Tuesday, 10 November 2009

"Islam is not a religion."

Well it would take one to know one, it seems.

From Think Progress, we learn that Pat Robertson has wasted no time in furthering his christofascist agenda.
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” ... Anti-Islam rhetoric is nothing new for Robertson. He has previously called it “a violent religion” and “a political system…bent on world domination.”

It's interesting how his condemnation of the fundamentalist islamic movement corresponds exactly to the extreme and radical political tactics that his church advocates.
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.

Robertson's acolytes and zealots are no different from the islamists that he decries, except for the god they claim, in order to run roughshod over non-believers.


KC said...

Pat Robertson should get to know some of the "radical islamists" he abhors. He may find that they have a lot of common ground on oppressing homosexuals, blasphemors, atheists, etc. etc. Same quacks. Different prophet.

redbedhead said...

Like most American rightists and political leaders, Robertson consistently projects his own disturbing views onto others, accusing them of the things that are, in reality, his own traits.
So, here we see him claiming that Muslims want to take over the world, when he is, in fact, a widely acknowledged proponent of Christian Dominionism - "the distinguishing mark of a dominionist is a commitment to defining and carrying out an approach to building society that is self-consciously defined as exclusively Christian, and dependent specifically on the work of Christians, rather than based on a broader consensus."

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