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Santorum endorses profiling Muslims, council asks for repudiation
November 23rd, 2011
02:51 AM ET

Santorum endorses profiling Muslims, council asks for repudiation

By Dan Merica, CNN

(CNN) – Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum said at Tuesday's CNN National Security Debate that he would improve airport security by profiling, particularly Muslims and young men.

"Obviously Muslims would be someone you'd look at, absolutely," Santorum said. "Those are the folks who ... the radical Muslims are the people that are committing these crimes by and large, as well as younger males."

Santorum said profiling was important because the American security apparatus should strive to "find the bomber, not the bomb."

Corey Saylor, Council on American-Islamic Relations national legislative director, put out a release on Wednesday that asked for Santorum to repudiate the comments.

"Mr. Santorum’s obvious lack of appreciation for the Constitution and for the rejection of profiling by top law enforcement experts raises reasonable questions about his ability to lead our multi-faith nation," wrote CAIR in a press release.

Saylor went on to write that under Santorum's idea of profiling, Jesus "a man of Middle Eastern heritage, would fit his ‘profile.’"

Presidential contender Herman Cain said Santorum's support of profiling was "oversimplifying it." He did, though, support "targeted identification."

"We can do targeted identification," Cain said. "If you take a look at the people who are trying to kill us, it would be easy to figure out exactly what that identification profile looks like."

As was true throughout much of the debate, Congressman Ron Paul's libertarian views put him at odds with both Cain and Santorum.

"Don't be willing to be sacrifice liberty for security," said Paul. "I have a personal belief that you never have to give up liberty for security."

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Islam • Muslim • Politics • Rick Santorum

soundoff (121 Responses)
  1. brian

    "Even the humblest of Party member is expected to be competent, industrious, and even intelligent within narrow limits, but it is also necessary that he should be a credulous and ignorant fanatic whose prevailing moods are fear, hatred, adulation, and orgiastic triumph. In other words it is necessary that he should have the mentality appropriate to a state
    of war." -George Orwell – Nineteen Eighty-Four- (sounds like the GOP establishment at the moment)

    VOTE for RON PAUL!!!

    November 23, 2011 at 6:05 pm |
  2. Mr Chihuahua

    Mr Santorum, go fuck yourself lol!

    November 23, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
    • Ron Jeremy

      Why? He's right.

      November 23, 2011 at 8:17 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      No, he isn't. Unless you're delusional.

      November 23, 2011 at 9:29 pm |
  3. Atheist 1#

    WE OF THE ATHEIST DELEGATION STAND STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH ALL ANTI-ISLAM COMMENTS

    November 23, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      Obvious troll is obvious.

      November 23, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
    • GodPot

      Atheists are only anti-muslim in that they are anti-religion. Most "Anti-Muslim" groups in America are really just facades for "Pro-Christian" which atheists condemn with just as much fervor. Muslims just happen to have more active zealots willing to kill for their God and cause, where Christians have more past zealots that killed in their Gods name, they now have just mostly evolved past using outright force to convert people.

      November 23, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
  4. oft

    If you liberals had one iota of knowledge about islam, you would take back your comments. It is fact Muhammed hated peaceful muslims:

    Tabari IX:113[hadith] "Allah permits you to shut them in separate rooms and to beat them, but not severely. If they abstain, they have the right to food and clothing. Treat women well for they are like domestic animals and they possess nothing themselves. Allah has made the enjoyment of their bodies lawful in his Qur'an."

    Tabari I:280 "Allah said, 'It is My obligation to make Eve bleed once every month as she made this tree bleed. I must also make Eve stupid, although I created her intelligent.' Because Allah afflicted Eve, all of the women of this world menstruate and are stupid."

    Qur'an:9:5 "Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war."

    Qur'an:8:39 "So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world)."

    Ishaq:324[Hadith] "He said, 'Fight them so that there is no more rebellion, and religion, all of it, is for Allah only. Allah must have no rivals.'"

    Qur'an:8:12 "I shall terrorize the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them because they oppose Allah and His Apostle."

    Qur'an:8:67 "It is not fitting for any prophet to have prisoners until he has made a great slaughter in the land."

    Qur'an:8:7 "Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words: 'Wipe the infidels out to the last.'"

    Qur'an:8:39 "So, fight them till all opposition ends and the only religion is Islam."

