Celebrated evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has urged politicians to stop insisting that Islam is a religion of peace in the wake of radical Islamic terrorist attacks around the world.
Reverand Graham, the son of Billy Graham, also wrote, “we are making a mistake by allowing the operation and spread of the dark and dangerous teachings of Islam.”
Citing an article written by former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright, Graham wrote, “From Bangladesh to Los Angeles, Salafis spread their violent beliefs shielded by the constitutional guarantees of free speech and religious liberty,” and added that Islamic radical beliefs “aren’t limited to only the Salafis sect.” The importing of millions of Muslims with many radical views has led to countless terrorist attacks across Europe.
Graham’s powerful teaching – on the heels of last week’s deadly radical Islamic attacks in Barcelona and Finland – included a prayer for peace in the Muslim world.
“While there are millions of Muslims who don’t agree with or participate in the violence of Islam, they can’t leave the religion because their families would be obligated to kill them. Islam reigns in lives through fear and intimidation. I pray that Muslims everywhere will come to know Jesus Christ, the Son of God who loves them and can truly set them free. The Word of God tells us, ‘So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.’”