Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pat Robertson-- Muslims => "some fascist group"

After this past weekend's shooting at Fort Hood by Nidal Malik Hasan, it was inevitable for some degree of anti-Muslim sentiment to emanate in its wake.  On his 700 Club TV show yesterday, Pat Robertson claimed that Islam is “not a religion,” but “a violent political system bent on the overthrow of the governments of the world and world domination." 


Here's an excerpt from the show:
"That is the ultimate aim. And they talk about infidels and all this, but the truth is that’s what the game is. So you are dealing with not a religion. You’re dealing with a political system. And I think we should treat it as such and treat its adherences as such as we would members of the Communist Party or members of some fascist group. Well, it’s a tragedy. Our hearts go out to the families who suffered. But those in the Army should be held on account for the fact they let this man loose."
Conservative commentators are ratcheting up anti-Muslim rhetoric as a result of the massacre and Robertson is simply leading the way.

*waiting on Robertson's disingenuous apology*

[Link: ThinkProgress]

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