Commenting on Sen. Richard J. Durbin's (D-IL) controversial Senate floor statement, in which he criticized U.S. treatment of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) television host Hal Lindsey accused Democrats of harboring sympathy for Islamic terrorists, and of "being helpful" to them. Upon announcing that he was going to "teach a little history lesson" because "it's important for our survival," Lindsey declared on the June 22 edition of his weekly show, International Intelligence Briefing:
LINDSEY: Our enemies are not just at war with the Republicans. Bullets, bombs, and shrapnel do not inquire about party affiliation before shredding their target. Most people who would do America harm would inflict it equally across the political spectrum. Their goal is to kill as many Americans as possible. But evidently the Democrats haven't grasped that yet. They apparently think that America's enemies are George W. Bush's enemies and enemies of the Republican party. That's the only logical reason I can see for them to be so helpful to our Muslim enemies. There seems to be a prevailing world view among those on the left, that anybody who hates Republicans can't be all that bad -- even terrorists.
Lindsey's International Intelligence Briefing is broadcast by TBN, the world's largest Christian television network. Based in Santa Ana, California, and owned by Jan and Paul Crouch, the network claims it is carried by more than 5,000 stations around the world. Lindsey also writes a weekly column for the conservative website WorldNetDaily.com and is the author of several books on Biblical prophecy, including The Late Great Planet Earth.