Santorum: Islam 'Not Just Something You Do On Sunday'

A year ago at this time, Rick Santorum was a two-term senator and possible presidential candidate. Yesterday, he was at Penn State as a guest of Davi

A year ago at this time, Rick Santorum was a two-term senator and possible presidential candidate. Yesterday, he was at Penn State as a guest of David Horowitz, as part of the absurd “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.”

Of course, Santorum’s presence wasn’t the real problem; what the former Republican senator had to say was the troublesome part. (thanks to reader R.S. for the tip)

While Christianity presents a humble, meek message emphasizing love, he said, Islam stemmed from the strong rule of the prophet Mohammed. “Every aspect of life was ruled.”

“Islam, unlike Christianity, is an all-encompassing ideology,” said Santorum, a Penn State alumnus. “It is not just something you do on Sunday…. We (as Americans) don’t get that.”

Islam is an “all-encompassing ideology”? And Christianity isn’t? This from Rick “Man on Dog” Santorum? Indeed, the former senator seemed to imply that Christianity is “just something you do on Sunday,” whereas Islam is a faith tradition that believers carry throughout the week.

I wonder if Santorum realizes how ridiculous this sounds coming from him. For that matter, I wonder whether Santorum’s religious right buddies agree that Christianity is not “all-encompassing.”


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