Televangelist Pat Robertson hasn’t said much that I’ve been able to agree with in the past, but he has said a lot of things that make him look like a jackass. I see him kind of like a Bible thumping version of Rush Limbaugh.
In the past, Robertson has claimed that feminism is not about equal rights for women, but rather a “socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Robertson agreed with Jerry Falwell, who laid part of the blame at the feet of pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays and lesbians, and the ACLU for “helping to make this happen.” He warned the people of Orlando, Florida that God would respond with “terrorist bombs, earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor” because of the annual Gay Days at Disney World. Robertson also has told women that when they get married “you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that’s the way it is, period.”
But the other day Robertson finally said something that I have to agree with to some extent, when he said that Islam is not a religion, but a violent political system.
In our politically correct world, I know it’s not nice to say anything bad about anyone, because we might offend them or hurt their feelings. And I am well aware that there are a lot of Islamic people in the world who are not terrorists.
However, let’s look at some recent history. It was radical Islamic fundamentalists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993. Islamic terrorists were responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Other planned attacks by Islamic fanatics were stopped at Fort Dix, New Jersey and the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia. And two weeks ago an Army officer who was a Muslim gunned down 44 people at Fort Hood, Texas, killing thirteen of them while shouting praises to Allah.
There has been a long and ugly list of atrocities perpetrated by Islamic fanatics against American citizens in this country, many times against members of their own families, in the name of Allah. Political correctness be damned, there is a tremendous history of brutality associated with Muslims, and nobody can deny it.
Are all Muslims terrorists or evil? Of course not. But if somebody doesn’t agree with a Catholic sermon on Sunday morning, radical priests don’t issue death warrants against them. And I haven’t seen any Baptists blowing up topless bars, or Methodists murdering their daughters because they wear short skirts.
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