RUSH: Okay, a little ISIS news, ladies and gentlemen. From the UK Daily Mail: “Islamic State Militants Have Vowed Online…” I’m not making this up, by the way. This is the UK Daily Mail. It’s somewhat humorous, but it’s actually not. Islamic State militants have vowed online to take over Rome. They’re coming after the Catholic Church. In fact, the Vatican is taking it seriously and is doubling, tripling security. But that’s not it. That’s not all. “Hapless Islamic State militants have vowed online to take over Rome — and ‘throw homosexuals off the leaning tower of pizza.”
They wrote “pizza” instead of “Pisa.”
It actually says p-i-z-z-a. “In the message posted by a confirmed Twitter account linked to ISIS, the ISIS supporter threatens to bring Sharia law to the Italian capital.” Of course, they’re just pretending to want Sharia law. They really aren’t Muslims. That’s what Obama says. Obama says they’re not Islamic. He says they’re not Islamic. (interruption) Obama’s saying it. Don’t get mad at me.
Obama says they’re not Islamic and they’re not a state and they’re not Muslims, and whatever they’re doing they’re doing is in the name of Islam but they’re not Islamic. (interruption) Why the…? (interruption) No, they are beheading people. And yes, they are setting people on fire in cages, yes. But they don’t want Sharia, and they don’t want Muslim law. It’s just what Obama says.
“In the threat posted today, Twitter user Abu Abdullah Britani [al-Sahib Skyhook], who openly publicizes ISIS activity, wrote: ‘#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome with slaughter.’ The message was soon followed by one that read: ‘#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome, we will conquer & establish the justice of #shariah. We will use your leaning tower of pizza to throw off homosexual.'” (sic) That’s just silly. The Leaning Tower of Pizza is not in Rome. It’s in Pisa. But that’s what the message honestly does say.
“In the wake of the threat, Italian security chiefs have approved plans to put 4,800 soldiers on the country’s streets and post them to ‘sensitive sites’ to help prevent terrorist attacks. Reports claim 500 will be deployed in Rome — where soldiers are already guarding diplomatic residences, synagogues and Jewish schools. … Meanwhile, the commander of Vatican City’s 110-man Swiss Guard said his forces are ready to defend Pope Francis if ISIS attempt a strike.”
So homosexuals will be thrown off the “Leaning Tower of Pizza” in Rome, according to ISIS. That… (interruption) It’s the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, yeah. But… (interruption) Why would they be…? (interruption) What you…? (interruption) Well, because they’re try… (interruption)
“Why would they be calling themselves the Islamic State if they’re not Islamic?” I don’t know. Maybe it is to fake people out. Maybe they’re just trying to give Islam a bad name. (interruption) You’re asking me? I’m not a member. Why should I speak up? I can’t sit here and explain ISIS to you. Who do you think you are, the mainstream media, and I’m some Republican presidential candidate? What do I have to explain ISIS for? I know how to play this game.