‘Christianity Honors Women,’ Unlike ‘Islamic Countries Where Women Have No Rights’
In reference to the honoring of women in many countries on International Women’s Day, March 8, evangelical leader Franklin Graham said it was women who stayed with Christ at the Cross and first saw Him resurrected, and added that “Christianity honors women” but this is not evident in some “Islamic countries where women have no rights and are treated as property.”
In a March 8 post on Facebook, Rev. Graham wrote, “#ADayWithoutAWoman? I hope not. It was women who remained close to Jesus during His crucifixion. It was women who made it their priority to tend to His body after His death.”
“It was women—Mary and Martha—who were the first to see Jesus resurrected,” said Graham. “Christianity honors women and holds them in high esteem unlike some other faiths.”
“You sure don’t see that in Islamic countries where women have no rights and are treated as property,” he said.
“I’m so thankful for my mother Ruth who was tough as nails and meant so much in my life,” said the reverend. “And for my wife Jane who has been by my side, putting up with me for over 40 years.”
“Let’s turn this around—take a minute to share in the comments below about a woman who has meant a lot in your life.”
Franklin Graham, 64, is the son of world-renowned evangelist Pastor Billy Graham. Franklin Graham runs the international Christian aid group Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). He is married, has five children, and frequently preaches in the United States and abroad.
IRAQI SOLDIER: ISIS WOULD CONQUER SWEDEN “IN A FEW HOURS”
Man fighting Islamic State shocked at European country’s welfare for jihadists
March 14, 2017 by Paul Joseph Watson
According to an Iraqi soldier fighting against the Islamic State in Mosul, ISIS would be able to conquer Sweden “in a few hours”.
The account was published by war correspondent Magda Gad, who is currently covering the fight against ISIS in Iraq for the Swedish newspaper Expressen.
Gad told the fighter that some areas of Sweden are offering ISIS fighters returning from Syria housing, employment, education and financial welfare in an effort to reintegrate them into society.
Leftists in Sweden have supported such policies, arguing that it is better to help “extremists” than to abandon them. The question of whether or not letting ISIS jihadists back into the country in the first place is a good idea was not part of the discussion.
Reacting to the news, the Iraqi soldier, who “risked his life to fight against IS,” had “tears in his eyes,” according to Gad, who said the exchange represented her “worst moment” while in Iraq, and was even more depressing than being under heavy bombardment by ISIS.
Gad asked the soldier how long it would take ISIS to “take Sweden”.
“Not days. Hours. In a few hours,” he responded.
Gad went on to highlight how Sweden is a hotbed for ISIS activity. Sweden is routinely ranked amongst the top European countries in terms of producing Islamic State fighters per capita.
Osama Krayem, born in Malmo, Sweden in 1992, went to Syria to fight for ISIS in 2014 and returned to Europe posing as a refugee on a false passport. He went on to meet with Salah Abdeslam, one of the Paris massacre culprits, to help coordinate the attack.
Krayem was also involved in planning for the Brussels bombing and had intended to be the second metro bomber, but backed out at the last minute.
Ironically, Krayem had once participated in a documentary called Without Borders which was about “how to succeed with integration” of migrants into Swedish society.”
Gad also mentions Mohamed Belkaid, a 35-year-old Algerian who emigrated to and lived for several years in Sweden.
Belkaid was killed by Belgian police during the raid that led to the capture of Abdeslam, whom he was associated with. Two other suspects who escaped the raid, Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui, went on to carry out the Brussels bombings a week later.
Belkaid was part of a terrorist network in Sweden with a man called Abu Omar, whose task was to recruit and finance ISIS jihadists, an operation he ran out of two stores based in Stockholm. Omar was also linked to the Paris and Brussels attacks and is still at large.