Está na Folha Online – 05/01/2006 – 22h13: Pregador dos EUA sugere que derrame de Sharon foi “castigo divino”
O evangelista americano Pat Robertson causou polêmica nesta quinta-feira ao sugerir que o derrame cerebral sofrido pelo primeiro-ministro israelense, Ariel Sharon, 77, foi um “castigo divino” por “dividir a terra sagrada de Israel.” “Deus é inimigo daqueles que dividem sua terra. Deus considera que esta terra [Israel] é sua”, afirmou o pregador ultraconservador em seu programa de TV 700 Club. “A qualquer primeiro-ministro de Israel que decida dividi-la, Deus dirá: ‘Não, é minha'”, acrescentou Robertson. “Agora ele está à beira da morte”, disse o ainda pregador, referindo-se ao líder israelense. “E estava dividindo a terra de Deus” (continua…)
A notícia está em centenas de jornais… veja, por exemplo, The New York Times – January 6, 2006: Robertson Suggests Stroke Is Divine Rebuke
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 5 (AP) – The Protestant broadcaster Pat Robertson suggested Thursday that Ariel Sharon’s stroke was divine punishment for “dividing God’s land.” “God considers this land to be his,” Mr. Robertson said on “The 700 Club,” his television program. “You read the Bible and he says, ‘This is my land,’ and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, ‘No, this is mine.’ ” Mr. Robertson said he had prayed about a year ago with Mr. Sharon, whom he called “a very tenderhearted man and a good friend.” He said he was sad to see Mr. Sharon in his current medical condition. But he also said that in the Bible, the prophet Joel “makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who ‘divide my land.’ ” Mr. Sharon “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, Mr. Robertson said.
Esta outra “maldição divina” foi noticiada pelo Jerusalem Post e colocada por Jim Davila no seu blog PaleoJudaica.com: Extremists boast they cursed Sharon – By Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post)
Far-right activists took credit Thursday for the severe deterioration in Ariel Sharon’s health, claiming that a pulsa denura – Aramaic for “lashes of fire” – death curse they instigated against the prime minister in July was the real catalyst behind his current state of health (continua…)