Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

Franklin Graham vs. the Muslims

Franklin Graham seems to have inherited all the thunder but little to none of the thoughtfulness of his father Billy. That's what critics said after they heard what he had to say amid the controversy over the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" in New York. He told TIME: "Our country was attacked politically on 9/11, militarily on 9/11 and theologically on 9/11. The Muslims began a campaign to build Islam in the U.S. after 9/11, under this banner that 'We are a people of peace.' It is a great mistake, and [Barack] Obama protects them and has gone out of his way to support Islam." Earlier he had insisted to CNN that the President was born a Muslim but that "of course, the president says he is a Christian, and we just have to accept it as that."