Globally known evangelist Franklin Graham says President Obama is so sympathetic to those of the Muslim faith, he’s actually endangering Jews and Christians, opening the doors for them to be persecuted in the United States.
“We’re going to see persecution in this country because our president is very sympathetic to Islam, and the reason I say that … is because his father was a Muslim, gave him a Muslim name, Barack Hussein Obama,” Graham said in an interview on “The 700 Club” on the Christian Broadcasting Network.
“His mother married another Muslim man. They moved to Indonesia. He went to Indonesian schools. So, growing up, his frame of reference and his influence as a young man was Islam. It wasn’t Christianity; it was Islam.”
Graham’s remarks aren’t much of a surprise to those who listen to him frequently. He’s been an outspoken critic of Obama’s presidential policies and has decried what he’s characterized as a curious White House reach-out to Muslim groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood.
“There are Muslims that have access to him in the White House,” he went on, CBN reported. “Our foreign policy has a lot of influence now, from Muslims. We see the prime minister of Israel being snubbed by the president and by the White House and by the Democrats, and it’s because of the influence of Islam. They hate Israel and they hate Christians, and so the storm is coming, I believe.”
His statements come as at least one top unnamed U.S. official told the New York Post that American intelligence and military authorities are worried ISIS is prepping for a mass killing of Christians. The terrorist group targeted several villages known for their Christian populations in Syria last week, abducting a reported 300 men, women and children.
“What is very disconcerting is that they rounded up all of these people and we know from experience that they usually kill their captives on film and in the most brutal fashion,” the officials said, according to the Post.
“Remember, they’ve already gone from beheading one person on camera to, most recently, beheading 21 people on camera. This could very well turn into an on-camera slaughter of major proportions.”