The day after a truck attack in the French resort town of Nice during Bastille Day celebrations, terror fears across the world have spiked once again.
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In December 2015, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump proposed a ban on Muslim immigration into the United States, causing an uproar among politicians on both the left and right sides of the spectrum.
During an interview on the FOX Business Network, former Republican Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said that the U.S. welcomes immigrants who want to become Americans. However, he stated there is no obligation for the country to allow people who want to change America by putting it under Sharia law, for example.
“We can’t just keep importing terror into our country and tolerating it and acting like there’s nothing we can do because we want to protect freedom,” he told Stuart Varney. “Actually, what we want to do is protect people’s lives.”
Huckabee, who held the governorship from 1996-2007 and ran for president in 2008 and 2016, said America needs to take a different type of approach when dealing with attacks from Islamic terrorists.
“Right now we’re dealing with insanity because there is no negotiation with people who would drive a truck through a busy boulevard and just start mowing down innocent people including kids,” Huckabee said.
“These are crazy people. These are not normal, rational people. And it does not call for normal and the typical kinds of things you would do to deal with it.”