Pat Robertson the Christian evangelist who is George Bush's very own mad mullah
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Wednesday October 19, 2005 18:55 by Anarcho
Crazy Cleric strikes again - this time at Chavez.
A "preacher of hate" has struck again. His Medieval views on women are well known, stating that feminism "encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." He hates gays. Now he has turned his venom to advocating assassination, urging the murder of Chavez, a head of state whose policies he disagrees.
Crazy Cleric strikes again!
A "preacher of hate" has struck again. His Medieval views on women
are well known, stating that feminism "encourages women to leave
their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy
capitalism and become lesbians."
He hates gays. Now he has turned
his venom to advocating assassination, urging the murder of a head of
state whose policies he disagrees.
Is this some "mad mullah" abusing Islam? No, it is Pat Robertson,
one of the most influential Christian evangelists in the US and has
close links the Bush Junta. After the 2004 election, Robertson
proclaimed that "George Bush has the favor of heaven."
Robinson has called for the assassination of the democratically
elected left-wing leader of Venezuela. Robertson is obviously as
unfamiliar with the commandment "Thou shalt not kill" as he is with
the parable of the rich man, heaven, the camel and the eye of the
needle. The big question is, will the pundit and political classes
now call upon all "moderate" Christians to denounce this extremist?
Will high-profile religious conservatives like Bush go on record and
denounce Robertson for twisting Christianity by urging the murder of
Chavez? Will they call for his organisation to be banned? Will Blair
refuse him, and his followers, entry into the UK? Will Blair take
time to denounce the extremist Christians who use or urge the use of
It is doubtful, as Bush and Blair seems to be under the impression
Christ said "Blessed are the war makers." But by not doing so, they
expose their own hypocrisy (yet again). Thus Blair's urging the UK
Islamic community to expose and shun the extremists sits ill-at-ease
with his silence over the opinions of the American Taliban who number
amongst Bush's allies strongest support.
And Robertson's case against Chavez? This is significant, as it
shows the use of organised religion to support the interests of the
ruling elite. Chavez, according to Robertson, "is a terrific
danger." He "has destroyed the Venezuelan economy" and
will the country a "launching pad for communist infiltration and
Muslim extremism all over the continent." How atheists and
religious bigots aiming for an Islamic state would get along is left
to the imagination. However, this is not his real crime. His real
crime is that he is following an independent path. For Venezuela is
"in our sphere of influence . . . this is a dangerous enemy to our
south, controlling a huge pool of oil, that could hurt us very
badly." All in all, murdering Chavez would be "a whole lot
cheaper than starting a war."
Thus oil and imperial domination is more important than the
commandments of their god. Nice to see someone in the Bush camp being
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