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On May 6, 2010 the Rev. Franklin Graham was disinvited by the Pentagon from speaking at the National Day of Prayer. According to Webster’s Dictionary the word “disinvite” means “to withdraw an invitation”. In 2001 Franklin Graham characterized radical Islam
as evil. In the coming months Graham described the attacks on black Christians in the south of Sudan. He carefully catalogued the aerial bombing of hospitals marked with the red cross, the burning of churches, the rape of women, abduction of children into slavery, the poisoning of water wells and the killing of unarmed civilians. All clear violations of the Geneva Accords. In short, he told the honest, but ugly, truth about radical Islam. And for this act of truth he raised the ire of Muslim groups in the United States. These Muslim groups pressured the Pentagon to disinvite Franklin Graham.
Then, there was Anwar al-Awlaki. In the politically correct search after 9/11 for the perfectly behaved moderate Muslim the FBI vetted and placed their stamp of approval on al-Awlaki. Within months after 9/11 Awlaki was feted at a Pentagon luncheon by the top brass of the Army. Nevermind, that 3 of the 19 hijackers attended his mosque in northern Virginia.
A number of years later he fled his native United States and took refuge in Yemen. Since then he has been a murderous mentor to Major Nidal Hasan, who went on to launch the most deadly domestic terrorist attack. Using the internet he also influenced the subway bombers in London plus the Muslim woman who stabbed the member of Parliament in Great Britain. Here in the U. S. his protegés included the underwear bomber, the Times Square bomber and the Fort Dix Five.
In Toronto Awlaki was the inspiration for a plot by 18 militant Islamics to bomb Canadian government buildings. Lest I forget, Awlaki was the evil genius behind “Inspire Magazine” a glossy Al-Qaeda publication designed as a guide for violence and mayhem. Anwar al Awlaki met his demise at the business end of a Hellfire missile delivered by a Predator drone.
Franklin Graham and his international charity, Samaritan’s Purse, has ministered to millions who are in need of food, clothing and shelter. Graham delivers aid to the distressed and poor regardless of whether they are Hindus, Buddhists, Christians or Muslims.
Now you tell me who should have been disinvited by the Pentagon ? Political Correctness is killing us. Literally.
The Scarlet Pimpernel