Pat Robertson has said that President Barack Obama is "pro-Muslim."
Earlier this week, The Associated Press reported that the Obama administration had publicly criticized Israel’s plan to build a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem. "This development will only draw condemnation from the international community," an Obama spokesman said. "It also would call into question Israel's ultimate commitment to a peaceful negotiated settlement with the Palestinians."
On Thursday's episode of Robertson's show, “The 700 Club,” he claimed Obama's criticism stems from an inclination to side with Muslims.
“Like it or not, Obama’s pro-Muslim, he just is pro-Muslim because that has been his orientation in his early life,” Robertson said, adding that Obama attended a “Muslim school” while living in Indonesia as a child.
As Right Wing Watch notes, the claim that the president attended a madrassa as a boy was debunked long ago. According to a 2007 Chicago Tribune report, Obama actually attended a Roman Catholic school and then a secular public school in Indonesia.
Robertson has also accused Obama of being a "socialist" who wants to "destroy" the United States.