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Unruly Crowd Harasses Santorum at Penn State

October 24th, 2007 · 20 Comments

The Washington Times blog has a roundup on former Senator Rick Santorum’s speech at Penn State on Tuesday.

Rick Santorum speaks in Osmond Lab last night to a packed house. (Daily Collegian)

The Penn State Daily Collegian reported:

Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum said he wants to hear from people who disagree with him — and there was no shortage of them during a speech he gave on campus last night.

Students packed 119 Osmond to hear Santorum speak as part of “Islamo-Facism Awareness Week,” an event aiming to expose the danger that radical Islam poses to the West. The week has been met with protest from the Muslim Student Association, who announced a “Peace Not Prejudice” seminar series to counter the movement.

Santorum began his speech by acknowledging that some are offended by the term “Islamo-Facism,” but said it is misunderstood.

“What that term does is describe an ideology,” he said. “You either subscribe to it or you do not.”

However, the audience was not pacified by Santorum’s statement. Even during the former senator’s 45-minute speech, the crowd could not stay quiet, interjecting questions and corrections throughout.

The Washington Times has more on the senator’s talk at Penn State.

 This was cross-posted at Gateway Pundit.

Tags: Campuses · Penn State

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