Pat Robertson: Biblical violence isn’t the same as violence in the Quran

Fundamentalist host says genocide is OK -- if it's in the Bible

By Luke Brinker
Published September 22, 2014 5:51PM (EDT)
Pat Robertson
Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson wants you to know that genocidal acts in the Bible aren’t like violence in the Quran — the former, you see, were sanctioned by God, whereas the latter was commanded “by Allah.”

Answering a 700 Club viewer’s question about how she could explain that God’s ordering of genocide in the Old Testament was different than violent injunctions contained in the Quran, Robertson replied that it was all very simple.

“How can you say it’s not like the other? The other is in the name of Allah,” Robertson said.

Robertson is no stranger to Islamophobic rhetoric. He isn’t even sure that Islam merits the status of a religion, having declared that the “demonic” creed is “more an economic and political system with a religious veneer.”

Watch Robertson’s latest anti-Muslim rant here, courtesy of Right Wing Watch:

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