    Tabari IX:69[Hadith] "Killing disbelievers is a small matter to us."

    November 23, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
    • Snow

      So you are saying that a 1400 yr old book treats humans like animals and so all of the modern day Muslims need to be segregated ?

      How about the bible that is 2000yr old book that treats humans like animals? I can show you verses that will curl your grandmothers hair.. should we also segregate Christians and Jews now?

      November 23, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
    • anonymous

      fitnah is temptation, not disbelief. qur'an 9:5 is slay the idolator(arab word roughly equal to english word pagan at times),

      November 23, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
    • sam

      Bah, lost us all with 'if you liberals'. No one cares.

      November 23, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
    • Ron Jeremy

      Many liberals are anti-religion.

      November 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Many conservatives are idiots.

      November 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm |
  5. sam

    More great quotes from the lunatic fringe. You just can't buy entertainment like this.

    November 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
    • Guest

      You should know since you're part of the lunatic fringe.

      November 23, 2011 at 7:17 pm |
  6. Snow

    Jacka$$ with no practical outlook.. Reminds me of how Nazi began "Profiling" jews.. How does he think the community (both domestic and international) will take such an obvious racist gesture from a secular nation..

    "Hey soldier, thanks for fighting for the country.. and losing your arm.. now if you can stand in this line, I gotta make sure you don't become a threat to the country" ? Really?

    November 23, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  7. Sted

    Just take his words, ""Obviously Muslims would be someone you'd look at, absolutely," Santorum said. "Those are the folks who ... the radical Muslims are the people that are committing these crimes by and large, as well as younger males."
    Change one or two words Muslims to any ethnic group and radical to criminal and one gets,
    "Obviously Italians would be someone you'd look at, absolutely," Santorum said. "Those are the folks who ... the criminal Italians are the people that are committing these crimes by and large, as well as younger males."
    Or Insert Irishmen and drunken to get.
    "Obviously Irishmen would be someone you'd look at, absolutely," Santorum said. "Those are the folks who ... the drunken Irish are the people that are committing these crimes by and large, as well as younger males."

    November 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  8. Doc Vestibule

    Mr. Santorum espouses torture, doesn't think that the American people have a right to privacy, and wants women to be housewives. He thinks that the democrats in Boston are resonsible for priests molesting kids. He believes in a vast, thousand year old plan amongst Muslims to force Shia law on the planet in order that the hidden 12th Imam might return and rule – and if you don't vote for him, America (not to mention Christianity) is doomed.
    Those views don't make him crazy, however.
    Crazy is bringing your dead child home to introduce to your other half dozen kids and spend the night in your bed.

    November 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
  9. GOPisGreedOverPeople

    The GOP solution: Turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Unemployed, and Gay people into slaves. Then whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Employed, and Straight. Or until they are dead. Then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the Military.

    November 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
  10. hippypoet

    he has the perfect last name for potty humor! Just an I to see what i'm sayin! lol puns are friggin great!

    November 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
    • Guest

      Stupid.

      November 23, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
  11. GSA

    I'm all good with profiling. This should also mean that all white males are not allowed to have children, be around children, be around schools and playgrounds since such a high majority of child molestors are white males....truth hurts but you can't have it both ways.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:43 am |
    • warmesTghosT

      As a white American male I will tell you flat out that I stay away from any venues involving children for precisely that reason. American males are already viewed as potential perverts regardless of how innocuous our intentions are.

      November 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm |
    • NotBuyingIt

      Children are annoying anyway. Why any self respecting man would want to spend prolonged periods of time around them is beyond me...

      November 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm |
    • Chad

      Still banned from being around kids, eh?

      November 23, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  12. tallulah13

    In other words, Santorum has nothing of value to offer the United States and therefore falls back on scapegoating and fear-mongering. Romney is gonna win the republican candidacy by a mile.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:33 am |
    • fred

      It's going to be Huntsman because he was on SNL. That's all it takes.

      November 23, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
    • tallulah13

      Huntsman is the only republican with a lick of common sense. He's not a bad choice.

      November 24, 2011 at 1:48 am |
  13. JohnQuest

    According to everything I read, Muslims DO NOT commit the most of the terror related crimes in the US.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:26 am |
    • warmesTghosT

      According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, almost 75% of all inmates in American prisons identify as Catholic or Protestant. A whopping 0.2% identify as atheist.

