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4/21/2014 (2 years ago)

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'Muslims here who want to practice sharia should go back to where they came from,' he says

Reverend Franklin Graham, the son of legendary Christian evangelist Billy Graham has never been one to conceal his opinions. "We should be afraid of sharia law" in America, and Muslims here who want to practice sharia should go back to where they came from, "to those nations that recognize sharia law," Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association says.

The Reverend Franklin Graham, the overseer of the international Christian aid group Samaritan's Purse, added that Sharia law is the law of Islam, which governs public life as well as private life.

The Reverend Franklin Graham, the overseer of the international Christian aid group Samaritan's Purse, added that Sharia law is the law of Islam, which governs public life as well as private life.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/21/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Franklin Graham, Islam, Sharia law, same-sex marriage


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Graham was asked, "Some say you demonize Islam, and Christians in this country have opposed building a mosque or are worried about Sharia law. Isn't it -?"

Graham cut to the chase in his interview with the Charlotte Observer. "We should be afraid of Sharia law. We should be absolutely afraid of it. No question about it, because there's no tolerance in Sharia law. It persecutes those that do not believe in Islam."

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"And I would say to Muslims in this country, if they want to practice Sharia law, go back to where you came from, to those nations that recognize sharia law," said Graham. "But we have our own laws here."
 
Graham, the overseer of the international Christian aid group Samaritan's Purse, added that Sharia law is the law of Islam, which governs public life as well as private life.

"Also meaning 'path' in Arabic, sharia guides all aspects of Muslim life, including daily routines, familial and religious obligations, and financial dealings," states a backgrounder on sharia published by the Council on Foreign Relations. "Marriage and divorce are the most significant aspects of sharia, but criminal law is the most controversial."

Some of the crimes addressed by sharia include fornication and adultery, wine drinking, theft and highway robbery. Some of the punishments for such crimes, include flogging, stoning, amputation and execution. Honor killings are also widespread.

The CFR also noted, "Other practices that are woven into the sharia debate, such as female genital mutilation, adolescent marriages, polygamy, and gender-biased inheritance rules, elicit as much controversy."

Reverend Graham was asked about his own Biblically based opposition to homosexual "marriage."

"Opposing same-sex marriage because it's the Bible - I'm trying to say, that is a religious law too, isn't it, that we should not let gays and lesbians get married because the Bible says they shouldn't be?" the reporter asked.

Graham said, "I believe the Bible from cover to cover. I believe the Old Testament, as well as the New Testament." The 61-year-old Graham, 61, is faithfully married, has five children, and lives in Boone, North Carolina. He is widely respected across denominational lines within Christian circles.

However, Graham is an evangelical protestant and did not take the time to make the essential argument to defend marriage - one which a Catholic or other classical Christian would always make. That is that marriage as between one man and one woman is also revealed by the Natural Moral Law, knowable by reason. That is why that definition of marriage has long been accepted across cultural, nation and religious lines.

Efforts to compare the Christian and Jewish insistence on the definition of marriage and the imposition of Sharia law by force in some Nations are usually made by people who do not understand the major differences in the three major world religions or by those who oppose the Jewish and Christian vision of the human person, marriage and the good society.

In addition, the reporter did not leave room in the interview to ask Graham another essential question - would he impose the Bible on all men and women? The answer would have been NO. This reveals the huge distinction between militant forms of Islam and Christianity. Coercion  is antithetical to Christianity. It is at the heart of many views of Islam.

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