In his late years, Rev. Billy Graham has been fairly apolitical. His
son, not so much. Rev. Franklin
Graham—after criticizing Islam as an "evil" religion—was uninvited from
speaking at a National Day of Prayer service for armed services personnel at the
Pentagon. How did he respond? By blaming the president. He told the conservative news outlet Newsmax
It seems as though Muslims are getting a pass. You
look at the violence that they've portrayed towards women. It is just
horrific if you just take women alone. I just don't understand why the
president would be giving Islam a pass. We certainly love Muslim people
but that is not the faith of this country and that is not the religion
that built this nation. The people of the Christian faith and the Jewish
faith are the ones who built America. It's not Islam.
Politics Daily columnist David Corn pause:
Imagine if a
leading American imam decried Christianity as an 'evil' religion and
then was invited to participate at a National Day of Prayer event at the
Pentagon. How would conservative pundits, shouting heads, bloggers and
politicians react? There would be denunciations, calls for rescinding
the invitation, demands for explanations from the Defense Secretary
Robert Gates, and questions hurled at the Obama.
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