If you haven’t heard of Rick Santorum, you haven’t been paying attention to one of the goofy-est republicans in America, who just can’t seem to take an intelligent stance on any issue. Any. Issue.
But I’m not going to waste my time explaining to you all the fallacies about this comical politician, instead I’m just going to focus on one of his recent incidents and it has to do with the portrayal of the Islamic faith. The speech was being held at Liberty University (a self-described Christian academic community, see how they depicted Santorum’s speech here), which is kind of scary considering higher education is supposed to be known for expanding ideas, and not shriveling them. Which leads me to my point, in this speech Santorum, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, criticizes our two previous presidents for not holding Islam accountable for “being the source of terrorism.” He takes more than thirty minutes hinting to the threat and eventually moves on to what kind of military action should be taken against Islam.

This guy is actually going to run for president in 2016

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum: the Third highest Republican in the country according to wikipedia.


He tells his audience that the past presidents, Bush and Obama, have failed because they “identify the enemy by what they do, not by who they are.” He is implying that the actual faith of Islam is the threat and root of terrorism, when in reality many Muslims have a peaceful and logical relationship with their faith. It is a fact that out of all those who practice Islam in the world, the majority are not affiliated with terrorist activity. I find it disheartening that some people in the United States, a supposedly well-educated country, still have these harsh views when it comes to this group of people. Instead of using fear-mongering against Muslims to get more votes in the next election, our politicians could try to set a good example for the public. Anyway here’s the link to the full speech, I actually got through watching like 20 minutes of it; it’s pretty funny.

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