Conservative evangelist Pat Robertson claimed on the "700 Club" show on March 25 that liberals in America support murder and torture by Islamic extremists in Saudi Arabia.
Robertson insisted that the "so-called Left, the liberals, want to rebel against the established order" by replacing Christianity with radical Islam, reported RightWingWatch.org (video below).
"So here comes an ideology out of Saudi Arabia, from the the seventh century, Saudi Arabia, talking about persecution of women, cutting off hands, decapitating people, butchering whole populations because they happen to share a different faith and the so-called Left is saying, 'Oh, well, this is the ideology we want.'
"And you say, 'Are you crazy? This is outrageous return to barbarism. You want to turn away from your freedom that has brought this tremendous civilization to you and you want to undermine it?' Well that is exactly what the Left is doing. It is doing it in America, it is doing it in Germany, it is doing it all over Europe. This is not some crusade for freedom, it is a return to bondage."
Robertson failed to mention "liberal" groups, such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the UN Human Rights Council, which have opposed human rights violations in Saudi Arabia for years. Nor did the televangelist mention his past business relationship with accused war criminal and ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor, which was detailed by The Nation.
Robertson did complain about Lily Brandeis withdrawing an offer of an honorary degree from Brandeis University for activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali in 2014.
Hirsi Ali is a former member of the Dutch Parliament and an outspoken critic of torture and killing of women under the name of Islam.
The honorary degree was reportedly withdrawn because of Hirsi Ali's remarks about Islam in Reason Magazine 2007, "Once it's defeated, it can mutate into something peaceful. It's very difficult to even talk about peace now. They're not interested in peace. I think that we are at war with Islam. And there's no middle ground in wars," reported the Daily Mail.