- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Rev. Franklin Graham said to a Fox News audience that President Obama is seriously understating the Islam tie to recent acts of terrorism around the world — but no wonder, he “only knows Islam.”

The context of the discussion was the White House’s failure to use the term “radical Islam” when describing Islamic State and al Qaeda terrorists, Newsmax reported.

“His mother was married to a Muslim. His father was a Muslim,” Mr. Graham said during an “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” interview. “Then she married a man from Indonesia. He was raised in Indonesia. Went to Islamic schools. I assume she was a Muslim. So his whole life, his experiences have been surrounded by Islam. He only knows Islam. And he has given a pass to Islam.”

Bluntly, Mr. Graham said that Mr. Obama, who has claimed to be a Christian, is “refusing to understand the evil that is in front of him,” Newsmax reported.

But his ignoring of fact comes at peril to America, the religious leader said.

“The groups are Islamic extremists,” he said. “They have already said they want the flag of Islam to fly over the White House.”


• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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