In Their Own Words

Rejecting Islam is insulting God. We will not allow God to be humiliated. This man [Christian convert Abdul Rahman] must die.

Cut off his head! We will call on the people to pull him into pieces so there’s nothing left.

Abdul Raoulf
Moderate” Afghan cleric

Associated Press, March 24, 2006

They [college professors] are racists, murderers, sexual deviants and supporters of Al-Qaeda. They also could be teaching your college kids.

Rev. Pat (Marion) Robertson
700 Club

March 21, 2006

The bible says that God punishes depravity first through plagues against animals and then in people [so bird flu stems from leftwing Israeli political parties “strengthening and encouraging homosexuality”].

Israeli Rabbi David Basri
Quoted by son, Rabbi Yitzhak Basri

Reuters, March 21, 2006

Had a Muslim carried out Imam Khomeini’s fatwa against the apostate Salman Rushdie, then they would not have dared discredit the prophet, not in Denmark, Norway or France [in cartoons depicting Muhammad].

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Beirut
Leader of Hizbullah

The Guardian, Feb. 2, 2006

That decision [to send troops to Iraq] has to be taken and has to be lived with, and in the end there is a judgment that–well, I think if you have faith about these things, then you realize that judgment is made by other people.

If you believe in God, it’s made by God as well.

British P.M. Tony Blair
Independent Television interview

New York Times, March 4, 2006

Q. [American Theocracy by Kevin Phillips] makes the point that members of your administration have reached out to prophetic Christians who see the war in Iraq and the rise of terrorism as signs of the apocalypse. Do you believe this? And if not, why not?

A. Hmmmmm. [long pause] The answer is I haven’t really thought of it that way. Here’s how I think of it. First, I’ve heard of that, by the way.

Pres. George W. Bush
Cleveland, Ohio

March 20, 2006
Associated Press

This is just a short note to express my heartfelt thanks to you and the entire staff of Focus on the Family for your help and support during the past few challenging months. I would also greatly appreciate it if you would convey my appreciation to the good people from all parts of the country who wrote to tell me that they were praying for me and my family.

As I long as I serve on the Supreme Court, I will keep in mind the trust that has been placed in me [expressing wish to have a personal meeting with Dobson].

Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito
Letter to James Dobson
New York Times, March 2, 2006

It is hard to believe that a Republican leadership that is constantly talking about values and about faith would put forth such a mean-spirited piece of legislation [making it a federal crime to offer aid to illegal immigrants]. It is certainly not in keeping with my understanding of the Scripture because this bill would literally criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself.

Senator Hillary Clinton
New York Times, March 23, 2006

Satan has a plan to destroy family life. . . .

And what is Satan doing in our country? Trying to erase God from public life. Of course we should say ‘Under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance whether we’re Christian or not, whether we’re Catholic or not, whether we’re religious or not, because the existence of God is a truth of human reason and every nation is a nation under God! . . .

I believe that our mission to purify the culture in the United States is down the tubes if we cannot protect marriage [by banning same-sex marriage]. I think for our country, that’s the end of it, in terms of having a Godly, decent culture.

Catholic Bishop Robert C. Morlino
Madison, Wis.
Homily, March 5, 2006

Catholic Herald, March 23, 2006

This might be our last [antiabortion] march! Our next march very well may be the March to Celebrate the Overturning of Roe v. Wade!

Steven Peroutka, Chair
National Pro-life [sic] Action Center

Washington Post, Jan. 24, 2006

We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. . . . their abode is the fire; and evil is the abode of the unjust.

The Koran, sura 3:51

Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it’s destroyed and put stress on this country. Surely he doesn’t approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We’re not taking care of ourselves.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin
Martin Luther King Day remarks

Associated Press, Jan. 16, 2006

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