Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Christian Taleban issues fatwa against President

No, not the President of the US; President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson has called for his assassination, saying

"You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don't think any oil shipments will stop."

Robertson's justification for such extreme action? Apparantly, Venezuela is in danger of becoming "a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism". According to the CIA World Factbook, Venezuela is 96% Roman Catholic, but why let facts stand in the way of a good fantasy? It's not as if the President does, after all...


Insert Chavez = Castro and you could be forgiven for having a Groundhog Day experience..

Posted by Anonymous : 8/24/2005 10:15:00 AM

If you went looking the the NZ political scene for a vague equivalent to Robertson, Falwell, et al, you'd have to look bryond the Brian Tamaki's and scrape around in the dregs and sewer water to come close. I think it's great that he said this, as it's being reported everywhere here, and eloquently summarises just how morally fcuked the Christian right are. For all the rhetoric about Democracy spewed forth by them, this is as extreme an anti-democratic position as one could take. Hopefully this sort of publicity will be another small episode in America awakening from its fundamentalist nightmare...

Posted by Anonymous : 8/24/2005 01:41:00 PM

Pat is just overwhelmed by his own "greatness".
Hard to see why any one donates money to him - but i guess you can fool some of the public all of the time.

Posted by Genius : 8/25/2005 07:17:00 AM

Hey to Pat Catholics are not Christian and basically are communist (it's that whole social justice thing).

Posted by Muerk : 8/25/2005 10:44:00 AM