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A Muslim Ban Isn’t Good Enough for Paul Ryan’s Challenger

Speaker Paul Ryan's primary challenger, Paul Nehlen, does not believe banning Muslims from entering the country would keep us safe because too many Muslims already live here.

During an appearance on a local radio show, Nehlen said Muslim Americans have been "fighting on both sides of the war" and that we should begin deporting them out of caution if we can't come up with a reliable way to determine whether or not they are "Sharia-compliant."

“Well, then, the question is why do we have Muslims in the country?” Nehlen said, visibly and audibly shocking the two co-hosts.

“Are you suggesting that we deport all of the Muslims in this country?” Proft followed up.

“I’m suggesting we have a discussion about it, that’s for sure,” Nehlen answered, to a stunned pause from the hosts.

Nehlen also said Islam is the "only major religion that encourages lying" which certainly does not explain the Republican party's Christian penchant for lying their asses off every time they open their mouths. It's almost as if dishonesty is a human quality, not a religious quality.

What Nehlen says we should "discuss" would include deporting military service members, congressmen, local elected officials, countless religious leaders and private citizens.

Nehlen says being "Sharia-compliant" is "in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution" but it's not actually a law and it's not recognized in America. Deporting American citizens based on their religion (or for any other reason), however, is as blatantly unconstitutional as it gets.

I'll posit that Nehlen knows even less about Muslims than he knows about the Constitution, which isn't much.

  • Christopher Foxx

    “Are you suggesting that we deport all of the Muslims in this country?” Proft followed up.

    “I’m suggesting we have a discussion about it, that’s for sure,” Nehlen answered

    Never fails. Challenge a bigot to actually repeat what they’ve just said, and they’ll immediately start backing away from their own words like the cowards that they all are.

    Way to have the courage of your convictions, asswipe!

  • muselet

    Trump is correct to take umbrage with the Khans, Nehlen said, because the larger question is about Muslim-Americans’ loyalty in general.

    “[The Khans] came here in the ’70s from Pakistan, right? [Humayun Khan] died before the Fort Hood shootings, the Boston Marathon bombings, the Chattanooga killings, San Bernardino Christmas party mass shooting and the Orlando nightclub,” Nehlen explained to hosts Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson.

    “So circumstances have clearly, dramatically changed since Capt. Khan’s death and hey, those are Gold Star parents. Nobody’s saying they aren’t Gold Star parents; they lost their kid. But let’s be clear: Muslim-Americans have been fighting on both sides of the war.”

    Wo de ma he ta de fong kung de wai sheng dou. Luckily, the people of WI-01 haven’t taken leave of absolutely all their senses: some polls have Paul Nehlen down by 66 points.

    That’s not to say I’m a fan of Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny starver from Wisconsin. I’m not. But given a choice between a cold-blooded sociopath and a raving loony, the sociopath wins (on points, mind, but it’s still a win).

    It’s too bad one of them has to win.


  • Groundloop

    Ummm. Mr. Nehlen? You can’t actually deport citizens, you’d have to exile them. I’m not sure if there’s any kind of constitutionally accepted method of exile, but even if there were, where would they be exiled to? You’re talking about more than 3 million people. Where would they go? Who would you force to take them?


  • I think we should depot religious folk in the same proportion in which they commit violence in the United States.

    See you Christians!

  • Aynwrong

    So this is where we’re at? A candidate for elected office calling for the deportation of people because they belong to a religion that he doesn’t approve of while he justifies it by holding himself up as some expert on the Koran, probably based on some nonsense he read on Breitbart or WND.

    Ya know what, FUCK GODWIN’S LAW!!!

  • GrafZeppelin127

    Jeebus fleebing cripes on a popsicle stick.

    …we should begin deporting them out of caution if we can’t come up with a reliable way to determine whether or not they are “Sharia-compliant.”

    Maybe we could try those mind-reading seeds from Gilligan’s Island.

    The stupid. It burns.

  • ninjaf

    Why bother to deport them? Why doesn’t he just suggest rounding them up and gassing them? Because that is what he really wants to do.

    Dear god!

  • Draxiar

    He does not fully understand….

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    I happen to have read the Koran cover to cover (old and new testaments as well – couldn’t stomach the Book ‘o Mormon).

    I will tell you that the Koran does explicitly condone lying in order to protect yourself from persecution.

    It does not condone lying for other reasons.

    Are these yahoos saying that Muslims shouldn’t be able to hide from persecution?

    • muselet

      Yes. Yes, they are.

      And that’s about the least scary thing they’re saying.


  • David Greenberg

    You can’t make this shit up.

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      Well, the Republicans just made it up, soooo..

    • Victor the Crab

      You can’t fix stupid!