Pat Buchanan supports Trump's "common sense" Muslim ban: "Where have all the Christians gone?"

"How many more millions of devout Muslims do we want inside the gates?"

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published December 11, 2015 4:32PM (EST)

Pat Buchanan may not be ready to officially endorse a presidential candidate just yet, but after predicting that Donald Trump will be among the top two Republicans on the eve of the New Hampshire primary back in June and penning a completely off-the-rails essay in defense of The Donald's latest anti-Muslim proposal this week, the WorldNetDaily columnist may just have to call himself the captain of Team Trump.

Calling Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States "simple common sense," Buchanan endorsed another Trump proposal and argued that "we monitor mosques more closely than cathedrals" in his latest WorldNetDaily column this week.

"Muslims are clearly more susceptible to the siren call of terrorism and more likely to be radicalized on the Internet and in mosques than are Christians at church or Jews at synagogue," he argued matter-of-factly.

"How many more millions of devout Muslims do we want inside the gates?" he asked, citing the conservative Harvard professor Samuel Huntington to argue that "a 'clash of civilizations' is coming between the West and the Islamic world."

"In nations where Muslims are already huge majorities, where are the Jews? Where have all the Christians gone?" Buchanan asked, fearmongering of a Muslim takeover.

"Japan has no immigration from the Muslim world, nor does Israel, which declares itself a Jewish state. Are they also fascistic?" Buchanan may have missed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rejection of Trump's Muslim ban this week. Nevertheless, he continued:

In some countries of the Muslim world, Americans who embrace “Hollywood values” regarding abortion, adultery and homosexuality can get their heads chopped off as quickly as converts to Christianity.

In what Muslim countries does Earl Warren’s interpretation of the First Amendment – about any and all religious presence being banned in public schools and all religions being treated equally – apply?

When is the next “Crusade for Christ” coming to Saudi Arabia?

Buchanan complained that Trump had been unfairly attacked for his reasonable proposal, arguing that the Republican frontrunner was only being referred to as a fascist because "all the old hate words – xenophobe, racist, bigot – have lost their electric charge from overuse."

"Our political-media establishment is dumb as a box of rocks and leading us down a path to national suicide," the former MSNBC host charged:

Trump’s success tells us that the American people really do not celebrate “globalization.” They think our negotiators got snookered out of the most magnificent industrial machine ever built, which once guaranteed our workers the highest standard of living on earth.

They don’t want open borders or mass immigration. They want people here illegally to be sent back, the borders secured and a moratorium imposed on Muslim immigration until we fix the broken system

Read his full column, if you dare, over at WND.....

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