      Now, I'm more than willing to admit that (as an atheist and an ethnic Jew) I'd probably end up claiming to be a Christian in prison too, just to avoid getting the sh!t kicked out of me, but it does seem that our nations criminals are overwhelmingly Christian. Might have something to do with believing God will forgive any sin...

      November 23, 2011 at 11:36 am |
    • JohnQuest

      It does seem odd (at least to believers) that the criminals I know are all religious believers. I would argue that if I lived in a country that was less religious than the US most criminals would still be believers.

      November 23, 2011 at 11:48 am |
    • sam

      What you have to take into account is that a vast majority of criminals 'find Jesus' while incarcerated, because the magic words in front of any parole board involve how they've turned their lives around by accepting Christ. Can't get out of prison in America without saying it. So no telling how many folks in the pokey were good buddies with the Lord *before* they went in. The tiny # of folks identifying as atheist just DGAF and know they're in for life.

      November 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
    • Doctor French

      The reason why most criminals are religious is because they lack common sense. Crime rates are higher amongst stupid people. Atheists have more common sense. The urge to commit a crime might still exist amongst atheists, but they tend no analyze the consequences of their actions more. Believers are more inclined to think the magical sky princess will fix everything for them. Then the cops show up.

      November 23, 2011 at 9:00 pm |
  14. SPA Knight

    The truth is that profiling happens everyday at many levels but nobody has the courage to say so because that would be politically incorrect and intellectually dishonest. People would rather believe that it doesn't happen because it makes them feel better. If in the next 20 years we experience a rise in Hindu Militant Terrorrists or Christian Crusaders, then we should remember that profiling them will be a violation of their human rights. The fact is that nobody walks around with an ID card that identifies their leanings toward genecide and violence. Unfortunately, profiling are a result of actions by selected groups and demographics is a factor along with many other aspects of any profile. There is more to a profile than your religion and place of birth.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:12 am |
    • SPA Knight

      Oops, I meant more intellectually honest. Fingers and the mind need to sync up.

      November 23, 2011 at 11:23 am |
    • sam

      A good rule of thumb is simply 'humans are crazy, and regardless of race, religion, color, or culture, they can snap and shoot up an IHOP at any time'.

      November 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      Well put sam.

      November 23, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
  15. warmesTghosT

    That an individual like this can be considered (by some) a serious candidate for the Presidency of the United States just boggles my mind. That the Republicans have managed to field this many incompetent, arrogant, sanctimonious nincompoops should be a slap in the face and a wake up call to America that they have NO solutions to our economic or social injustices. Somehow, though, roughly half of us will still vote for one of them just because they're convinced our current President is a "Marxist, socialist closet Muslim".

    If someone would give Jon Huntsman a shot at the nomination, THEN I would *consider* voting against Obama. Until then I'll stick with the (far) lesser of two evils.

    November 23, 2011 at 9:32 am |
    • Chuckles

      Here here!

      I was a little worried about Obama's chances for a quick second and then I saw the nominees and I let out a sigh of relief. I mean, the fact that Ron Paul is still actually playing in the debates should show no one is really taking this seriously. My favorite part about last nights debate was that CNN was clearly just taking this farce to a new level. They already have the outrageous, cartonny characters, they just needed to add in the background.

      Totally agree about Huntsman though, he's not a great orator, but he knows what he's talking about, has clear moderate ideas that I can get behind (at least somethings) and doesn't make me believe the republicans are entirely comprised of complete and utter morons (though it's clear about 90% are). The sad part is that these debates and primaries are about who can out-republican who and Huntsman has been trying to hold on to the center in a party that rejects compromise.

      November 23, 2011 at 9:41 am |
  16. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    OK, everyone, close your eyes and think of the following – J. Edgar Hoover advocated the profiling of Blacks because he KNEW that all of them had to be guilty of something. Now look at what Santorum has been going around saying. Yep. 50 years different time frame, a different group of people, but the same hatred.

    November 23, 2011 at 9:17 am |
    • Ed

      Thanks to people like you, our profiling is quite different. We search 80 year old grandma's and little kids at the airports these days. It is people like you who have brought to light the real dangers facing our society from these criminals. We say thanks!

