Bryan Fischer, Director of Issue Analysis for the American Family Association (AFA), took to his Focal Point radio program on April 19 to attack Muslims and call for a complete moratorium on immigration by Muslims into America. Fischer proposed a new immigration policy that screens potential immigrants by asking, “Do you believe that the Quran is the holy book of God?” If the prospective immigrant answers “yes,” then, according to Fischer, they should be denied entry because the Quran “teaches you to kill Americans.”
Much like the holy books of other major world religions, the Quran predates the establishment of the United States of America by over one thousand years.
Such lunacy should not be surprising coming from someone like Fischer who has considered a speech by extremist Dutch politician Geert Wilders as “the most important speech of the 21st century thus far.” In said speech, Wilders espoused incredibly bigoted remarks such as, “[t]he truth is that Islam is evil, and the reality is that Islam is a threat to us.”
Fischer is not alone in calling for extreme restrictions on Muslim immigration in response to last week’s tragic bombings in Boston. Conservative figures such as radio show host Laura Ingraham and Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly have issued similar remarks recently on far-right media outlets.