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Allen West: Charlie Sheen’s HIV is attracting ISIS militants

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Allen West is poking fun of Charlie Sheen’s HIV positive status writing that it “may help ISIS recruitment.”

Yes, you read that correctly. Mr. Right Wing politician-turned pundit blowhard thinks a dude contracting a terrible illness is reason for more radical extremists to hop on over to the Islamic State.

“He has spent millions on drugs and prostitutes – and hush money to keep this news private, but today decided to share it with the entire world,” West wrote on his blog.

Indeed, Sheen isn’t exactly up for humanitarian of the year award and he’s not exactly roll model material considering his sexist rant against his ex-wife that rocked Twitter and his now mounting list of women planning to sue him for not letting them know he was HIV positive.

But if anyone out there is thinking, gosh, that womanizing druggie is a good reason for me to go blow sh*t up, they were probably already headed in that direction.

What Sheen may be more likely attracting is a Westboro Baptist protest condemning Sheen because, “God hates fags” and, thus, HIV.

But West didn’t just stop at his anti-Sheen rant. He used the Tuesday announcement on the “Today” show to launch an all-out attack on pesky liberals.

“In the last few months, we’ve been bombarded with symptoms of our rampant, debauched, cultural decline in the West,” West wrote.

Fair enough. We’ve got 6-year-olds being shot to death by cops, people beating grandmas and grandpas to death. We live in a world where school shootings are a near everyday occurrence. That’s certainly a cultural decline if ever there was one.

But sadly, that’s not the decline West was referring to.

He went on to condemn “Bruce Jenner” (not Caitlin) for “being celebrated with awards and magazine covers because he paid for a bunch of surgery, took a bunch of hormones and shaved his legs.”

He launched an attack on college students for “whining about free tuition” and, God forbid, hoping to have a safe campus free from overt racism.

Then there are those pesky know-nothing Democrats running for president and claiming, as West puts it, “that the biggest threat facing our lives is WEATHER (emphasis his.)”

“No WONDER (emphasis still his) the Islamists of ISIS laugh at us. No wonder they call us infidels in our land of “prostitution and vice.” No wonder they believe they can easily defeat us,” West continued.

File this in the #NotTheOnion Category. Dude is serious. Liberal college kids and climate change are serving as recruitment tools for ISIS.

In his blog rant, West even goes so far as to question whether or not all this liberal silliness is why “over half of the states in this nation have said no to accepting Syrian refugees.

If West really believes HIV positive womanizers, hippie college kids, climate change and gun control are cause for religious extremism and terrorism perhaps the government should run some of the extensive background checks required of Syrian refugees on him.

Janelle Irwin has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. She also hosts a weekly political talk show on WMNF Community radio. Janelle formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for Patch.com and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a diehard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and the ongoing Pier debacle. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also the devoted mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder. To contact, email janelle@floridapolitics.com.

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