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Santorum: Trump’s Muslim Ban is Not Unconstitutional, Islam is a ‘Different’ Religion

PicMonkey Collage - SantorumDuring tonight’s GOP undercard debate, Rick Santorum defended Donald Trump‘s call to ban foreign Muslims from the U.S. on the grounds that America must take greater action to make sure Islamic terrorists cannot so easily infiltrate the country.

Santorum even argued that Islamic principles are not entitled to complete religious protections due to the religion’s embrace of beliefs that are fundamentally incompatible with the Constitution.

“Islam is different. I mean that sincerely, Islam is not just a religion,” Santorum said. “It is a political governing structure. The fact of the matter is, Islam is a religion, but it is also Sharia law, a civil government, a form of government. So the idea that that is protected under the First Amendment is wrong.

While Santorum’s answer came off of a response to Hugh Hewitt on how Second Amendment rights shouldn’t be abridged for terror watch list suspects, he felt that “there has to be a line drawn” for Muslim protections under the First Amendment.

“The idea that that is protected under the First Amendment is wrong,” he said, “and in fact, the political structure is what is the big problem. The imposition of Sharia Law and adherence to fundamental Islam as practiced in the 7th century.”

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