First: "The Jihad Prevention Act"
nternational reaction was almost uniformly negative last week when news broke that Britain had officially granted Muslim Sharia courts permission to rule on everything from divorce to domestic violence. After all, in its strictest form, Sharia law requires the stoning of women accused of adultery, and the execution of converts from Islam, among other draconian punishments for offences that aren’t even considered crimes in the West. In the U.K. and abroad, pundits and politicians denounced Britain’s capitulation, but only one elected official responded with a daring proposal aimed at preventing Sharia law from gaining such a foothold in America.
That that politician was Rep. Tom Tancredo won’t surprise observers of American politics. The Colorado congressman has long been an outspoken critic of the unofficial “open-borders” policy that encourages millions of undocumented immigrants – including would-be terrorists – to enter the U.S. each year. During his short-lived presidential campaign in 2007, Tancredo repeatedly raised the immigration issue during televised debates. He also aired a provocative television ad in which he promised to “stop all visas to nations that sponsor terrorism and [to] arrest and deport any alien who preaches violence and hatred.”
The ad earned Tancredo scorn on the Left and also on some parts of the Right. Undaunted, he has now proposed a “Jihad Prevention Act” that “would bar the entry of foreign nationals who advocate Sharia law [and] make the advocacy of Sharia law by radical Muslims already in the United States a deportable offense.” In his official announcement on September 18, Tancredo observed: “This is a case where truth is truly stranger than fiction. Today the British people are learning a hard lesson about the consequences of massive, unrestricted immigration.”
More here: tancredo.house.gov:Tancredo Proposes Anti-Sharia Measure in Wake of U.K. Certification of Islamic Courts
Second, this: Rep. Tom Tancredo Introduces "UN Eviction Act"...Would Direct AG to Sell all UN Properties and use Money to pay Down National debt.....
U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) introduced legislation today that would effectively move the United Nations headquarters out of the United States. The legislation is being introduced amid incessant anti-American and anti-Jewish political grandstanding from the podium of the General Assembly.
“The U.N. has coddled brutal dictators, anti-Semites, state sponsors of terrorism, and nuclear proliferators – while excluding democratic countries from membership and turning a blind eye to humanitarian tragedies and gross violations of human rights around the globe,” Tancredo said. “The U.N.’s continued presence in the United States is an embarrassment to our nation, and the time has come for this ineffective organization to pack its bags and hit the road.”
The United Nations is hosting dictators from around the world this week, including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s brutal dictator. His speech has drawn thousands of protestors in New York City.
About Representative Tom Tancredo (Wikipedia):
Thomas Gerard Tancredo (born December 20, 1945) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Colorado's 6th congressional district.
Tancredo has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999. Tancredo rose to national prominence for opposing illegal immigration. Tancredo won re-election against Democratic challenger Bill Winter by a 59%-40% margin in 2006. The district includes most of Denver's southern suburbs. He was a declared candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination who was known for his opposition to legal and illegal immigration.
Tancredo announced he was dropping out of the presidential race on his 62nd birthday on December 20, 2007.
Tancredo announced on October 28, 2007 that he will not seek re-election to his United States House of Representatives seat.
I should admit - when he said on a debate he was against legal immigration I was taken aback. So for Tancredo, this is a farewell, introduction of bills that should pass but will never be even considered.
Final link - here's a transcript of a lively face off between Geraldo Rivera and Tancredo, One year ago.