Mike Adams

John Edwards' old campaign manager, Josh Stein, is the current North Carolina Senator in District 16. He's also among the most extreme and dangerous politicians in the state. Among the reasons he is dangerous are a) his assertion that killing unborn children is a fundamental constitutional right and b) his suggestion that Senate Republicans are more dangerous than Islamic extremists.

It is bad enough that this former disciple of John Edwards is serving in our state senate. To make matters worse, he also wants to be the next attorney general of the Tar Heel State. If you aren't concerned about that then take the time to familiarize yourself with what Stein had to say about anti-Sharia and anti-abortion legislation that was previously proposed in the North Carolina legislature.

According to a far left website, ForwardProgressives.com, which reports favorably on Stein, he said in part, “We had this anti-Sharia bill on the calendar this morning. It was a one or two page bill. Then that meeting gets canceled. Alright, fine. Then we get notice immediately before, that bill’s coming back up. We’ve seen that bill before, we’re ready to go in there and debate it. We go in there and (now) it has five or six new provisions on abortion. What is the relationship between Sharia law and abortion?"

Before Senator Stein answers that question for us, let us make sure that we understand what he is implying. With a straight face, Stein is suggesting that those who would ban Sharia law and then try to restrict abortion are hypocrites. Why? It's simple, at least in the mind of Josh Stein: Muslim extremists support Sharia and support banning abortion. So, again, in the mind of Josh Stein, when Republicans try to ban Sharia law they undo their actions by also restricting abortions. Why? Because restricting abortion is really the same thing as imposing Sharia law.

This is the reasoning of John Stein, and this is the man who wants to be North Carolina's attorney general. Let us continue with Stein's own words:

"The irony is, if you look at the anti-Sharia law provision, what it says is, 'The general assembly hereby declares it to be the public policy of this state to protect its citizens from the application of law that would result in the violation of the fundamental Constitutional rights of a natural person.' That’s rich… The reason I am opposing this legislation is because its intent is to eliminate a woman’s Constitutional right to have access to healthcare procedures for her pregnancy.”

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.