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Media Matters has the goods on Pat Robertson’s declaration that Ariel Sharon’s stroke was because:

He was dividing God's land, and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU, the United Nations or United States of America. God said, "This land belongs to me, you better leave it alone.”

Robertson also believes that "the same thing"—his god’s brutality—was responsible for the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Andrew Sullivan has the best commentary:

Here are the specific responses to Ariel Sharon's stroke by two leading fundamentalists in the world, Pat Robertson and Mahmoud Ahmedinejad. Julian cites them below.
Robertson:

"He was dividing God’s land. And I would say, Woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the E.U., the United Nations or the United States of America. God says, This land belongs to me. You better leave it alone."

Ahmadinejad:

"Hopefully the news that the criminal of Sabra and Shatila has joined his ancestors is final."

The difference, of course, is that only one of these maniacs is on Karl Rove's A-list rolodex.

I listen to Robertson—and other wingnuts—for various reasons, but I don’t understand why people believe him. Robertson hasn’t issued any statements about how much his god hates West Virginia coal miners, because that fits neither his political agenda nor that of those who fund him.

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