It is a sad inevitability that some part of the American population will respond with bigotry whenever something happens like the Fort Hood shootings. Some of it is profiteering by right-wing political factions [see photo right], and some results from the background radiation of bigotry in the population.
One particularly egregious case is the remarks of televangelist Pat Robertson in a commentary on his 700 Club program as reported by several news outlets including the Arkansas Sun-Times where I picked up:
Pat Robertson, the televangelist, … said last Monday that: “Islam is a violent – I was going to say religion – but it’s not a religion. It’s a political system. It’s a violent political system bent on the overthrow of governments of the world and world domination.”
So Pat Robertson thinks Islam is not a religion? I don’t think Pat Robertson’s style of Christianity is one either.
[1 John 2:18 NASB] Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.