Fresh off his landslide victory in the race for Virginia governor, Robert F. McDonnell is already being forced to confront how he plans to handle his friendship with minister Pat Robertson, a longtime ally but also a highly controversial figure, once he takes office.And for all the Islamophobic trolls out there, before you come here and defend Pat Robertson, just imagine if a Muslim leader with close ties to Governor Kaine made the same comment about Christianity. How would you be reacting? Think about it.
Virginia Muslims are calling on McDonnell (R) to disavow comments made by the Virginia Beach religious broadcaster last week in response to the shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., in which Robertson asserted that Islam is "not a religion" but a "violent political system" and that those who practice it should be treated like members of a communist or fascist party.
Will Pat Robertson's Manchurian Candidate Break with Pat Robertson?
Saturday, November 14, 2009
We'll find out.