Rev. Franklin Graham is once again criticising the religion of Islam because of the horrible treatment it allows men to commit on women.
"Where are the Gloria Steinems, the Bella Abzugs, or even the Hillary Clintons, that call themselves champions for women's rights when it comes to the teachings of Islam? Why aren't they screaming about the way Islam treats women?" Graham asks on his Facebook page.
The evangelist is upset because Mohammad Khan Sheerani, the leader of the powerful Council for Islamic Ideology in Pakistan, has proposed that a law should be passed allowing husbands to "lightly beat" their wives should they do something that is not pleasing to them.
"Oh really?" says Graham. "According to them, that is permissible if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up per his desires, does not wear a hijab, interacts with strangers, speaks too loudly, or declines other more personal things. And get this—their proposal says using only a 'small stick' is necessary to instil fear. Somehow that's not very comforting, is it?"
Graham says Islam wants to put women "behind a veil of horror," which is the complete opposite of what Christianity does.
"With true Christianity, women are treated with dignity and respect. Jesus Christ elevated women, and if you put your faith and trust in Him, He will never let you down," he assures.
Earlier, Graham warned that Islam is not just a threat to Christians, but also "to Jews, to Hindus, to anyone—anywhere—who is a nonbeliever in their god."
"Islam is a real threat to freedom—to all those who love liberty," he says. This was his comment after the Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf beheaded their Canadian hostage John Ridsdel in the Philippines last April.
The perpetrators of the "heinous act" placed Ridsdel's head inside a plastic bag and dumped it in the town of Jolo, much to the shock of both the Philippine and Canadian governments.