Anti-Muslim Activist: Sanctuary For Undocumented Immigrants Paves The Way For Sharia Law

An anti-Muslim activist took to Sandy Rios’ Religious Right radio program yesterday to smear a Michigan gubernatorial candidate and claim that the candidate’s proposal to make Michigan a sanctuary state for undocumented immigrants would pave the way for the imposition of Sharia law.

On “Sandy Rios in the Morning” yesterday, Rios hosted Dick Manasseri of Secure Michigan, an anti-Muslim hate group that encourages members to lobby their city councils to pass resolutions declaring that their city will not accept any people from the United States refugee resettlement program. Manasseri used his appearance on Rios’ show to attack Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed, who is running as a Democrat and wants to make Michigan a sanctuary state.

Manasseri attacked El-Sayed as part of what anti-Muslim activists call the “red-green axis” of Islamism and progressivism and argued that El-Sayed’s sanctuary state proposal was part of an effort to pave the way for Sharia law.

“He’s all in favor of making Michigan a sanctuary state, which has really interesting implications for lawlessness. If Michigan becomes a sanctuary state, that means major parts of the U.S. Constitution would not be enforced in Michigan,” Manasseri said. “Well if you don’t enforce the Constitution, you certainly make it easier for other laws, like Sharia, to become more normal, more acceptable, and certainly the red-green axis has a real candidate here in Abdul.”