“We have called for a moratorium on the introduction of more Muslims, particularly from countries with a tration of Islamic supremacism, until we have a basis on which to evaluate effectively, accurately, whether they are … actual or potential jihadists,” Gaffney said. “This is a test of common sense.”
Gaffney said he was “not just pointing out the obvious that violent jihad is a menace and a growing threat. It’s that people who are companions of those violent jihadis… in an ideological sense, people who are enablers of them, are hard at work in this country as well.”
“Those are the people you are hearing most from at the moment in terms of the so-called leaders of the Muslim community,” Gaffney said.
Gaffney blasted organizations like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which he said is an organization that the federal government had proven in court was a Muslim Brotherhood front group tied to Hamas. He said these leaders tell lawmakers that there is “nothing to see here, move along” and paint those like Trump as “facists” for “pointing out the obvious” about the threat of Islamic terrorism.
In a previous statement, Gaffney said:
The findings of the Center for Security Policy’s survey of Muslims in America suggests that we have a serious problem. The Pew Research Center estimates that the number of Muslims in the United States was 2.75 million in 2011, and growing at a rate of 80-90 thousand a year. If those estimates are accurate, the United States would have approximately 3 million Muslims today. That would translate into roughly 300,000 Muslims living in the United States who believe that shariah is “The Muslim God Allah’s law that Muslims must follow and impose worldwide by Jihad.”
It is incumbent on the many American Muslims who want neither to live under the brutal repression of shariah nor to impose it on anybody else to work with the rest of us who revere and uphold the supremacy of the U.S. Constitution in protecting our nation against the Islamic supremacists and their jihad.
Listen to the interview below: