Obama Rebuked by Prominent Pastor who Concedes Islamic State IS Islamic

Prominent Christian pastor Reverend Franklin Graham essentially discarded Barack Obama’s contention that “ISIL is not Islamic” when the former took to facebook and implied that ISIL / ISIS / Islamic State / Da’ish is simply following the dictates of the Qur’an. In his post, Graham honed in on Islamic State’s enslavement and treatment of Yazidi women:

Reverend Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has sometimes criticized Islam, and in a recent Facebook post questioned whether Islam is “really a religion of peace” noting that the Islamic State, in the latest issue of its magazine, Dabiq, defends slavery and the use of women as sex slaves “as a firmly established aspect of the Shariah.”

Sharia law “guides all aspects of Muslim life, including daily routines, familial and religious obligations, and financial dealings” in most Muslim countries, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. “It is derived primarily from the Quran and the Sunna—the sayings, practices, and teachings of the Prophet Mohammed.”

In his Oct. 18 Facebook post, Rev. Graham, who also runs the international aid group Samaritan’s Purse, said, “Is Islam really a religion of peace? Islamic State justified kidnapping women as sex slaves in the new issue of their online magazine. They said that it is a ‘firmly established aspect of Shariah’ and anyone who denies this is denying the Koran.”

“These are the militants who are currently terrorizing innocent Iraqis right now and advancing throughout the Middle East,” he said. “Does this sound peaceful to you?”

In the Islamic State’s magazine, Dabiq, Issue 4, there is an article about the treatment of the Yazidis in Iraq, a people the Islamic State describes as a “pagan minority.”

The article says that for the Yazidis, “their women could be enslaved” and “after capture, the Yazidi women and children were then divided according to the Shariah amongst the fighters of the Islamic State who participated in the Sinjar operations [in northern Iraq], after one fifth of the slaves were transferred to the Islamic State’s authority to be divided as khums.”

“The enslaved Yazidi families are now sold by the Islamic State soldiers as the mushrikin were sold by the Companions before them,” reads the article.

As far as Islam taking women as slaves from lands it conquers, here is a clip from protests in London in early 2006 over the Mohammed cartoons from Denmark, long before ISIS was created. Listen to what this guy says should be done with Denmark women:


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