Thursday, February 24, 2011

Possible Presidential Candidate Thinks The Crusades Was A Neat Idea

Rick Santorum: The Crusades Get A Bad Rap!

google "Santorum" and look at the top return. go ahead, I dare you

"If you were worried there wouldn't be a 2012 candidate touting the pro-Crusades platform, then today is your lucky day!

"The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an aggression on our part is absolutely anti-historical," former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) told a South Carolina audience yesterday. "And that is what the perception is by the American left who hates Christendom."

Santorum's defense of the Crusades came in Spartanburg, S.C. reports Andy Barr of Politico. South Carolina is an early and important GOP presidential primary state, and Santorum is considering a presidential run.

Referring to the "American left," Santorum observed: "They hate Western civilization at the core. That's the problem." Sanoturm also suggested that American involvement in the Middle East is part of our "core American values."

"What I'm talking about is onward American soldiers," Santorum continued. "What we're talking about are core American values. 'All men are created equal' -- that's a Christian value, but it's an American value."

The Siege of Jerusalem, First Crusade 1099

"Many Muslims sought shelter in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rock, and the Temple Mount area generally. According to the Gesta Francorum, speaking only of the Temple Mount area, "...[our men] were killing and slaying even to the Temple of Solomon, where the slaughter was so great that our men waded in blood up to their ankles..."
"When the pagans had been overcome, our men seized great numbers, both men and women, either killing them or keeping them captive, as they wished."Later the same source writes, "[Our leaders] also ordered all the Saracen dead to be cast outside because of the great stench, since the whole city was filled with their corpses; and so the living Saracens dragged the dead before the exits of the gates and arranged them in heaps, as if they were houses. No one ever saw or heard of such slaughter of pagan people, for funeral pyres were formed from them like pyramids, and no one knows their number except God alone."


Anonymous Nz said...

This huge dork is obviously trying to exploit the blank Tea party slate to get back in the big game (despite his past humiliation).

25/2/11 4:14 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Astounded to see him attempting a comeback, but these blowhards live in that ego bubble. Oh what a punching bag he'll be!

25/2/11 5:40 AM  

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