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Islamic rights group targets Robertson remarks against appointing Muslim judges

[JURIST] The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) [official website] has called on American political and religious leaders to repudiate remarks by evangelist Pat Robertson [official website] who said Sunday on This Week with George Stephanopoulos that Muslims should not be appointed to positions in the US government, including judgeships. Robertson is quoted as saying "They [i.e. Muslims] have said in the Quran there's a war against all the infidels... Do you want somebody like that sitting as a judge? I wouldn't." Rabiah Ahmed, CAIR's communication coordinator, commented that "[t]his type of hate-filled rhetoric deserves repudiation from all who respect America's long-standing tradition of pluralism...." Robertson has been accused numerous times in the past for defaming Muslims on his Christian Broadcasting Network program, the "700 Club." Read the CAIR news release. World Net Daily has more.

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