Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) called for extreme measures against Muslims in the United States after a deadly terrorist attack rocked Nice, France.
"You have to monitor the mosques," Gingrich said Thursday evening on Fox News's "Hannity." "Where do you think the primary source of recruitment is? We should ... test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Shariah, they should be deported."
Gingrich, who is believed to be on Donald Trump's shortlist for vice president, said law enforcement must increase its vigilance of the nation's Muslims to fight terrorism.
"This is the fault of Western elites who lack the guts to do what is right, to do what is necessary," he said. "We better rethink the rules, or we're going to lose the war."