Pastor Franklin Graham tells Obama: Islam “is a false religion”

When a pastor does the right thing, I have to feature it.

This is from CNS News.

Excerpt:

Reverend Franklin Graham, son of world renowned evangelical pastor Billy Graham, said that President Barack Obama was “fundamentally mistaken” about radical Islam; questioned why peaceful Muslims do not collectively condemn jihadist terrorism; and argued that Islam “is a false religion” and that “it is impossible for a false religion to be a true religion of peace.”

Rev. Franklin Graham also cited examples from a speech he recently gave outside the White House, decrying the actions of followers of a “peaceful religion” who practice “female circumcision,” hijacking, kidnapping, “honor” killings, and decapitation.

Rev. Graham commended President Obama for sending some U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State but, citing Obama’s Sept. 24  speech at the United Nations where the president said “Islam teaches peace,” the reverend said, “I also believe our president is completely and fundamentally mistaken about the intolerant and violent nature of hardened Islamic followers.”

“For Muslims, peace comes only through submission to Islam,” said Rev. Graham in his November commentary for Decision magazine,  published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.  “When they speak of peace, they mean submission to their religion. Worldwide, tens of thousands of men, women and children have been slaughtered in the name of Allah, under the bloody flag of Islam.”

Persecution of minorities:

Rev. Graham noted the case of Pastor Saeed Abedeni, an Iranian American who is in prison in Iran “simply because of his Christian faith, beaten and tortured for the sake of Christ by the hostile Islamic regime.”

Executions:

“Mr. President, followers of a peaceful religion do not cut off the heads of innocent people in the barbaric fashion the world has watched recently,” Rev. Graham had said over the loudspeakers, addressing the president and the White House.

Kidnapping and sex-trafficking:

“Mr. President, believers in a peaceful religion do not kidnap 300 young schoolgirls as Boko Haram did in northeastern Nigeria in April and reportedly [sell] them to men to be sex slaves,” he said.  “Mr. President, no peaceful religion would tolerate, let alone practice, female circumcision, require a woman to have her husband’s permission to leave her home and take up employment, and restrict her ability to receive justice in the case of sex crimes.”

“Honor” killings:

Rev. Graham continued, “Mr. President, a peaceful religion would not condone and allow a father to drown a daughter in a swimming pool in front of the family in the name of family honor because she might have stayed out late in the evening with her boyfriend.  Mr. President, why haven’t the 3.5 million Muslims in North America rejected this gross, barbaric and despicable behavior by their fellow Muslims on American soil?”

And there is no widespread outrage among Western muslims over these actions:

Rev. Graham went on to note that the “terrible acts” he cited had not been carried out by “peaceful Muslims, but by radical extremists,” but he questioned why many, “if not most” of the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world have not condemned these violent acts. If a so-called Christian commits an act of terrorism, mainstream Christians “quickly and unanimously rise together to condemn it,” he said.

I don’t think Franklin Graham is right 100% of the time, and I don’t agree with him 100% of the time. But it takes balls of steel to say things like this in today’s politically correct culture. Got to tip my hat to him. But then again, he’s not running for office, so he can say what he really thinks. And I have to say I agree that the examples of behavior by Muslims are outrageous and immoral. And I think a lot of non-Christians are going to agree with Graham, too.

9 thoughts on “Pastor Franklin Graham tells Obama: Islam “is a false religion””

  1. I get his Decision Magazine, and it is quite good. He is equally tough on SSM and other cultural issues, and the cover of the July/August 2014 issue is titled “Cowards Destined for the Lake of Fire.” The first sentence of this article is “Heaven is not for cowards.” Here he is referring not only to apostates but to passive, Biblically-illiterate Christians who don’t have the gonads to speak out for Christ and on cultural issues in Amerika. Franklin is an edgier version of his dad, IMO, and I am quite thankful for that, and for him. It is nice to see him bring the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the White House.

    You know, it takes a real delusion for a-theists (I know, anti-Christians) and other Leftists to actually live in today’s world and think that Christians are a bigger threat to the world than Muslims. But, there you go.

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  2. “….And there is no widespread outrage among Western Muslims over these actions.”

    I think that this is a massive outrage and presents all non-Muslim Americans with a real dilemma. We just don’t know how many of the so-called ‘moderate Muslims’ would join the ‘convert or die’ jihad, given the chance. Ie: if Muslim terror gained enough momentum in our country, how many of these ‘nice Muslims’ would join up? I read experts who say that it’s the nature of Islam to hold back until they think they can win or become a majority through force.
    It’s certainly right there in their sacred doctrine. Whether ‘moderate’ or ‘extreme’, they all read the same book.

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    1. It’s typically young Muslim men with not a whole lot going on who join terrorist groups. As long as there are plenty of fulfilling jobs and marriagable women, Jihad is a non-issue, as its recruiting pool will be too busy with the work of simply surviving and raising a family.

      Young men want to do something. Anything, as long as it matters. That’s why you see so many jihadists coming out of Western Europe. There, their lives are meaningless, they want for nothing and have nothing to do. If I were that age and in their shoes, jihad would sound like a pretty attractive option.

      A case study for this phenomenon is Saudi Arabia. They have way too many ornery young men with nothing to do, so they give them a pocketful of cash, a plane ticket to some crap hole and tell them to go fight for Allah. The Saudis don’t give a rip about Jihad, they just don’t want these kids Jihading at home. So far it seems to be working.

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      1. “As long as there are plenty of fulfilling jobs and marriagable women, Jihad is a non-issue…”

        Well, that’s one more reason to vote conservative. But, I guess John Kerry thinks that global “warming” is our real threat. :-(

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        1. “But, I guess John Kerry thinks that global “warming” is our real threat. :-(”

          Of course it’s a real threat! I got like three feet of global warming in my neck of the woods last winter, and I’m probably not going to be getting much less. This is absolutely a problem!

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  3. Far, far stronger condemnation of Islam than ANY Pope I can recall. It is also condemnation for their RECENT actions and not condeming every last one of them, though they condemn every last Jew or Christian.

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