      November 23, 2011 at 9:35 am |
    • warmesTghosT

      Ed, clear the froth from your lips and try to make a coherent point.

      November 23, 2011 at 9:37 am |
    • Casper

      Ghosty do you read?

      November 23, 2011 at 9:39 am |
    • warmesTghosT

      I read good, bro. You?

      November 23, 2011 at 9:44 am |
    • Casper

      you read good? then you must have you read the koran cover to cover?

      November 23, 2011 at 9:54 am |
    • warmesTghosT

      I'm not certain what my apt-itude for reading and writing has to do with having read the Qu'ran. Ed's post is nonsensical in regards to Joe's OP. If you're asking me whether I've read the Qu'ran and use that as a basis for an irrational hatred and fear of Muslims, the answer is no.

      By that reasoning, I could conclude that all Christians are genocidal, psychotic rapists, based on the OT's descriptions of God. Does that sound fair to you?

      November 23, 2011 at 10:04 am |
    • hippypoet

      delicious!

      November 23, 2011 at 10:07 am |
    • Casper

      you read but can't grasp. do you fly as well ghosty?

      November 23, 2011 at 10:14 am |
    • warmesTghosT

      I've responded to your questions, Casper, but my troll-senses are tingling. Unless you have a coherent and intelligent response, I'm done with you.

      And yes, I fly, I'm a freaking ghost. Judging by your name, you are too.

      November 23, 2011 at 10:16 am |
    • Casper

      You claim that you can read, unfortunately very poor grasping skills. Trying your trolling techniques elsewhere.

      November 23, 2011 at 10:19 am |
    • NotBuyingIt

      @Casper

      All ghosts have trouble with grasping. It comes with being incorporeal.

      November 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
    • Casper

      Why do these pathetic muslim trolls repeat themselves?

      November 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
    • sam

      @ Caspar – bug off. You're just baiting, and doing a poor job of it.

      November 23, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
    • Joe

      Sammy-enjoying trolling like an idiot

      November 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
    • Doctor French

      Ed made the only logical point here. The rest of the comments are moronic opinion.

      November 23, 2011 at 9:01 pm |
    • Joe from CT, not Lieberman

      Guys, I have what can be politely called Mediterranean features. I have been singled out for extra screening every time I have gotten on a plane since September 2001. At the same time, I have been on flights with a number of Arabic folks and they are always waved through, but their wives and kids always get extra screening. Guess the bombs are hidden in the kids' diapers.

      November 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
  17. Jimtanker

    His name alone is reason enough not to vote for him.

    November 23, 2011 at 8:47 am |
  18. hippypoet

    and so the hate continues! pathic really...its the ignorant that make the rest of us look as ignorant, lets stand against such blatant stupidity and hatred!

    November 23, 2011 at 8:43 am |
  19. Reality

    The nitty-gritty:

    What instigated the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon? And what drives today's 24/7 mosque/imam-planned acts of terror and horror?

    The koran, Mohammed's book of death for all infidels and Muslim domination of the world by any means. Muslims must clean up this book removing said passages admitting that they are based on the Gabriel myth and therefore obviously the hallucinations and/or lies of Mohammed. Then we can talk about the safety and location of mosques and what is taught therein.

    Until then, no male Muslim can be trusted anytime or anywhere..................................

    November 23, 2011 at 7:41 am |
    • Primewonk

      For all the hate and vileness in the Quran, the bible can match it verse for verse.

      November 23, 2011 at 8:20 am |
    • Joe from CT, not Lieberman

      And you are intimately familiar with the Quran because you have read it cover-to-cover, right? Or do you just believe what Bill O'Reilly told you about it?

      November 23, 2011 at 9:15 am |
    • warmesTghosT

      What instigated the attacks on the Twin Towers?

      America's expansionist Imperialist foreign policy, decades of warmongering and incessant intervention in places we have no business whatsoever being in.

      I make no apologies for any religion, but bashing the Muslims when our "Christian" nation is the most bloodthirsty on the planet is kind of silly.

      November 23, 2011 at 9:15 am |
    • Bill

      Joey boy have your read the koran cover to cover? what is the islam ideology? any ideas?

