MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD front group CAIR has urged President-elect Donald Trump to drop Rev. Franklin Graham from the list of those invited to pray at the presidential inauguration due to the evangelical leader’s frequent condemnation of Islam.
Gospel Herald In a statement released on Thursday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said Graham’s appearance at the January 20 event will only cause further division across America.
“If President-elect Trump truly seeks to unite our nation as he promised in his acceptance speech, he will limit the list of those offering prayers at the inauguration to religious leaders who work to bring us together, not to create divisions between faiths,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “Rev. Graham’s ill-informed and extremist views are incompatible with the Constitution and with American values of religious liberty and inclusion.” (Funny how the group intent on replacing the Constitution with Sharia law uses it as a defense for their death cult posing as a religion)
Graham, the leader of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse and the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, has been accused of “Islamophobia” and of “waging a campaign against Islam, against the rights of Muslims” by a number of groups due to his continued criticism of the religion.
In addition to calling Islam a “false” and “very evil and wicked religion”, the evangelist has said Muslims are “enslaved by Islam” and last year slammed President Obama for visiting a mosque as “the foundations of this nation have nothing to do with Islam”.
Due to the ongoing number of terror attacks carried out by Muslim extremists around the world, Graham said “Islam has declared war on the world, and it’s high time we acknowledge it and respond decisively.”
He has also suggested that American mosques could be closed and Muslim immigration into the United States “be stopped until we can properly vet them or until the war with Islam is over.”
“Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized – and they do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad,” Graham wrote. “During World War 2, we didn’t allow Japanese to immigrate to America, nor did we allow Germans. Why are we allowing Muslims now?”
Graham, who previously prayed at the inauguration of George W. Bush in 2001, will join televangelist Paula White, Samuel Rodriguez and other prominent Christian and Jewish faith leaders in offering prayers and Bible readings at the inauguration ceremony.