The Minuteman Project’s Jim Gilchrist appeared on Dove TV earlier this week, where he warned that an increasingly powerful federal government under “presidents current and past” might eventually lead to an “Islamic president” who will “give an executive order that we will all now obey Sharia law.”
Gilchrist warned that the federal government is ignoring the rule of law by rebuffing states seeking to implement harsh anti-immigrant measures, arguing that such actions pave the way for Sharia: “For some reason [they believe] the central government should control everyone, control our lives. What’s going to be next, Sharia law?”
“Many of us are now beginning not only to fear our government but to despise it, I don’t mean in a hateful way, but in a very, very distrustful way,” he said.
But he was not so concerned about California, whose pro-immigrant policies he called “a cancer.”
“This is insane, it’s absurd, it’s like living in a home with no doors and let strangers come in and have their way with your family members, with your stuff, with your property,” he said.