Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Islamophobic remarks by televangelist

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has called on mainstream American political and religious leaders to repudicate the most recent Islamophobic remarks by televangelist Pat Robertson, who claimed that the goal of Islam "is world domination. Roberson made that claim and other anti-Muslim remarks on his Christian Broadcasting Network "700 Club" program. He told his audience: "Islam is not a religion of peace," and "The goal of Islam, ladies and gentlemen whether you like or not, is world domination."

Robertson called Islam the religion of the slavers and said Americans who converted to Islam exhibited "insanity." He also referred to some Muslims as being motivated by "demonic power in the past."

CAIR executive director Nihad Awad said the failure by mainstream religious and political leaders to challenge Robertson's Islamophobic remarks will send the false message to Muslims worldwide that the majority of Americans agree with his hate-filled views.

It is people like Pat Robertson that is creating hatred among Muslims and Christians. None of the Holy Books teaches what he is preaching. Is Robertson's holy book tells him to hate his neighbour, be it Christian, Jew or Muslim? God! have mercy on Robertson.

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