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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Pat Robertson is Satanic

Or something like that.

BBC: Top US evangelist targets Islam
Tuesday, 14 March 2006

Outspoken US Christian evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson has accused Muslims of planning world domination, and said some were "satanic". On his live television programme, The 700 Club, he said radical Islamists were inspired by "demonic power".

So I guess it’s Christ’s love that inspires a desire to assassinate people.

On the programme, the 75-year-old preacher responded to a news item about the reaction of Muslims in Europe to the publishing of cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad. The footage showed Muslims screaming "May Allah bomb you! May Osama Bin Laden bomb you!"

Mr Robertson said the pictures "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".

I was planning on writing something witty here but since I’m impaired with the funny I’ll keep it simple:

Muslim Crowds Decry Cartoons, Violent Retort
Mary Jordan, Washington Post Foreign Service - Sunday, February 12, 2006

Thousands of Muslims in London and other European cities rallied peacefully Saturday to condemn both published cartoons of the prophet Muhammad and the violent reactions to them.

Abderrahmane Morabet came to the Paris rally with his (children). He said he was frustrated that only extremists seem to be shown on the evening news: "When we protest like this, nobody listens to us. They only do when embassies burn."

The BBC story continues:

He went on to say that "Islam is not a religion of peace", and "the goal of Islam, ladies and gentlemen whether you like it or not, is world domination".
You know, just like the Spice Girls.

Mr Robertson said in a statement later he was referring specifically to terrorists as being motivated by Satan.
I just love the fact that he has his own TV show but needs to release statements on what he actually meant. Now if only The 700 Club went for three hours he’d be able to get his message across clearly.


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