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Rev. Franklin Graham: 'Islam Has Declared War On The World'

| by Michael Allen
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Rev. Franklin Graham announced on Nov. 16 that "Islam has declared war on the world, and it’s high time we acknowledge it and respond decisively."

Graham made his pronouncement on his Facebook page where he recalled various attacks by "Islamists."

"Their goal is world domination," Graham wrote. "They want to control us—they want to destroy us. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to live under Islam. I will bow my knee to no one except Almighty God."

Graham added that Americans "need to elect a president and leaders willing to take the fight to the Islamic State. We need to join forces with Russia who was our ally in WWII, France who is our oldest ally, Germany, and others to destroy this enemy. The French are already responding to Friday’s attacks, but it is going to take much more to stop them."

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Graham failed to mention that President Obama has ordered bombing raids on ISIS since 2014, noted CNN, Russia has bombed U.S. allies in Syria, according to The Telegraph, and that President Obama enlisted U.S. allies to attack ISIS back in August 2014, reported Business Insider.

Erin Miller, of the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) at the University of Maryland, told the BBC News in January that half of all terrorist attacks between 2004 and 2013, and 60 percent of fatalities from terrorist attacks, happened in predominantly Muslim countries - Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Independent recently reported on a UN study from 2014 that found ISIS was primarily responsible for killing 9,347 people in Iraq.

The UK news site also noted a September 2015 report by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization that found ISIS was mostly focusing on "sectarian" Islamic issues and that "one of the most persistent criticisms [of Muslims] was the extent to which the group is fighting against other Sunni rebels."

Quartz reported on Nov. 14, one day after the Paris attacks, that Muslim leaders and individuals condemned the terrorism.

Sources: Facebook, The Telegraph, Business Insider, CNN, The Independent, BBC News, Quartz / Photo Credit: Leszek Janczuk/Wikimedia