Conservative Christian media personality Pat Robertson took the latest wave of Islamophobia to a higher level Tuesday by claiming, as he likes to do, that Islam is not a religion at all.
"Islam is a political system that is intent on world domination," Robertson said on "The 700 Club." "It isn't a, quote, religion as such. It is a political system masquerading as a religion."
This information will surely come as a surprise to the more than 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, the vast majority of whom have little to no interest in world domination.
"Christianity isn't intent on dominating and killing people -- it just isn't," Robertson continued, who has apparently forgotten the Crusades, the Inquisition and "ethnic cleansing" in the Central African Republic, among other incidents. "It's a peaceful exercise for the soul. It isn't intent on setting up a government with a specific kind of oppressive law called Sharia and territorial ambitions for the entire world."
This is not the first or second time Robertson has made his outrageous claim. He has repeatedly dismissed the faith of millions as nothing more than "a religious veneer."