Monday, December 14, 2009

CAIR Plays Islamic Victimhood Over Franklin on Islam

John R. Houk
© December 14, 2009

Franklin Graham is a national evangelist that is not quite as prominent as his father Billy Graham. I say “not quite” as it is my opinion and not any scientific evidence. Franklin definitely is working his way into his father’s footsteps though.

There is one thing that does make Franklin prominent in my book though. He has taken a stand that Islam is an intolerant and evil religion. Franklin is careful to elaborate on the Christian faith to project the love of Christ for all humanity. His emphasis is that Islam teaches and promotes intolerance and acts of evil.

The distinction made by Franklin Graham is to diffuse the oft cited Muslim apologist and idiotic Leftist accusation of hate and racism. Even so this has not prevented a Leftist MSM network known as CNN to bait Franklin in an interview. Campbell Brown of CNN interviewed Franklin Graham on December 10. Here is a provocative question in that interview from Campbell Brown:

You got a lot of flak after 9/11 because you said that Islam in your view was an evil and a wicked religion. You heard the opposite from President Obama today in his speech. Was that a mistake for him to say that?

Here is Franklin Graham’s answer:

Well, the president is the president and he has to be the president of all people, of the whole nation. And we have many Muslims that live in this country. But true Islam cannot be practiced in this country. You can't beat your wife. You cannot murder your children if you think they've committed adultery or something like that, which they do practice in these other countries.

There are a few interjections between Franklin and Campbell then she asks him:

But is that all Islam means to you because there's certainly many people who, you know, define themselves as Muslim who don't practice in those extremes?

Franklin responds:

That's right, Campbell, and they would like to get out of Islam. But they cannot because –

Campbell interrupts Franklin to state:

I don't think that's true. Do you think they all want to be –

Franklin interrupts Campbell realizing the tone in her voice:

No, no. I said many of them would like to get out, but you cannot change from Islam. If you're a Muslim and you change your religion, you can be killed. Your family can kill you. They can warn you but if you don't come back, they can take your life. And that is the threat that many of these people live under Islam.

I've been working in some countries for 50 years, Campbell. And what they do to where I work in the southern Sudan where they tried to annihilate the Christians in the south, just murdered two million of them. All of this has taken place and all of it was done under the name of Islam. But there are millions of wonderful Muslim people. And I love them. I have friends that are Muslims and I work in those countries. But I don't agree with the teachings of Islam and I find it to be a very violent religion.

Well stated Franklin Graham!

However the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) disagrees with me and any sane person who reads up on Islam. CAIR defends Islam by claiming that Franklin Graham’s interview put forth “misconceptions” and “misinformation” of Mohammed’s religion. The National Executive Director of CAIR has called for a meeting between CAIR and Franklin Graham to set him strait about Islam’s true nature:

"I believe your views on Islam are unworthy of a respected religious leader and are based on misinformation and misconceptions that could be cleared up in a face-to-face meeting with representatives of the American Muslim community."

In his letter, Awad quoted the Quran, which states: "Invite (all) to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for your Lord knows best who have strayed from His Path and who receive guidance." (16:125)
(PR Newswire)

Of course Nihad Awad is full of taqiyyah manure. His organization known as CAIR is connected to one of the most violent Islamic terrorist organizations in the world. That terrorist organization is Hamas.

CAIR’s affiliation with Hamas is demonstration that Islam is a very violent religion thus validating Franklin Graham’s statements about Islam. The surah of the Quran quoted by Awad is undoubtedly from the Meccan portions. The Medina portions delivered by Mohammed are later in date. According to Islam the violent Medina surahs abrogate the Meccan surahs. Unlike Christianity and Judaism, Mohammedanism is a dualistic religion enabling contradictions to be very logical.

Loganswarning takes a quote from Franklin Graham’s interview to shore up CAIR’s misrepresentation of Islam. Franklin stated, “But I don't agree with the teachings of Islam and I find it to be a very violent religion.”

Here is just one example.

Reliance of the Traveller
A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law


O8.1 When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.

The beauty of this is that every day there are more and more of us and CAIR will not be able to keep up with us. Sorry CAIR, within the law your organization and Islam will lose!

The Reliance of the Traveller is not part of the Quran yet is a widely used and accepted Islamic treatise on living the way of Islam. Yet officially it is the Quran that carries the weight of absolute word of Allah to Muslims. With the Islamic theology of abrogation in mind one has to pay attention to the Medina surahs of the Quran.

Qur'an (2:191-193)- "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah."

Qur'an (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."

Qur'an (3:151) - "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority".

Qur'an (4:89) - "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks."

Qur'an (4:95) - "Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,-"

Qur'an (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"

Qur'an (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"
(Source: The Religion of Peace. For more Medina surahs click the link.)

So you can see for yourself that CAIR’s Nihad Awad is the one misrepresenting Islam (as is his Muslim duty to do so to kafir) and Franklin Graham is enlightening to any non-Muslim who will pay attention.

JRH 12/14/09

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