Franklin Graham has once again spoken out against Islam, arguing that Muslims who kill Christians are following Muhammed’s example.
In an interview with Fox News, the president of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said, "Muhammed was a man of war and he killed many people. Jesus Christ came as a man of peace and as a follower of Christ. I follow him and I want to emulate Him. But the followers of Islam are emulating the prophet Muhammed, and that's what you're seeing carried out."
Graham also suggested that Islamic extremism is true Islam, Christian Today reports.
"We have to be very careful and understand that Islam, the teachings of Islam, are militant," he said.
"There used to be large Christian and Jewish communities in Saudi Arabia. But over the centuries, they have been exterminated by the Muslims. This isn't something that has just happened with ISIS. This has been going on for centuries and has been going on in Egypt.
"When those Egyptian men [Coptic Christians] had their heads cut off, that's not the first time. That's been going on in Egypt for a long time."
Previously, Graham sent out a message to followers of Islam to accept Jesus Christ.
“I want to say something to all the Muslims that may be watching this that are confused and are afraid themselves,” Graham said in the message. “I want them to know that God loves them and that Jesus Christ died for their sins — and Christ will forgive them and heal their hearts.”
Publication date: March 13, 2015