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Franklin Graham: 'Muslims are getting a pass'

A week after being disinvited from the Pentagon's National Day of Prayer, the Rev. Franklin Graham heads over to the conservative Newsmax to rant about it. Asked whether the incident was proof that President Obama disrespects Christians, Graham doesn't duck.

"I don't know if it's exactly from President Obama," says Graham, "but I'm certain that some of the men around him are very much opposed to what we stand for and what we believe." On the other hand, "it seems as though Muslims are getting a pass."

Graham also accepts the premise that his experience was in line with a mounting persecution of Christians. "It's coming," he says. "I think when you preach that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the light, I think we're going to see, one day, people will say this is hate speech."

What's the half-life of this story as a source of conservative outrage?

By David Weigel  |  May 4, 2010; 8:59 AM ET
Categories:  Islam  
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