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Santorum Targets Islam: You Never See ‘Baptist Ministers Going on Jihad’

Rick Santorum is very concerned about ISIS, and unlike President Obama, he believes they are Islamic. After all, as he told The Daily Beast, “You don’t have any Baptist ministers going on jihad.”

Santorum opened up an interview about how he believes, aside from the physical threat ISIS poses to Westerners, the current battle going on is an existential one between radical Islam and the West. And while he acknowledges there’s an internal conflict going on within the Muslim religion, Santorum believes there’s “a fundamental foundational problem in Islam of embracing issues of freedom of conscience and religious persecution.”

It should be noted Santorum’s views here very closely sound like none other than Bill Maher‘s, and these are obviously two very different men.

Santorum took a brief shot at Rand Paul, but ultimately said it’s important, above all else, for Republicans to win this November (in spite of the fact that he’s “not crazy about the positions that some of these candidates have.”)

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