Washington: Sharing a controversial viewpoint on a religion, President of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Franklin Graham on Wednesday made some remarks against Islam, triggering a debate on Twitter.
Through his official Twitter handle, Graham tweeted, “Islam is not just a threat to Christians, but it’s a threat to Jews, to Hindus, to anyone—anywhere—who is a nonbeliever in their god.”
Islam isn’t just a threat to Christians, but it’s a threat to Jews, to Hindus, to anyone—anywhere—who is a nonbeliever in their god.
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) May 3, 2016
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. The organization serves the church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, says the organisation's website.
Graham serves as President and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
As soon as his remarks went public, it triggered a storm on the social media website. Here's how Twitterati reacted to it:
@Franklin_Graham stirring up some vile Islamophobia is what you do when you're not spreading hatred of lgbt folks. What kinda "christian"...
— Christina Hare (@iamthehare) May 3, 2016
@Franklin_Graham This tweet shows immense religious ignorance. A shameful disgrace to the Graham name. Better ways to get this point made.
— StepDaddyMichael (@pickupthepoop) May 3, 2016
@Franklin_Graham Your self-description as "nonbeliever in their god" tells it all. May be you should first be a believer of yours instead?
— Vijay Kumar (@m_vijayakumar) May 4, 2016
— Mollie Bly (@MollieBly) May 3, 2016