Franklin Graham addresses the crowd during his Decision America Tour.
by Mark Woods:
Franklin Graham, who heads Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham
Evangelistic Association, has launched another attack on Islam in an
interview with a conservative Christian news channel and condemned
President Obama's plans to increase the number of refugees given shelter
in the US.
Graham has regularly made headlines for his trenchant views on Islam. In an interview on
the Christian Broadcasting Network reported by CNS he spoke of the
oppressive nature of Islam, saying: "This is Islam: They persecute the
Church, they persecute Christians."
He spoke of the atrocities committed by Islamic State as committed by
"the Sunnis", saying: "The Sunnis persecute the Christians. We see in
Syria and Iraq where they cut the heads off Christians, they rape the
women, take them as sex slaves."
He continued: "They take the Yazidis, the minorities, and they do the
same thing. They kill the men but take the women to have sex with them.
And then after they have used them for a number of months, they're so
distraught mentally and physically that then they may let them go or
they may kill them."
He referred to US ally Saudi Arabia and the stringent rules about the observance of other religions in the Kingdom.
"If you go into Saudi Arabia with a Bible, they take it away from
you," he said. "If you try to preach or evangelize in Saudi Arabia, they
will execute you."
Asked whether he was concerned at President Obama's desire to
increase the number of refugees coming to the US, he said: "I would love
to see those immigrants be the minorities – the Christians, the
Yazidis, and other minorities, the Assyrians, and so forth, that still
live in Syria and that are minorities, and allow these Christians and
minorities to come to this country would be great."...Continue reading...