Muslim Brotherhood & Hamas-linked CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) is demanding that the Republican Party rebuke Rick Santorum for his views. Don’t hold your breath.
The Hill In a national security debate Tuesday, the former Pennsylvania senator and GOP presidential candidate said he would support profiling Muslims at airport checkpoints as a tactic to protect against terrorist attacks.
“Obviously Muslims would be someone you’d look at, absolutely,” Santorum said. “The radical Muslims are the people who are committing these crimes, by and large, as well as younger males — not exclusively, but these are things that you profile to find your best, most likely candidates.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations pointed to a number of other comments Santorum has made about Islam and Sharia law, and called for the GOP candidates to reject rhetoric that denigrates Islam.(You call it denigrating, we call it truth telling)
“Last night, Rick Santorum casually tossed aside every American’s constitutional right to equal protection under the law in favor of discriminatory profiling of Muslims,” Corey Saylor, the group’s legislative director, said in a news release. “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.” (Oh this is rich, a group of unindicted and convicted co-conspirators in a federal terrorism case, who also represent the world’s worst abusers of human rights is lecturing US on the Constitution)
The group reminded Santorum that Jesus Christ was also from the Middle East and could fit the profile that law enforcement would use under a Santorum-like policy. (I’d have killed to hear Santorum’s response to that one)
Santorum, a Catholic, speaks frequently about his religious convictions and their role in his political ideology. Santorum’s campaign did not immediately respond to inquiries seeking comment.
The former senator, who frequently couches his views on social and world issues in theological “good versus evil” language, has raised eyebrows in the past for his statements about Islamic law, Muslims living in the United States and a proposed Muslim center near Ground Zero.