      November 23, 2011 at 9:36 am |
    • Joe Mama

      Nice. Any other books you'd like to eliminate or edit to remove content you deem offensive? I'm guessing the answer is yes. I'm also guessing you're not a big fan of states' rights, are you? Better to impose your idea of morality on the entire nation through federal laws and enforcement, right?

      November 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
    • Reality

      Only for the those interested in a religious update:

      1. origin: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20E1EFE35540C7A8CDDAA0894DA404482

      “New Torah For Modern Minds

      Abraham, the Jewish patriarch, probably never existed. Nor did Moses. The entire Exodus story as recounted in the Bible probably never occurred. The same is true of the tumbling of the walls of Jericho. And David, far from being the fearless king who built Jerusalem into a mighty capital, was more likely a provincial leader whose reputation was later magnified to provide a rallying point for a fledgling nation.

      Such startling propositions – the product of findings by archaeologists digging in Israel and its environs over the last 25 years – have gained wide acceptance among non-Orthodox rabbis. But there has been no attempt to disseminate these ideas or to discuss them with the laity – until now.

      The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, which represents the 1.5 million Conservative Jews in the United States, has just issued a new Torah and commentary, the first for Conservatives in more than 60 years. Called "Etz Hayim" ("Tree of Life" in Hebrew), it offers an interpretation that incorporates the latest findings from archaeology, philology, anthropology and the study of ancient cultures. To the editors who worked on the book, it represents one of the boldest efforts ever to introduce into the religious mainstream a view of the Bible as a human rather than divine docu-ment. “

      2. Jesus was an illiterate Jewish peasant/carpenter/simple preacher man who suffered from hallucinations (or “mythicizing” from P, M, M, L and J) and who has been characterized anywhere from the Messiah from Nazareth to a mythical character from mythical Nazareth to a ma-mzer from Nazareth (Professor Bruce Chilton, in his book Rabbi Jesus). An-alyses of Jesus’ life by many contemporary NT scholars (e.g. Professors Ludemann, Crossan, Borg and Fredriksen, ) via the NT and related doc-uments have concluded that only about 30% of Jesus' sayings and ways noted in the NT were authentic. The rest being embellishments (e.g. miracles)/hallucinations made/had by the NT authors to impress various Christian, Jewish and Pagan sects.

      The 30% of the NT that is "authentic Jesus" like everything in life was borrowed/plagiarized and/or improved from those who came before. In Jesus' case, it was the ways and sayings of the Babylonians, Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Hitt-ites, Canaanites, OT, John the Baptizer and possibly the ways and sayings of traveling Greek Cynics.

      earlychristianwritings.com/theories.html

      For added "pizzazz", Catholic theologians divided god the singularity into three persons and invented atonement as an added guilt trip for the "pew people" to go along with this trinity of overseers. By doing so, they made god the padre into god the "filicider".

      Current RCC problems:

      Pedophiliac priests, an all-male, mostly white hierarchy, atonement theology and original sin!!!!

      2 b., Luther, Calvin, Joe Smith, Henry VIII, Wesley, Roger Williams, the Great “Babs” et al, founders of Christian-based religions or combination religions also suffered from the belief in/hallucinations of "pretty wingie thingie" visits and "prophecies" for profits analogous to the myths of Catholicism (resurrections, apparitions, ascensions and immacu-late co-nceptions).

      Current problems:
      Adulterous preachers, pedophiliac clerics, "propheteering/ profiteering" evangelicals and atonement theology,

      3. Mohammed was an illiterate, womanizing, lust and greed-driven, warmongering, hallucinating Arab, who also had embellishing/hallucinating/plagiarizing scribal biographers who not only added "angels" and flying chariots to the koran but also a militaristic agenda to support the plundering and looting of the lands of non-believers.

      This agenda continues as shown by the ma-ssacre in Mumbai, the as-sas-sinations of Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh, the conduct of the seven Muslim doctors in the UK, the 9/11 terrorists, the 24/7 Sunni suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the 24/7 Shiite suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the Islamic bombers of the trains in the UK and Spain, the Bali crazies, the Kenya crazies, the Pakistani “koranics”, the Palestine suicide bombers/rocketeers, the Lebanese nutcases, the Taliban nut jobs, the Ft. Hood follower of the koran, and the Filipino “koranics”.

      And who funds this muck and stench of terror? The warmongering, Islamic, Shiite terror and torture theocracy of Iran aka the Third Axis of Evil and also the Sunni "Wannabees" of Saudi Arabia.

