For those following the idiotic allegations that Sharia is creeping into American society and wonder who speaks for Islam, I think the answer is obvious. Western extremists are now the new hijackers of Islam.
The smartest way to battle extremist ideologies is to strengthen the voices of the vast majority of Muslims in the world who eschew violence and to promote pluralism.
A Tea Party-drafted compact could severely limit the movement's survival because candidates would be forced to sign on to a document that puts them into a prohibitive, ideological cage. TP candidates and others, however, may not mind.