Rev. Graham: Obama's Wrong, Islam 'Is a False Religion'

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Rev. Graham: Obama's Wrong, Islam 'Is a False Religion'

Rev. Graham: Obama's Wrong, Islam 'Is a False Religion'
By Michael Chapmann

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." saeed

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."

He then quoted from his speech on Sept. 25 in Lafayette Park, across from the White House, to raise awareness about the persecution of Pastor Abedeni and about radical Islam.

"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.

"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."

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?"

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.

Noting that President Obama said radicals such as Al Qaida and Boko Haram were guided by an "ideology" that will wither and die when exposed to the public, Rev. Graham said, "That simply is not the case. Islam is not a simple ideology or philosophy."

"It is a false religion," he said. "While it may contain some elements of human moralism, it is nonetheless guided and characterized by treacherous deceit."

The reverend, who also heads the international relief group Samaritan's Purse, said, "The blinding lies of Satan himself are the dark and sinister force ultimately behind any false religion. ... It is impossible for a false religion to be a true religion of peace, since it can never reconcile a holy God and sinful man, and it can never bring lasting peace between men or nations."

Franklin Graham is married, has five children, and lives in Boone, N.C. His father, Rev. Billy Graham, 95, is in poor health and lives at home in Montreat, N.C. Over the years, Billy Graham preached to more than 215 million people in 185 different countries, and he wrote 31 books. For more than 50 years he has regularly been ranked among one of the most admired people in the world. He will be 96 on Nov. 7.
 

Lynn

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Good for you, Rev. Graham :thumbup It's good to finally hear someone speak who is bold enough to declare it.
 

gtwilliams

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Isn't it refreshing to actually hear someone speak the truth in public? It happens so seldom now...
 

LeastOfAll

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Sorry to be a stick in the mud, but I read qualifiers in the good reverend's statements against "radical" Islam. Rev. Franklin Graham's statements seem to imply that there are good and bad Muslims. The Graham dynasty fathered modern ecumenism with the RCC.

Samaritan's Purse is responsible for great Christian missionary deeds worldwide, no doubt about it. So is Mother Teresa, the Jesuits and other renowned American evangelical organizations.

I don't question their motives or sincerity. Just their discernment.
 

twerpv

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What is truly amazing to me is that people don't already know that Islam is evil. Just look at what it has brought to the human race.
 

araj54

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Samaritan's Purse is responsible for great Christian missionary deeds worldwide, no doubt about it. So is Mother Teresa, the Jesuits and other renowned American evangelical organizations.

I don't question their motives or sincerity. Just their discernment.
:scratch: I'm sorry bro, but you lump Rev. Franklin Graham, and Samaritan's Purse in the same category as the Jesuits and Mother Teresa... and you question his discernment..... :willy:
I've seen Franklin on mainstream tv news interviews many times boldly proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, often making the interviewer cringe. He deserves our prayers and support, not our condemnation. Think about it.
 

duckdogger

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Meanwhile in the White House, a memo was issued adding Mr Graham to the list of irrational islamophobes.
 
Sorry to be a stick in the mud, but I read qualifiers in the good reverend's statements against "radical" Islam. Rev. Franklin Graham's statements seem to imply that there are good and bad Muslims. The Graham dynasty fathered modern ecumenism with the RCC.

Samaritan's Purse is responsible for great Christian missionary deeds worldwide, no doubt about it. So is Mother Teresa, the Jesuits and other renowned American evangelical organizations.

I don't question their motives or sincerity. Just their discernment.
I'm with you on this. His father Billy was and is a freemason. But people that follow him don't like being reminded of that or just aren't privy to it.
 

Elijah's Mantle

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:elmogrin THANK GOD for a man of God Franklin Graham taking a stand about Islam :(( yes folks NEXT WEEK :yeah: we are going to see and hear those who will take a stand :yeah: God has raised up pastors who will speak out the truth :(( every Christian should support this :(( some have been standing alone for to long and it is high time we as Christians start speaking out the truth and supporting pastors who do
Tune in and listen to the Bill O'reily program and hear for yourself :preach I can't wait to hear it God bless those who are taking a firm stand :pray:
 

anath

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EM, I'm uninformed as to what will be going on on Bill O's tv show. Can you please give me some info?
 

Elijah's Mantle

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Just heard it myself :elmogrin Interviews on Bill's show should begin getting announced :(( I'll see if its scheduled :elmogrin see if I can get that :thumbup
 

iSong6:3

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I'm with you on this. His father Billy was and is a freemason. But people that follow him don't like being reminded of that or just aren't privy to it.
This went from Franklin's statements in the OP to his father Billy, but just wondering if the implication is that we should be doing something different with the information you mention?
 
This went from Franklin's statements in the OP to his father Billy, but just wondering if the implication is that we should be doing something different with the information you mention?
You could research it or not. I'm just sharing what I have found out about Billy Graham. It doesn't make what Franklin said about Islam any less true. I guess I have just become a cynic when it comes to people that preach the gospel and are at the same time members of a secret society that has been proven to worship Satan.
 

gtwilliams

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I for one love the Graham family. I still watch his crusades on Saturday nights - and you gotta admit, that man can PREACH!! I also have deep respect for his son and for the Samaritan's Purse organization. As far as freemasons, my dad was one and he is a saved, Christian man. He certainly has never worshipped the devil.
 

duckdogger

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Feverpitch, as you raised the question about senior Graham's credibility via insinuation, please cite your sources to enlighten us.
 
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