      Current crises:

      The Sunni-Shiite blood feud and the warmongering, womanizing (11 wives), hallucinating founder.

      5. Hinduism (from an online Hindu site) – "Hinduism cannot be described as an organized religion. It is not founded by any individual. Hinduism is God centered and therefore one can call Hinduism as founded by God, because the answer to the question ‘Who is behind the eternal principles and who makes them work?’ will have to be ‘Cosmic power, Divine power, God’."

      The caste/laborer system, reincarnation and cow worship/reverence are problems when saying a fair and rational God founded Hinduism."

      Current problems:

      The caste system, reincarnation and cow worship/reverence.

      6. Buddhism- "Buddhism began in India about 500 years before the birth of Christ. The people living at that time had become disillusioned with certain beliefs of Hinduism including the caste system, which had grown extremely complex. The number of outcasts (those who did not belong to any particular caste) was continuing to grow."

      "However, in Buddhism, like so many other religions, fanciful stories arose concerning events in the life of the founder, Siddhartha Gautama (fifth century B.C.):"

      Archaeological discoveries have proved, beyond a doubt, his historical character, but apart from the legends we know very little about the circu-mstances of his life. e.g. Buddha by one legend was supposedly talking when he came out of his mother's womb.

      Bottom line: There are many good ways of living but be aware of the hallucinations, embellishments, lies, and myths surrounding the founders and foundations of said rules of life.

      Then, apply the Five F rule: "First Find the Flaws, then Fix the Foundations". And finally there will be religious peace and religious awareness in the world!!!!!

      November 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
    • Reality

      o On the koranic passages and world domination:
      o
      "Mohammed could not have known the size of the world, but several passages in the Koran show that he envisioned Islam dominating all of it, however large it might be: “He it is who sent his messenger . . . that he may cause it [Islam] to prevail over all religions´(Koran 9:33, M.M. Ali; see also 48:28 and 61:9). M.M. Ali designates these three passages as “the prophecy of the ultimate triumph of Islam in the whole world.”

      Mohammed’s successors, the caliphs, quoted passages like these to inspire Muslim armies as they advanced out of Arabia, imposing Islam by the sword upon a peacefully unsuspecting Middle East and North Africa, as I described in the previous chapter.

      Islamic armies, imbued with what Mohammed claimed was divine authorization, imposed Islam by force over vast areas, all the while extorting wealth from subjugated Jews and Christians to fund their ongoing conquests. As I noted, major defeats at Tours, France, in A.D. 732, and again at Vienna, Austria, in A.D. 1683, halted Islam’s attempt to take all of Europe by force. Gradually Islamic forces were forced to retreat from Europe, except for part of the Balkans. But Islam has again set its sights on a conquest of Europe and of European civilization, wherever the latter has spread to North and South America and other regions. Muslim strategists ask their followers, Why do we find in these modern times that Allah has entrusted most of the world’s oil wealth primarily to Muslim nations?

      Their answer: Allah foresaw Islam’s need for funds to finance a final politico-religious victory over what Islam perceives as its ultimate enemy: Christianized Euro-American civilization. So, Islam follows Nazism, fascism and communism as the world’s latest hostile takeover aspirant.

      Nazis, fascists and communists failed. Does Islam have a better chance at success? I believe it will flounder if we awaken to its threat in time; yet, if there is not adequate planned resistance, Islam does have a better chance of succeeding. Communism’s world takeover attempt was guaranteed to fail because its economic policy was naively contrary to human nature. Advocating the rubric What is mine is thine, and what is thine is mine, communism failed to see that human nature will not keep those two balanced propositions in equilibrium. Like

      a female black widow spider consuming her mate, the latter part of the formula makes a meal of the former, leading to the collapse of any system based upon that formula.

      In contrast, political systems do well if they can persuade people to adhere to What’s mine is mine and What’s thine is thine maxims.

      Only if a strong religious incentive is added does such an idealistic formula have any long-term chance. Even then success will be spotty. But communism (and Nazism, for that matter) excluded religion. And that mistake was the final nail eventually clamping a lid on communism’s coffin. Communism, on a historical scale, perished while still in its childhood.

