Robertson: "Muslims deal with history and the truth with violence. They don't understand what reasoned dialogue is"

››› ››› KURT DONALDSON

On the September 25 edition of the Christian Broadcasting Network's The 700 Club, following a report on a summit between Pope Benedict XVI and Muslim envoys to address tensions over controversial remarks the pope recently made about Islam, host Pat Robertson stated that "[i]t's amazing how the Muslims deal with history and the truth with violence. They don't understand what reasoned dialogue is."

As Media Matters for America noted, during a segment on the September 19 edition of The 700 Club, Robertson stated: "[W]e understand the leaders of Al Qaeda are calling for a holy war between Islam and Christianity. It's going to come, ladies and gentlemen." Other attacks by Robertson on Muslims that Media Matters has documented can be found here.

From the September 25 edition of the Christian Broadcasting Network's The 700 Club:

ROBERTSON: It's amazing how the Muslims deal with history and the truth with violence. They don't understand what reasoned dialogue is, so if the pope succeeds, more power to him, but I doubt if he's going to. And I hope he doesn't totally capitulate to these people. After all, he is the head of the Roman Catholic Church, which is a very large body of Christians, maybe as many as 1 billion. So, let us hope he stands firm.

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