Saturday, January 21, 2017

USA: A Pastor Who Said Islam Is ‘Evil’ Speaks At Trump’s Inauguration


In 2014, when asked by Christian Today if his views on Islam had changed since those 2001 remarks, Graham said “I have not changed my opinion at all.”

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: The Huffington Post
By Christopher Mathias | January 20, 2017

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An evangelical pastor who thinks Islam is “evil” delivered prayers on Friday at the inauguration ceremony for the President Donald Trump who thinks “Islam hates us.”

Rev. Franklin Graham was among the faith leaders chosen by Donald Trump -- none representing Muslims -- to offer their prayers, benedictions or other statements during Trump’s swearing-in on Jan. 20.

Graham is president of the Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He is also one of America’s more prolific anti-Muslim bigots, and his inclusion in Friday’s ceremony has saddened, but not necessarily surprised, American Muslim groups.
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A month after the 9/11 terror attacks, Graham, speaking at the dedication of a new chapel, told an audience that Islam “is a very evil and wicked religion.”

Pressed to clarify his comments by NBC, Graham said, “It wasn’t Methodists flying into those buildings, it wasn’t Lutherans. It was an attack on this country by people of the Islamic faith.”

In 2014, when asked by Christian Today if his views on Islam had changed since those 2001 remarks, Graham said “I have not changed my opinion at all.”

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 Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post


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