bobsheridan at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 23 10:15:50 PDT 2005
Pat Robertson has issued a call for the assassination of Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez on the ground that it is the duty of the U.S. to
stop him from making Venezuela "a launching pad for communist
infiltration and Muslim extremism," according to the Associated Press today.
I'm having trouble distinguishing Imam Robertson's fatwa from the one(s)
issued by the imams in Salman Rushdie's case for writing the Satanic Verses.
It looks like religious extremism has arrived on these shores ahead of
the Muslims; or perhaps Robertson has taken a lesson from the imam's book.
Fortunately, under Brandenburg, Robertson is protected in his advocacy
I don't suppose Robertson would consider protecting the country against
fundamentalist religious extremism by being more careful what he urges
his followers to do. Or that the White House would consider disavowing
a statement that it didn't make, but one of its supporters did.
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