Rev. Franklin Graham: “Christians are under attack by Islam” and “radical Islam has nothing to do with it because Islam is what it is”

Rev. Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham and head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is under fire again for his attacks on Islam.


CNS News  Speaking at the  Watchmen on the Wall National Pastor’s Briefing in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Rev. Graham said,  “The church around the world is under attack. Christians are under attack by Islam.  They keep using this word ‘radical.’ It’s not radical, it’s just what it is.”

“Let’s stand up for our brothers and sisters in faith around the world who are being persecuted for their faith,” he said.  “Because if we don’t stand up for them, there’s no other voice for them.  There’s no other voice.” Rev. Graham’s remarks were part of his address “Standing Strong on the Controversial Issues,” in which he stressed the importance of pastors speaking out on controversial issues such as abortion and same-sex “marriage.”