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Newt Gingrich Joins In Criticism Of Obama's Handling Of Terrorism Attempt

January 15, 2010 by  

Newt Gingrich joins in criticism of Obama's handling of terrorism attempt A growing number of prominent Republicans have criticized President Obama’s handling of the aftermath of the Christmas Day terrorist attempt, and Newt Gingrich has recently added his view to the mix.

Speaking with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News, the former House Speaker said that America is less safe than a year ago as a result of—among other things—the administration’s plan to keep releasing detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Gingrich has also blasted the government for the decision to try the terrorist suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in a civilian court, which he sees as giving terrorist suspects constitutional rights that should not apply to them. The former Republican congressman from Georgia said this reveals the administration to be more concerned with the rights of terrorists than those of American citizens.

"I believe what you have is a group of people centered in the Justice Department and the Attorney General, whose law firms all gave pro bono support to terrorism," Gingrich told O’Reilly.

In addition, despite numerous civil rights organizations calling on the government to refrain from ethnic or religious profiling, Gingrich expressed his belief that some measure of profiling needs to be introduced to keep the country safer.

"It is time to know more about would-be terrorists, to profile for terrorists and to actively discriminate based on suspicious terrorist information," the politician wrote on the website of, a conservative publication.

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