Last week we posted a clip from “The 700 Club” in which Pat Robertson and co-host Terry Meeuwsen compared being criticized for attacking Muslims to being called a bigot for standing up against Hitler and the Nazis.
Now Chris Roslan, a spokesperson for Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network, has issued a press release claiming that Robertson never compared the fight against Islam to the fight against the Nazis:
Pat Robertson Never Stated That “Fighting Islam Is Like Fighting Nazis” As Is Being Reported Erroneously On Some Websites
Recently, CBN reported on the global expansion of Islam. To put the report into historical context, CBN cited a story in the Koran on Mohammad’s prophecy that Muslims are to conquer the two great Christian capitals of Constantinople and Rome.
Following the report, Dr. Robertson broadcast a commentary, a long-standing segment in The 700 Club newscast that offers Dr. Robertson a forum for his opinion and criticism on a wide-range of topics.
In this particular commentary, Dr. Robertson provided an example of criticism, asking whether those who criticized the Fascists, Communists and Nazis of the 30’s and 40’s would be labeled bigots today. He was raising a legitimate issue on the right of Americans to question and even criticize without being attacked or labeled.
Dr. Robertson never stated, “Fighting Muslims is just like fighting Nazis,” as was erroneously and egregiously posted on certain political Websites.
Here is the video – judge for yourself:
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?
Meeuwsen: 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? We didn’t hesitate to say the truth, tell the truth about the Nazis, tell the truth about Hitler, tell the truth about fascism, tell the truth, if you will, about communism. But, oh, it’s bigoted if you speak out against a force that is slowly but surely trying to exercise domination over the world.