Jake Weinraub

Pat Robertson Says Muslims are the New Nazis

Filed By Jake Weinraub | June 01, 2011 5:00 PM | comments

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Tags: 700 Club, Adolph Hitler, ken drum, Mother Jones, Muslims, Nazi, pat robertson, televangelist

Televangelist Pat Robertson spoke on The 700 Club yesterday equating Muslims to Nazis, somehow perceiving that the world "frowned upon" people who opposed the Nazi regime.

Robertson: I was thinking, you know, if you oppose Muslims, what is said? Well, you're a bigot, right? Terrible bigotry. I wonder what were people who opposed the Nazis. Were they bigots?

Co-host: Well, in that day I think they were looked down upon and frowned upon.

Robertson: Why can't we speak out against an institution that is intent on dominating us and imposing Sharia law and making us all part of a universal caliphate? That's the goal of some of these people. Why is that bigoted? Why is it bigoted to resist Adolf Hitler and the Nazis and to say we don't want to live under Nazi Germany?

Um, yeah people who resisted Hitler and the Nazis were "looked down upon and frowned upon" - by Hitler and the Nazis who hoped to maintain their regime! Robertson comparing Nazi opposition to Muslim opposition would be laughable if it wasn't so twisted, ahistorical, and prejudiced. Whose reality is he living in?

Tim Murphy at Ken Drum points to multiple other times Robertson has compared the entire Muslim people to Nazis.

Here's Robertson in 1995:

"Since the advent of the head of the Justice Department, Janet Reno, things have gotten out of control. Something is going on that is just very unwholesome in this nation....this is a shocking abuse of federal power. It is reminiscent of the Nazis. Something has got to be done."

And in 1993:

"Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians."

Also in 1993:

"When lawlessness is abroad in the land, the same thing will happen here that happened in Nazi Germany. Many of those people involved in Adolph Hitler were Satanists. Many of them were homosexuals. The two things seem to go together."

And in 1990:

"[T]he liberal media and the screenwriters...are the spiritual descendants of Goebbels and the Nazis. They're not just talking about kikes and Jews; they're not talking about, quote, 'n-----s.' They're talking about Christians now."

And in 1984:

"The state is steadily attempting to do something that a few states other than the Soviets and the Nazis have attempted to do, namely, to take the children away from the parents and educate them in a philosophy that is amoral, anti-Christian and humanistic and to show them a collectivist philosophy that will ultimately lead to Marxism, socialism, and a communistic type of ideology."

Can we get this guy off the air already?

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Funny that Robertson doesn't mention that Nazism was itself rooted in Christian fundamentalism.

Or that it is not all Muslims that want to attack America, but the ones that do are largely Muslim fundamentalists.

Or that many LGBT do not see Christianity to be a problem as much as Christian fundamentalism is.

And that the American liberal wing is very tolerant of Christianity in general, but very concerned about certain flavors of Christian fundamentalists.

And that Christian evengelicals tend to be, but are not always, also Christian fundamentalists.

And that the Isreali factions that most strongly reject peace with Palestine are the Jewish fundamentalists.

Does anyone see a pattern here?

This is like saying that all Christians are right wing nut jobs just because there are people like Pat Robertson.

Bil Browning says Pat Robertson is a demented idiot.