Not forgetting the millions and millions of peaceful Muslims who live in this country, the extremist group we’re talking about constitutes over half of the U.S. Muslim population. This label does a massive disservice to those peaceful Muslims living in the U.S. and all around the world. As we currently don’t have another name, we can only refer to them as “a majority of U.S. Muslims,” or perhaps, “U.S. Muslim extremists.” For the sake of all peaceful Muslims, it is important we find a way to separate them from their violent, extremist counterparts. The sad fact is, it appears the bad outnumber the good.
In a largely ignored poll from the Center for Security Policy in June, a staggering 51% of U.S. Muslims agreed they should be allowed to govern and be governed according to Sharia Law. Say what you want about the Center for Security Policy, but first we need a legitimate poll which refutes this data. Of course, if it can be constructed, we need it fast. The fear is, a poll like this doesn’t currently, and might never exist. The Center for Security Policy poll was released two months ago, and we still don’t have refuting data. As such, there is good reason to fear this is no anomaly. Clearly, Muslim leaders must do more to quell the extremism running rampant throughout their communities. The argument from the left about a vast “misunderstanding of Sharia Law,” is utter nonsense – just read about what Sharia Law is to understand why. Perhaps there is a vast misunderstanding of what Sharia Law is among the Muslim community, but that’s another topic.
The reputable Pew Research has published similar data on many countries, but with the notable exception of the U.S. If the Center for Security Policy poll is correct, and we currently have no reason to believe it isn’t, Americans should be terrified. Sharia Law essentially promotes genocide against “non-believers,” the outright execution of LGBT community members, the mass extermination of Jews, brutal oppression against women, and routine beheadings. Under Sharia, the penalty for simply drawing the Prophet Muhammad is an immediate beheading.
Perhaps not shockingly, according to Pew Research, a vast majority (70%) of U.S. Muslims identify as or lean toward the Democrat Party. Only a tiny group (11%) identify as or lean toward the Republican Party. This should come as no surprise as nearly the same number of Muslims prefer bigger government over smaller government. Since the Democrat Party has always been the party of extremist hate-groups (KKK then, Black Lives Matter now, Islamic extremists now), this association is to be expected.
Not to be expected, however, is a 2012 Gallup poll which found 44% of LGBT members identify as Democrat, while only 13% identify as Republican. In better news, this leaves 43% of the LGBT community as independent. Similarly, nearly 70% of Jewish people chose to vote Democrat in 2012, and a 2009 Gallup poll found 41% of women identify as Democrat while 25% identify as Republican.
It surely is an odd mix when hate groups like Black Lives Matter and Islamic extremists are voting alongside those same people they wish to persecute and murder. Perhaps if the Republicans can find a way to shake off the white-supremacist vote – eventually forcing them back to the Democrats where they belong – then maybe those peaceful Muslims, Jewish people, LGBT members, and minorities from all walks of life will return to the Republican Party.
The media will have you believe Donald Trump kow-tows to the few white supremacists remaining in the Republican Party of today. However, considering how small that group truly is, and considering Trump has denounced them over, and over again, we find that claim hard to swallow.
If Trump doesn’t win in 2016, perhaps the Republican Party of 2020 will have a whole new look – one which more closely resembles the Republican Party which freed the slaves, fought the KKK, and passed the Civil Rights Act in the face of massive opposition from Democrats. The party which doesn’t scapegoat the rich, or poor, or minorities of any kind. The party which unites, not divides, and the party which stands for all that is good. The party of the people, and for the people. The party which rejects big government, bigotry, and oppression in all its forms. The party of liberty, freedom, and justice for all. The party which should re-earn, and never expect, the vote of all peace-loving Muslims, minorities, Jewish people, women, LGBT members, and yes, even white men from all walks of life.