Outrage Follows Robertson's Remarks on Islam

February 22, 2002

Source: The Washington Post


On February 22, 2002, The Washington Post featured the story "Robertson Calls Islam a Religion of Violence, Mayhem." It reported that "Television evangelist Pat Robertson yesterday described Islam as a violent religion bent on world domination, drawing immediate protests from American Muslims." The article quoted Robertson: "'ladies and gentlemen, I have taken issue with our esteemed president in regard to his stand in saying Islam is a peaceful religion. It's just not. And the Koran makes it very clear, if you see an infidel, you are to kill him.' ..."Islam, he concluded, 'is not a peaceful religion that wants to coexist. They want to coexist until they can control, dominate and then if need be destroy.'"