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Rick Santorum: Sharia ‘is evil’

'Jihadism is evil and we need to say what it is,' Rick Santorum said in New Hampshire. | AP Photo

Rick Santorum: Sharia ‘is evil’

DURHAM, N.H. — Rick Santorum on Friday asserted that Sharia law has no place in America.

“Jihadism is evil and we need to say what it is,” he said at the Strafford County Lincoln-Reagan dinner, remarks that show how the former Pennsylvania senator continues to establish himself as the candidate most-aligned with the Republican Party’s conservative base.

“We need to define it and say what it is. And it is evil. Sharia law is incompatible with American jurisprudence and our Constitution.”

Santorum, invoking New York Rep. Peter King’s hearing this week on the alleged radicalization of American Muslims, said that the “vast majority” of Muslims don’t want to it either.

“They left because of Sharia law,” he said, referring to why he believes Muslim immigrants left their home countries to come to the United States.

Santorum added, “Sharia law is not just a religious code. It is also a governmental code. It happens to be both religious in nature an origin, but it is a civil code. And it is incompatible with the civil code of the United States.”

The audience loudly applauded.

Santorum, a devout Catholic, warned about Sharia at CPAC last month, and his latest comments set up a stark contrast between his world view and President Obama’s efforts to court support in the Muslim world.

The question-and-answer session of the dinner turned into a wide-ranging discussion.

Santorum said the Democrats talk about entitlements the way dealers talk about drugs.

“Close your eyes, like you’re listening to a drug dealer outside a school yard,” he said. “They see entitlements as a way to make you dependent, weaker, less of a person than you are, drugging you into submission to a government who promises a high to take care of you.”

And Santorum took a swipe at public schools. “Just call them what they are. Public schools? That’s a nice way of putting it. These are government-run schools,” he said.

Santorum brought up the Head Start program, charging that the program is ineffective even as Democrats object strongly to congressional Republicans’ proposal to cut funding for it.

“They fund it more,” he said of Democrats. “Why? Because it brings more children into their domain. It brings more children out of the household … Their agenda is to socialize your children with the thinking they want in those children’s minds.”

Santroum, who home-schools his own seven children, said he supports voucher programs that would allow parents to send their children to private schools.

“I would support anything that gets the money in who should be in control — or who should be the object — of the education system in this country. And that is not the children but the parents. Because parents have the obligation to raise and educate their children.”

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  • Tosher

    what wrong did he say? sharia is truly incompatible with US secular law.

  • Lilly

    *asks Google for the answer…. promptly vomits* That is just ICKY!!!

  • Genii

    People are aware of the definition of “Santorum”, are they not?

  • JamesBond

    This guy is a Joke and he is running for a Public Office ? Wonder how he feels about UFO`s and Aliens? In the movies they(Aliens) are out to get you.Hahahha Anyone who votes for him is a Big stupid.

  • Dawood

    What I hate even more is that these types of discussions always assume that “the shari’a” is there in a codified book form that can just be “applied” anywhere and everywhere. It really shows a lack of understanding how the Islamic tradition works.Do they think the same about Halacha also? Or do they understand that it too is not “codified” in the modern, legal sense, and is rather an interpretive legal tradition – an ongoing process?

  • I am *really* sick of ignoramuses conflating Shari’ah and hudud. Most Muslims don’t want Shari’ah(“vast majority” of Muslims don’t want to it either)? Uh..they wouldn’t be Muslims if they abandoned Shari’ah. It never fails. These guys always prove they know nothing about Shari’ah.

    “They left because of Sharia law,” he said, referring to why he believes Muslim immigrants left their home countries to come to the United States.”

    Uh…NO! They left because of the oppressive and repressive policies of despotic, totalitarian regimes, and for better economic opportunities, a better life. If they left because of Shari’ah then they would stop being Muslims once they got here!

    “Sharia law is not just a religious code. It is also a governmental code. It happens to be both religious in nature an origin, but it is a civil code. And it is incompatible with the civil code of the United States.”

