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Gingrich Calls for Sharia Ban After Attack in Nice

Gingrich is being considered as a possible running mate by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump

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    In this April 25, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speak in Cramerton, N.C. After the attack in Nice, France, Gingrich called for a ban on people in America who sympathize with Sharia law.

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is responding to Thursday night's truck attack in France by arguing for the expulsion from the U.S. of any Muslim who believes in Sharia law.

    Gingrich is being considered as a possible running mate by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

    The former Georgia congressman said on Fox News Channel's "Hannity" that the U.S. "should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported. Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization."

    Gingrich is calling the attack in Nice, France, which killed at least 80 people, "the fault of Western elites who lack the guts to do what is right, to do what is necessary, and to tell us the truth, and that starts with Barack Obama."