15 March 2006

Robertson rages against 'demonic' muslims

Once again Christian evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson has sparked outrage by claiming that "the goal of Islam, ladies and gentlemen whether you like it or not, is world domination" and that it was "not a religion of peace". Robertson, the founder of CBN, recently suggested that American agents should assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez , and said the stroke that left Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in a coma was God's punishment for Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.

Robertson said the pictures of Muslims protesting over the publishing of cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammed "just shows the kind of people we're dealing with. These people are crazed fanatics, and I want to say it now: I believe it's motivated by demonic power. It is satanic and it's time we recognize what we're dealing with".

Of course Christianity has never attempted to conquer and convert unbelievers. Which religion was it again that Eric Rudolph said inspired him to bomb Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta on 27 July 1996? Perhaps Robertson should look more closely at his own religion before he makes sweeping conclusions about other ones.

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