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|Bush's preacher say's islam is 'wicked, violent’|
|11/19/01 at 07:52:23|
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Christian leader condemns Islam
Preacher Franklin Graham calls Islam
On the first day of Ramadan, Franklin Graham's comments last month about the Muslim faith
are causing problems for the Bush administration.
Nov. 16 — The Bush administration continues to be careful about what it says concerning
the religion of Osama bin Laden. However, it turns out that one of Bush’s close friends in
the American religious establishment has had some very harsh words for the Muslim faith.
There is fallout from such remarks made last month by Franklin Graham.
FRANKLIN GRAHAM is one of America’s most powerful Christian leaders. He delivered the
benediction at George W. Bush’s inauguration. His father, Billy, counseled a long list of
presidents. But now Franklin 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 an 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.”
Meanwhile, Ramadan, the holiest season of the Muslim year, has begun. Graham’s
comments came as Bush, himself a deeply religious Christian, wished the world’s 1 billion
Muslims, “health, prosperity and happiness during Ramadan.”
“Islam never teaches hatred, Islam never teaches terrorism,” says Imam Hassan
Al-Qazwini of the Islamic Center of America.
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,” says Newsweek religion editor Ken
Woodward. “He’s certainly not his father’s son in terms of discretion.”
A presidential friend and supporter now finds himself at odds with both the Muslim world
and the message from the White House.
Source: NBC NEWS
|Re: Bush's preacher say's islam is 'wicked, violent’|
|11/19/01 at 07:54:31|
|We all know this is what they think. some times they don't say it, cause they want to use us to fight and kill our brothers. rack haterid comes frome their mouths, but what is in their hearts is even worse.|
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