Televangelists Jim Bakker and Pat Robertson recently tried to lay some blame for terror attacks in the UK on the British people (video below).
Bakker told his audience on June 5 that the victims (22 dead, 119 injured) at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22 "almost cursed themselves with this concert," notes Right Wing Watch.
Bakker began the segment by complaining about a lack of manners by Americans toward President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, and then segued to the UK:
What was the name of that concert? "Dangerous Woman concert." If we could tell you what we know, and we don’t have time today, but we’re going to talk about some of those things, they literally invited these kinds of things to happen. You do not know. They almost cursed themselves with this concert. I'll tell you what, God’s not going to put up with mockery. "Be not deceived, God is not mocked."
During a June 5 broadcast of "The 700 Club," Pat Robertson opined that the British people may have a "death wish," following the June 3 terrorist attack in London, because they are supposedly following political correctness, as suggested by CBN reporter Dale Hurd, reports Right Wing Watch:
Ladies and gentlemen, you can’t keep somebody from wanting to die. You can help them get better, but if they want to die, it’s really hard. And if the Brits and other people in Western Europe want to die, if they figure that society has come to its end and they want to end it, Islam is certainly providing them a way to do it.
While hysteria seems to be gaining on U.S. airwaves, Vox reports that most people in the UK are back to life as usual, with hardly any extra police or security checks in sight.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said on June 4 that the unnamed terrorists in the London attack were Islamist extremists who were not connected to the Manchester attack:
In terms of their planning and execution, the recent attacks are not connected. But we believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face, as terrorism breeds terrorism, and perpetrators are inspired to attack not only on the basis of carefully-constructed plots after years of planning and training -- and not even as lone attackers radicalized online -- but by copying one another and often using the crudest of means of attack.