Republican candidate Jody Hice easily won his congressional seat in Georgia’s 10th U.S. House district, supported by voters who agree with his position that the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty does not apply to followers of Islam.
Raw Story “Although Islam has a religious component, it is much more than a simple religious ideology,” Rev. Jody Hice wrote in his 2012 book It’s Now Or Never, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It is a complete geo-political structure and, as such, does not deserve First Amendment protection.”
The new congressman also believes the Muslim Brotherhood is infiltrating the United States in a plot to impose Sharia law on the entire country, a theory he shares with Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX). Hice has previously said that Islam and the U.S. Constitution are incompatible. (In agreement with what all honest muslims say)
“Most people think Islam is a religion, it’s not. It’s a totalitarian way of life with a religious component. But it’s much larger. It’s a geo-political system that has governmental, financial, military, legal and religious components. And it’s a totalitarian system that encompasses every aspect of life and it should not be protected (under U.S. law),” he told members of the Coweta County Tea Party Patriots in 2011, according to The Citizen.
“This is not a tolerant, peaceful religion even though some Muslims are peaceful. Most Muslims believe that Sharia is required by God and must be imposed worldwide. It’s a movement to take over the world by force. A global caliphate is the objective,” he added. (As we are now seeing with ISIS)