Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rick Santorum’s War on Islam

T’is a particularly cretinous bunch, this year’s Republican contenders for keepers of the US’s nuclear launch codes. The most ridiculous and Palinesque of them all, Michele Bachmann, recently decided to call it a day and we’re now left with a Naqba denier (Lizzard Gingrich), Mitt ‘Mr Bland’ Romney (the most innocuous of a bad lot, it would seem), Dr Ron Paul - a suspected racist, and Rick Santorum, a kind of 'pro-life'/pro mass murder ideal-son-in-law figure for brain-dead Conservative mothers, I imagine (I brush over a few that thankfully don’t stand a cat in hell’s chance).

Santorum’s always struck me as the kind of total nincompoop that could only garner some support in a very large country because assuming the general twit percentage doesn’t vary that much from one country in the ‘Free World’ to another, in the case of the US that makes for dangerously large numbers of twits, quod erat demonstrandum.

Now intrepid Internet sleuth Max Blumenthal has unearthed one of Ricky’s more memorable performances in the shape of an interview given to the truly execrably FrontPage Mag,
Uberbigot David Horriblewitz’ outfit.

Richard Silverstein has picked up on the story but his link to Blumenthal is well worth exploring. Mr Santorum's antics however make interesting stand alone reading:

…This will be a long war. This will — remember, when they [Muslims] had the technological ability to fight us, they did, for a thousand years. A thousand years. This is hard for us to understand — a country scantly 250 years of age. A thousand years is incomprehensible to us. It is not to them. It is not to them. Their history is that history.

And they know their history. They know who they are. They know who we are. And we have no idea who they are…

…They are in a whole new war with us. We can choose not to be in one; doesn’t mean we aren’t. We are in a war, and theology is its basis. Just like we were in a war against Communism, and ideology was its basis. We need to understand that.


“What must we do to win [against Islam]? We must educate, engage, evangelize and eradicate.”


“Look at Europe. Europe is on the way to losing. The most popular male name in Belgium — Mohammad…They [Christian Europeans] are losing because they are not having children, they have no faith, they have nothing to counteract it. They are balkanizing Islam, but that’s exactly what they want. And they’re creating an opportunity for the creation of Eurabia, or Euristan in the future…Europe will not be in this battle with us. Because there will be no Europe left to fight.”


We should “talk about how Islam treats homosexuals. Talk about how they treat anybody who is found to be a homosexual, and the answer to that is, they kill them.”


“…The Shia brand of Islamist extremists [is] even more dangerous than the Sunni [version]. Why? Because the ultimate goal of the Shia brand of Islamic Islam is to bring back the Mahdi. And do you know when the Mahdi returns? At the Apocalypse at the end of the world. You see, they are not interested in conquering the world; they are interested in destroying the world.”

“The other thing we need to do is eradicate, and that’s the final thing. As I said, this is going to be a long war.” [my emph.]

For a thousand years, Sunni Islam fought Christendom — a thousand years. And in fact, for most of the time, won; for the most of the time, was on the offensive. It wasn’t till the late 17th century that Islam was stopped. And it was stopped at the gates of Vienna, in the heart of Europe, in Austria. The siege of Vienna — the second siege of Vienna in 1683 — that ultimately was the highwater mark of Islam.

Does anybody know when the highwater mark of Islam was? September the 11th, 1683. It was the very next day, on the plains of Vienna, that Christendom — the Holy League, it was called — united. All of Europe…, we conquered — they conquered — the Sunnis, and drove them into finally a treaty in 1699. And for 300 years, they have been silent. Why? Because they didn’t have the resources or the technology to compete with the modern world. For 300 years, they lay silent.

But now Sunni Islam, through al-Qaeda, which is Sunni; through resources, known as oil; through technology that is now off-the-shelf, and through frustration — imagine you’re a Muslim. You are the person who has the faith that is the successor to the two incomplete faiths — Judaism and Christianity. You are the final revelation. You are the one that is going to control the world. You are the one for a thousand years dominated the world. And for 300 years, you sit in a backwater, looking at Christendom thrive, while you sit in squalor and poverty. How can this be?

…This is what we fight. They want to reconquer the world. They want to establish a new Kalifat…

But it’s not just radical Islam; it is also the radical left. Because what we’re seeing now is the old adage you learned when you were a kid — the enemy of my enemy is my friend. And the left — whether it’s here in this country, and certainly around the world — sees America today as the enemy. They fight us on college campuses, and they fight us in the streets of Central and South American countries, in North Korea, in other places.

Blumenthal goes on to explain why Ron Paul's (alleged) racism has been plastered all over the US MSM, while Santorum will in all likelihood get off scott free:

The Islamophobic rant Santorum delivered at an event organized by a known bigot was no less extreme than anything contained in Ron Paul's newsletters. But don't wait for the American mainstream press to discuss Santorum's disturbing views on Muslims as anything other than proof of his "authenticity."


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