By Hamish Balfour
Televangelist Pat Robertson has urged all Christians to vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying he is the only person who can stand against Islamic world domination.
“We need a strong man like Trump to stand up to the demonic forces of Islam, which threaten to take over the world,” said Robertson during an appearance on “The 700 Club.”
Trump has promised to “bomb the s**t out of ISIS,” reintroduce water boarding for terrorism suspects and ban immigration from Muslim countries.
Fear of Islam and sharia law is a common complaint from the right. Conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney warned agents of the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated the government. His cause was taken up by former Rep. Michele Bachmann, who was later condemned by members of her own party for her actions.
However, Bachmann, who serves on Trump’s evangelical executive advisory board, is still warning about an Islamic invasion.
According to Right Wing Watch, Bachmann recently told radio host Jan Markell “Islam was incompatible with western civilization” and “demonic.”
“It hasn’t figured out how to behave in western civilization,” she said. “Islamic Sharia law will be the law of the land, not western civilization law. That’s really, fundamentally what this is about. Terror is just a means to get to the ultimate goal, forcing Islamic law on all of us. That means, Jan, you and I don’t have a choice, that means the European people don’t have a choice, they have to live in subjection to Islamic law. No thanks! It’s an ugly way to live, under Sharia law, nothing can be more oppressive and, in my opinion, it’s a doctrine of demons.”