Saturday, March 18, 2006

Franklin Graham reaffirms criticism of Islam

"The Rev. Franklin Graham, who outraged Muslims in 2001 when he said that Islam 'is a very evil and wicked religion,' told an interviewer for Wednesday's edition of ABC News 'Nightline' that he hasn't changed his mind about the faith.Asked by ABC correspondent John Donvan whether Muslim groups had succeeded in altering his outlook about Islam, Graham said 'No.

''Do they want to indoctrinate me? Yes.

I know about Islam. I don't need an education from Islam,' he said.

'If people think Islam is such a wonderful religion, just go to Saudi Arabia and make it your home. Just live there. If you think Islam is such a wonderful religion, I mean, go and live under the Taliban somewhere. I mean, you're free to do that.' "

3 Comments:

Blogger Omar Barsawad said...

I have just read your comment on my blog; you are entitled to your views and pespectives.

Just a few points I would like to make:

-All Prophets, from Adam, Abraham, Noah, Lot, Moses, Solomon, David, Jesus to Muhammad: were extraordinary people with extraordinary lives. Be it in marriege or in all personal matters.

-There was no need involving the 'Jews' in your comments; and can you define 'Jew' for me? Those whom you refer to as 'Jews' have lived for centuries with Muslims, and afterall - are cousins; desendants of Abraham. But 'Jews' can never forget Auschwitz and Dachau! It is that, they can never forget! Not some differences with Muslims.

-By the Rev.Graham picking up on some issues on Islam and declaring it 'wicked and evil' doesn't mean all Muslims are evil. I hope, that is not what he meant. It is people who are evil, not religions.

It is people who exterminated the: Indians and Aborigines and took their lands in the Americas and Australia; it is people who wiped out the original Tasmanians; it is people who enslaved, humiliated, tortured and killed African slaves; it is people who were the KKK and who did the lynchings;it is people who concocted the 'final solution' and the gas chambers; it is people who created apartheid South Africa. It is people who perpetrated - the Sebrenica and Rwandan horrors.

It is people! Evil, wicked people! Not religions! All the main world religions: Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Budhism, that of Confuscius and Zoroaster - are all noble and compassionate. If certain people from these noble religions are 'wicked or evil', it doesn't mean all are.

3:03 AM  
Blogger Conan said...

Thats right man..stick to the facts..it IS a wretched evil world-polluting excuse for a relgion. Best wishes from The Libraryguy

7:15 AM  
Blogger LD said...

franklin has it right. there is nothing redeeming about mohamadism.

12:55 PM  

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