Robertson's Remarks on Federal Judiciary Draw Ire of Muslims

May 2, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times,1,7606032.story?coll=la-headlines-nation

On May 2, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "televangelist and one-time presidential candidate Pat Robertson praised former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani on Sunday, saying that despite disagreements on social issues, Giuliani would make 'a good president.' Appearing on ABC's 'This Week,' Robertson — who founded the Christian Coalition — also said he would be wary of appointing Muslims to top positions in the U.S. government, including judgeships. His comments on Islam drew a heated response from Muslim leaders, who criticized them as racist and inaccurate. Another conservative Christian leader, the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, was more cautious in an interview about embracing Giuliani as a presidential candidate, but said he was inclined to agree with Robertson's view of Islam."