Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

Franklin Graham Takes Heat for Comments on Islam

Written by Rev. H.A. Bergsma
Franklin Graham is "in trouble" with political friends for comments made recently, calling the entire Islamic religion "wicked, violent and not of the same God." "I don't believe this is a wonderful, peaceful religion," said Graham. "When you read the Koran and you read the verses from the Koran, it instructs the killing of the infidel, for those that are non-Muslim." Asked by NBC News to clarify his statement, Graham repeated his charge that Islam, as a whole, is evil. "It wasn't Methodists flying into those buildings, it wasn't Lutherans," said Graham. "It was an attack on this country by people of the Islamic faith." The White House also distanced itself from Graham's remarks Friday, saying the president "views Islam as a religion that preaches peace," and that the terrorists do not represent what Islam teaches. None of the other Christian leaders contacted by NBC News, including Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, would comment on Graham's attacks. "Obviously, Mr. Graham is tone deaf in this respect," Newsweek religion editor Ken Woodward told NBC. "He's certainly not his father's son in terms of discretion." (From Crosswalk)

Franklin Graham may not have been politically correct, but the proof of his correctness can be observed all around in the world.

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