Santorum warns of "Eurabia," issues call to "evangelize and eradicate" Muslims

For the past two weeks, the entire mainstream American media homed in on newsletters published by Republican Rep. Ron Paul, an anti-imperialist, conservative libertarian who finished third in last night's Iowa caucuses. Mostly ghostwritten by libertarian activist Llewelyn "Lew" Rockwell and a committee of far-right cranks, the newsletters contained indisputably racist diatribes, including ominous warnings about the "coming race war." At no point did Paul denounce the authors of the extreme manifestoes nor did he take responsibility for the content.

The disturbing content of Paul's newsletters was a worthy campaign outrage, and one he should have been called to account for, but why did it gain mainstream traction when the reactionary views of the other candidates stayed under the radar? One reason is that Paul threatened the Republican establishment by attacking America's neo-imperial foreign policy and demanding an end to the US-Israel special relationship.

Those who pushed the newsletters story the hardest were neoconservatives terrified by the prospect of Paul edging into the mainstream with his call for a total cut-off of US aid to Israel. In fact, the history of the newsletters was introduced to the American public back in early 2008 by Jamie Kirchick, a card-carrying neocon who has said that Muslims "act like savages" and once wrote that I possessed "a visceral hatred of my Jewish heritage." Having declared former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as their favorite wooden marionette, the neocons had a clear ideological interest in resuscitating the newsletters story once Paul emerged this year as a presidential frontrunner.

Though Romney won Iowa, he succeeded by a mere 8 votes over former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. The mainstream press is now fixated on Santorum, praising him for his "authenticity" and predicting he will continue to win over "gritty Catholics," as MSNBC host Chris Matthews said today. But now that Santorum is in the limelight, he is also going to be thoroughly vetted. So the question is whether the media will devote anywhere near the same level of attention it gave to Ron Paul's newsletters as it will to Santorum's record of hysterically Islamophobic statements and anti-Muslim activism. So far, I have seen nothing to suggest that it will.

In 2007, a few months after Santorum was ousted from the Senate in a landslide defeat, he accepted an invitation from right-wing provocateur David Horowitz to speak at "Islamo-Fascism Campus Awareness Week." As I documented in my video report on Horowitz's appearance at Columbia University that year, "Islamo-Fascism" week was a naked ploy to generate publicity for the frenetically self-promoting Horowitz while demonizing Muslim-Americans as a dangerous fifth column who required constant government monitoring and possibly worse. The event was so extreme that even Jewish groups like Hillel known for promoting Zionism on campus rejected it.

There is no video documentation or transcript of Santorum's speech at Horowitz's "Islamo-Fascism Awareness" event. However, I was able to find a transcript of a speech Santorum delivered at Horowitz's invitation in March 2007. During his address, the ex-Senator declared the need to "define the enemy," but he made little effort to distinguish between the general population of Muslims and violent Islamic extremists. If anything, he seemed to conflate the two.

Here are a few of the remarkable statements Santorum made at Horowitz's event:

"What must we do to win? We must educate, engage, evangelize and eradicate."

"Look at Europe. Europe is on the way to losing. The most popular male name in Belgium -- Mohammad. It’s the fifth most popular name in France among boys. They are losing because they are not having children, they have no faith, they have nothing to counteract it. They are balkanizing Islam, but that’s exactly what they want. And they’re creating an opportunity for the creation of Eurabia, or Euristan in the future...Europe will not be in this battle with us. Because there will be no Europe left to fight."

We should "talk about how Islam treats homosexuals. Talk about how they treat anybody who is found to be a homosexual, and the answer to that is, they kill them."

"...the Shia brand of Islamist extremists [is] even more dangerous than the Sunni [version]. Why? Because the ultimate goal of the Shia brand of Islamic Islam is to bring back the Mahdi. And do you know when the Mahdi returns? At the Apocalypse at the end of the world. You see, they are not interested in conquering the world; they are interested in destroying the world."

"The other thing we need to do is eradicate, and that’s the final thing. As I said, this is going to be a long war."

The Islamophobic rant Santorum delivered at an event organized by a known bigot was no less extreme than anything contained in Ron Paul's newsletters. But don't wait for the American mainstream press to discuss Santorum's disturbing views on Muslims as anything other than proof of his "authenticity."

Comments

I believe there are strong indications of a race war already happening in the US - especially in places like New York and other liberal leaning states. New York seems to be the worst though. There's also a class war a-brewing. Will they ever explode into full blown war? I don't know, but it seems like this country is slowly being pulled to bits as people blame some other group for their own problems.

If Santorum had changed just two words of this rant; lets say Muslim to Hebrew, and Islam to Judaism, what would the reaction be?

What would happen if one started to use the words "Judao-Fascist" how fast would you be attacked?

Just wondering why "Islamo-Fascist" is okay and "Judao-Fascist" is not?

Especially since Noahide law for gentiles also calls for the killing of homosexuals and adulterers!!! AND the US government (both houses of Congress and the White House in 1991) has already proclaimed Noahide law the moral code of this nation and the world.

Why no comment of that, Santorum?

*your "mainstream media" should read "corporate media" - "mainstream media" is the Internet.
*Ron Paul has apologized for the newsletters - & LewRockwell did not write the articles
*Ron Paul wants to cut off All foreign aid - not just to Israel
*"ultimate goal of the Shia .. to bring back the Mahdi...the Apocalypse ... they are interested in destroying the world." That's true for Christians' Rapture.
Ron Paul 2012 !!!

Hum, I live in Belgium, the fact that Muhammed would be the most popular male name for newborns is a flat-out lie.

It is actually number 7!

This is quite scary as well: http://www.ocrpl.org/?p=109
A long interview with some 'Oxford Centre For Religion & Public Life', asking among others "What must be done to improve Europe-U.S. relations?"

Santorum wants to chide muslims for tactics that he specifically promotes among his Republican Evangelical followers. For example, his view on homosexuals is hardly better. Though he would protest that he doesn't actually advocate killing them, I would counter by saying his policies of socially cleansing homosexuals from the US can and will promote just that kind of response in his radical followers.

Santorum's comments are quite a bit more damning considering that he actually said them, and for what it's worth, Ron Paul has stated on the record that he wasn't aware of the contents of the newsletter.

On another subject matter; were you aware that the private corporation that counted the 2004 Iowa caucus was Israeli defence firm Elron-Voxeo? Not sure if they had the same responsibility this year. Anyways, it's something to look into.

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