The always entertaining, if wacky, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson declared yesterday that God smote Ariel Sharon for giving away the Gaza Strip to the Palestinians. CNN reports:
"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 [European Union], the United Nations or the United States of America,'" Robertson told viewers of his long-running television show, "The 700 Club."
"God says, 'This land belongs to me, and you'd better leave it alone,'" he said.
Robertson leaves unexplained why God didn't bother smiting the leaders of those Saracens and other Muslims that began occupying the eastern littoral of the Mediterranean Sea 12 centuries ago.