Congressman Kinzinger Clueless About U.S. Constitution, Shari’a Law

Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois’ 16th District apparently has not read the U.S. Constitution and does not understand its basic legal principles.

Instead of upholding his oath of office, Kinzinger falsely advocates that Islamic Sharia law, a totalitarian political and legal ideology, which rejects human rights laws and institutionalizes violence against women and children, is protected by the U.S. Constitution.

They are not. Neither are protected by the Constitution. In fact, both are its greatest threat– because they reject and oppose every fiber of the U.S. Constitution.

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He says: “While our Founding Fathers thoughtfully prohibited the establishment of state sanctioned religion, they purposefully did not restrict religious activity in everyday life. With that in mind, just as Christian, Jewish, and other faith tradition laws may be a part of a private court case between individuals, the same right is guaranteed for Muslim Americans.”


Kinzinger appears not to have read many of Thomas Jefferson’s writings about Islam, in which he warned of its brutality. Under Jefferson, Congress issued letters of marque and reprisal that were sent to privately owned warships to fight the Barbary Pirates.

Instead, he claims, “As your representative, I swore an oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution… I take this oath seriously and will do everything in my power to ensure it is executed faithfully …”

And his claims appear to directly contradict his actions. According to the Freedom Index, Kinzinger received failing grades of 55% and 37% for his inability to protect the Constitution and preserve liberty, respectively.

By arguing that the Constitution protects Islam, Kinzinger is effectively supporting child molestation, wife abuse, honor killings, forced child marriages, female genital mutilation, and censorship and murder for anyone who rejects Sharia’ law and/or leaves Islam. Shari’a law is not confined to a specific community or “faith tradition” as Kinzinger suggests.

And, he and every elected official who has failed to follow Article III of the Constitution has not only violated their oath but also endangered Americans.

When questioned about his support of Shari’a law, his office gave a statement to Breitbart News.

“It is ludicrous to think that Congressman Kinzinger supports Sharia Law. Not only has he fought the proponents of Sharia Law while serving in the U.S. Air Force, but in Congress. To suggest otherwise is simply wrong.”

However, constitutional legal scholar Publius Hulda, helps clarify what Kinzinger fails to understand. She says:

“Islamists seek to replace our Constitution, our religion and our culture with Sharia, their totalitarian political, economic, military, social and legal system. They are making progress and conquering our country because we are not resisting. We are not resisting because people actually believe Islamists have ‘constitutional rights’ to build mosques and proselytize here and that those who oppose them are haters, racists, xenophobes (someone who hates and fears other cultures), and intolerant.”

To be clear: Islam is anti-American and anti-Constitutional. It’s inconceivable that any elected representative would justify such ludicrous statements as Kinzinger has.

Not only does the Constitution justify closing mosques, it also demands that those advocating hate speech and the destruction of America be prosecuted for hate crimes and treason.


Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley &

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