    Right, because these geniuses have a monopoly on the definition of religion. A religious “code”(shari’ah is not a “code”)can’t cover civil matters? Incompatible? You mean the part about not committing treachery against your fellow citizens or host nation’s government? About not violating the laws of your country, except in matters of aqida?…in which case it brings us to the part about making hijra to a majority-Muslim country if your host country prevents from practicing Islam openly and freely. I could go on and on..

    Allahu A’lam
    ——————
    “This sacred knowledge shall be borne by reliable authorities from each generation, who will preserve it from the distortions of extremists, the plans of the corrupt and the false explanations of the ignorant.” (Narrated mursal by Al-Bayhaqi in Kitab al-Madkhal on the authority of Ibrahim bin ‘Abd al-Rahman al-’Udhri.)

  • marco

    They left because of shariah law? Really? Sum1 mind telling me where these so called countries implementing shariah law is?

  • Isa

    “It seems that they all have no problem with foreign laws coming to America — as long as they’re Christian.”

    That is what this has always been about – competition. They don’t disagree with “Shariah Law” conceptually, but only because it comes from a different source. The Dominionists have been advocating for a Christian government since the 1970’s, and even the minutia of how to execute homosexuals under Biblical law in the United States have been discussed in some of their books. So, this whole talk about “Shariah circumventing Secular law” is a smokescreen at best, and outright dishonest at worst.

  • Sorry for the childishness of this comment, but was I the only one who read his name as Rick Scrotum? Sorry Rick.

  • Saladin

    ^^^
    It is a spoof but it is hilarious

  • Saladin

    ^^ LOLlll that was a halarious interview but check this one out

    EDL members arrested for fashion offences

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bfa_1283526942

  • Mosizzle

    EDL Protestor Fail:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjuNuqIev8M

    Wait ’till that man coins the Mooslim scare of the year at 1:17
    –“Muslamic Ray Guns”

    That guy sums up this Creeping Sharia loonieness perfectly.

  • Saladin

    @Mosizzle
    I think they have found all those things they have been searching for in looking for that one one special politician LOL

  • Mosizzle

    Lol, Jihadwatch is going gaga over Rick Santorum. It seems that Roland Shirk and Robert Spencer– both Catholic (extremists?)– are loving this guy’s faith based Mooslim bashing. Shirk went on a rant about how America’s laws are based on Christianity etc. and was even seen lamenting the lack of “sufficient religious uniformity to enact and enforce a theocracy“. I kid you not.

    It seems that they all have no problem with foreign laws coming to America — as long as they’re Christian.

    JW seems to have declared its intent to vote for this guy. Somewhere, Allen West is crying. 😀

  • Brad

    If santorum becomes president, will he be taking orders from the pope and answering to the vatican?

  • Friend

    Santorum’s words are as filthy as the meaning of the word Santorum: http://www.spreadingsantorum.com/

  • Yusuf

    As a devout Catholic he listens to the Pope. Rick Santorum the Pope doesn’t rule our government! You sir must be un-American!! No Papal law in the US!!

  • Dan

    lol coming from the same guy who compared legal abortions to slavery here that’s hilarious

  • corey

    oh yeah he is correct sharia law with all of its telling people not to lie, murder,steal, and not to act out in anger against people who talk crap about your religion is such an evil that should be punished, so from now on we need to report people to law enforcement for being productive members of society, philanthropists you gotta go, organ downers you cant be here especially evil bad muslim organ downers because everyone knows that if you have an organ from such a person you will be compelled to commit a terrorist act because its in muslim DNA to do so, and then the most dangerous offender that should be approached with caution people who are truthful.

  • Rob

    The wave of hysteria seems to be leading up to the 2012 election. It’s going to get worse.

  • Amy

    Sharia law is incompatible with the Constitution? Anyone else getting deja vu?

    “Their agenda is to socialize your children with the thinking they want in those children’s minds.”
    Like, you have to think Islam and Sharia law are evil, or you’re a leftist dhimmi?

  • mindy1

    Paranoia anyone? 😉

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