Franklin Graham takes on the Pope
Billy Graham’s son Franklin is going after Pope Francis for saying “Islam is not terrorism.”
Referring to the Pope’s recent remarks that the world is at war but it is not a war of religion, Graham begged to differ, posting on Facebook that “I disagree that it’s not a war of religion. It is most certainly a war of religion.”
Pope Francis has recently expressed his conviction that all religions seek peace, and that religious beliefs cannot possibly be the force driving Islamic terrorism. Rather than religion, the Pope pointed to economic inequalities and a misguided global economy as the dynamo behind jihadism.
In his rebuke of the Pope’s interpretation of Islamic terror, Rev. Graham said that religion “is behind the violence and jihad we’re seeing in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and here in this country.”
“It’s a religion that calls for the extermination of ‘infidels’ outside their faith, specifically Jews and Christians,” Graham said.