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Conservative Columnist: US Needs 'Muslim Control’, Not Gun Control

By Mairead McArdle | December 4, 2015 | 5:50pm EST
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Long-time conservative columnist and author Don Feder remarked Friday that perhaps what the United States needs is not more gun control, but “Muslim control.”

“Instead of targeting gun owners, try to imagine [President] Obama saying that San Bernardino shows the need for ‘bi-partisan support for Muslim control’,” said Feder, a former syndicated columnist and editorial writer for the Boston Herald.

“After it stopped foaming at the mouth, the Committee on American Islamic Relations would have called it racist and paranoid, and not at all nice,” Feder continued.

“The suggestion would have been condemned by every Democratic presidential candidate. And the Norwegian Nobel Committee would have taken back Obama's Peace Prize.”

Feder outlined what he thinks Obama should do to protect the country from Islamic jihadists.

First, he said, “the administration would cancel plans to bring 85,000 Syrian refugees to America, in the calendar year that began on October 1, including many jihadi sleepers.”

The U.S. should also launch a religious litmus test for potential refugees. “Christians yes, Muslims, no,” Feder said.

President Obama recently ridiculed this kind of religious test, calling it “un-American.”

However, Andy McCarthy pointed out in a National Review column that “under federal law, the executive branch is expressly required to take religion into account in determining who is granted asylum.”

McCarthy referenced (section 1158 of Title 8, U.S. Code), which says a foreigner applying for asylum “must establish that … religion [among other things] … was or will be at least one central reason for persecuting the applicant.”

Next, “the FBI would stake out every mosque in the country,” Feder continued, citing a random survey of 100 U.S. mosques by the Mapping Sharia In America Project, which found that three in four of the mosques had imams either preaching holy war or providing worshippers with jihadist literature.

Feder said he would like to see all national security officials screened by a panel made up of former UN Ambassador John Bolton, former Vice President Dick Cheney and Frank Gaffney, head of the Center for Security Policy.

“Then we wouldn't end up with the politically lobotomized, like Obama's ISIS Czar Robert Malley, who in a 2010 documentary suggested that Hamas was basically the Palestinian equivalent of the Salvation Army,” Feder commented.

"The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in world," Obama said in an interview with CBS’ Norah O’Donnell.

“The president never lets reality interfere with ideology,” Feder said. “Didn't terrorists just kill 129 people in Paris, mostly with firearms? And didn't Anders Breivik use guns to kill 67 people in Norway in 2011?” he said.

“How did I know San Bernardino was another episode of the Wonderful World of Jihad when only the bare facts were known?” Feder asked rhetorically.

“Guess how many mass shootings in the United States in the last 15 years involving more than one gunman were committed by non-Muslims?”

“Exactly two — including Columbine.”

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