Rick Santorum is back.
And, boy, is he angry! The former Pennsylvania senator spoke last night at the University of Pennsylvania on terrorism and Islamic extremism, saying that liberals are downplaying a grave threat to the United States.
“The president says we’re at war with terror. Nobody wants to define who this enemy is because they don’t want to offend anybody,” said Santorum, who also spoke at Temple University.
Both talks were part of the controversial Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, organized by neoconservative writer and activist David Horowitz. Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity are among right-wing personalities speaking at colleges as part of the event.
“One of my concerns with academia is you’re not getting both sides of the debate; you’re getting one side of the debate,” Santorum said in his remarks at the Penn Hillel building.
Muslim groups have slammed Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week as racist and inflammatory. At Penn, an organization of Muslim students convinced the College Republicans, who hosted Santorum, to change the name to Terrorism Awareness Week.
“It’s a who’s-who of Muslim-bashers and Islamophobes out to demonize and marginalize American Muslims and Islam in general,” said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations. (READ MORE)