National Review Writer: We Need to Declare War on Islam, Bar Muslims from the Country, and Arrest Them if They Are Here. But Don't You Call Me a Bigot.


Ta-Nehisi Coates at the Atlantic takes a look at who National Review gets to write on anti-Sharia law, David Yerushalmi, and finds some interesting things:

[Yerushalmi] heads an organization [Society of Americans for National Existence (SANE)–a name you gotta love] which argues for measures like this:

– It shall be a felony punishable by 20 years in prison to knowingly act in furtherance of, or to support the, adherence to Islam.  -The Congress of the United States of America shall declare the US at war with the Muslim Nation or Umma. 

-The President of the United States of America shall immediately declare that all non-US citizen Muslims are Alien Enemies under Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the US Code and shall be subject to immediate deportation. 

-No Muslim shall be granted an entry visa into the United States of America.

Yet Yerushalmi resents those who suggest his advocacy of anti-Sharia regulations in the United States might be linked to bigotry.

As Conor Friedersdorf tweeted: "what National Review will apologize for in a decade or two."

SANE, unsurprisingly, also vows that "Any world view, ideology, or -ism that promotes directly or indirectly the elimination of national existence and the establishment of a world state is our foe. So you can know at the start that liberalism (and this includes libertarianism) and Islam are in our sights."