The Crescent Report

April 22, 2010

It’s Earth Day, But the Mouth of Rev. Franklin Graham Still Spews Spiritual Pollution!

Filed under: From the Desk of Imam Mahdi Bray — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 1:34 pm

Today is the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.  Good stewardship of the planet is not only an environmental imperative but a moral and spiritual one as well.  It’s great to see young Muslims putting their faith in action by going green and being active in environmental projects in their communities and schools.  My seven year old Zahra Bray is always saying, “Don’t pollute!  Recycle!” Check out the MAS DC Youth in action with their neighborhood green project.  Oh! Speaking of pollution, Reverend Franklin Graham is still contaminating the religious environment.  Check out Ibrahim’s piece below.  – Imam Mahdi Bray

Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: “Never does a Muslim plant a tree or a plantation from which a bird or a man or a beast eats, but that is (counted as) a charity in his favor.”

It’s Earth Day, But the Mouth of Rev. Franklin Graham Still Spews Spiritual Pollution!

As if calling Islam a “hateful” religion isn’t insulting enough, the
Reverend Graham has managed to jam his ecclesiastical foot into his
mouth yet again.  This time, in an interview on FOX news, the good
pastor slung even more venom at Muslims, when he claimed to “love” us
and offered salvation to Muslims, through Christ, as a way for us to
avoid the abomination of dying in suicide bomb explosions.

All of this is a backdrop to the most recent breaking news story about
Rev. Graham’s invitation to the Pentagon for the May 6th National Day
of Prayer.  It seems as if our war planners are getting a little
nervous about inviting him to speak there, and his invitation may, in
fact, be canceled.

Rev. Graham is not the first evangelical minister to play the “I love
Muslims but hate Islam” card.  I remember, some years ago, Reverend
Jimmy Swaggart making the same statement in a debate he had with the
late Shaykh Ahmed Deedat.  Translation: Muslims are perfectly OK as
long as they reject the “evil” religion of Islam and embrace the
“true” faith (Christianity).

But Muslims do believe in Jesus, although we do not hold Christ as
equal to the Unique Lord of Creation (Allah). Perhaps the good
Reverend might be more enlightened if he were to actually read some of
the Holy Qur’an, instead of vilifying it.  He would see that Surah
(Chapter) 19 of the Qur’an, among others, confirms the fact that
Muslims do, indeed, embrace the spirit and mission of Christ (Peace be
Upon Him), and acknowledge that Jesus is truly the Messiah sent to
humanity by God Almighty.

Thankfully, there are many former Christians, like myself, who are
Muslim now, and quite able to co-exist with our Christian brothers and
sisters in mutual respect and admiration.

I do recall, from my Sunday School days, the pronouncement of Jesus to
“Love thy neighbor”. I would suggest to Reverend Graham that perhaps
we would all be better off if those who profess love for Jesus would
actually follow his example.

See Video below –

Fox hosts Franklin Graham who attempts to convert Muslims away from “evil” Islam so “they don’t have to die in a car bomb”


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