      Islam is not repeating communism’s mistake. Mating political cunning and incredible wealth with religious zeal, Islam does have a chance to succeed and will succeed unless major parts of the Western world unite to take appropriate countermeasures. But many Western leaders, unable to believe that a mere religion could possible be a serious political threat, keep proclaiming themselves as Islam-friendly, reasoning that all religions are good-aren’t they?

      A Muslim strategist in Beverly Hills, California, declared several years ago, as quoted by a friend of mine: “Now that the struggle between Western democracies and international communism is winding down, it is time for the real and final struggle to begin, and we are going to win!”

      Don Richardson

      November 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
    • sam

      Does it make you feel accomplished to post up half the god.damn page on every article so that no one can have a discussion? What the hell is wrong with you?

      November 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
    • Reality

      Only for those who are "reading challenged":

      Putting the final kibosh on religion to include Mormonism and therefore this blog. The moderator will now have to find a new job/Job.

      • There was probably no Abraham i.e. the foundations of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are non-existent.

      • There was probably no Moses i.e the pillars of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have no strength of purpose.

      • There was no Gabriel i.e. Islam fails as a religion. Christianity partially fails.

      • There was no Easter i.e. Christianity completely fails as a religion.

      • There was no Moroni i.e. Mormonism is nothing more than a business cult.

      • Sacred/revered cows, monkey gods, castes, reincarnations and therefore Hinduism fails as a religion.

      • Fat Buddhas here, skinny Buddhas there, reincarnated Buddhas everywhere makes for a no on Buddhism.

      A quick Google, Bing or Yahoo search will put the kibosh on any other groups calling themselves a religion.

      e.g. Taoism

      "The origins of Taoism are unclear. Traditionally, Lao-tzu who lived in the sixth century is regarded as its founder. Its early philosophic foundations and its later beliefs and rituals are two completely different ways of life. Today (1982) Taoism claims 31,286,000 followers.

      Legend says that Lao-tzu was immaculately conceived by a shooting star; carried in his mother's womb for eighty-two years; and born a full grown wise old man. "

      November 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
    • Reality

      Only for those who are severely "reading challenged": (using a PowerPoint slide)

      SAVING 1.5 BILLION LOST MUSLIMS:
      THERE NEVER WERE AND NEVER WILL BE ANY ANGELS I.E. NO GABRIEL, NO ISLAM AND THEREFORE NO MORE KORANIC-DRIVEN ACTS OF HORROR AND TERROR LIKE 9/11.

      SAVING 2 BILLION LOST CHRISTIANS:
      THERE WERE NEVER ANY BODILY RESURRECTIONS AND THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY BODILY RESURRECTIONS I.E. NO EASTER, NO CHRISTIANITY.

      SAVING 15.5 MILLION FOLLOWERS OF ORTHODOX JUDAISM:
      ABRAHAM AND MOSES PROBABLY NEVER EXISTED.

      Added details upon request.

      November 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
    • Joe from CT, not Lieberman

      Hi Bill, Actually I have read the Quran cover-to-cover. Takes less time than it does to read the New Testament. I have also read the Bible cover-to-cover in different translations. There are some really good translations, and some really bad ones. There is more religious backed violence in the Torah (5 books of Moses) evinced than is called for in the entire Quran.
      But apparently Santorum forgot in the earlier part of the 20th century that Catholics were profiled for just about every crime committed in the world.

      November 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
  20. Yada

    I'm guessing it's stuff like this that explains why Santorum is not considered a serious candidate.
    Openly advocating an illegal and racist, not to mention unworkable, security policy just underscores Santorum's lack of intelligence and ability to think clearly about such things. Maybe someone slipped him a bunch of BS and he's not quite figured out he's been had yet..

    November 23, 2011 at 3:15 am |
    • Guest

      Just how do you consider this proposal illegal and racist? If little green men from Mars was trying to blow us up, wouldn't you want to check them a little bit closer than others? Come on, grow up and get over your PC bullsh!t.

      November 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
    • sam

      Aw, 'Guest'. How cute. $10 says you're a white male who just never has to worry about being checked a little closer.

      November 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
    • Guest is a moron

      'It's not happenin' tah me, so it's prolly okay, lol.'

      Santorum has no viable ideas for handling the bigger issues, so pandering to the folks in the tin hats will have to do, I guess.

      November 23, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
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