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Saturday, 11 February 2012

Santorum and Sharia and Religious Freedom

I had posted this in January, but "it got deleted'. I post it again now, as Santorum is the only candidate who has spoken against the idea that sharia law is incompatible with our Constitution. Good article from Politico here. We must discuss this in the States at all levels of government. It is too bad that his win in Iowa came so late, as it originally caused his campaign to lose momentum. It is picking up now.



"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."

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.

Santorum had gained momentum coming out against the efforts of the Obama camp to restrict freedom of religion and conscience. This is one reason why his poll numbers are soaring. Romney can't really say much as his Romneycare has the same restrictions of conscience. Catholics need to pay attention to detail.


Another big posting day...so many important issues are coming to a head for us Westerners and Catholics.


2 comments:

New Sister said...

Remove politics from Islam and there is no more religion.
... and that from (the notorious) Karen Armstrong, in her book "Islam".

Supertradmum said...

Mohammed was an astute political leader. Nuff said...