The Rev. Franklin Graham has said that Shariah law should be banned in the U.S., pointing to the various human rights abuses committed by terror group ISIS in its implementation of the Islamic law. Graham noted that the law has lead to persecution of Christians and other minorities, the oppression of women, and the torture and killing of gay people.
Graham shared a link on Thursday on his Facebook page to a recent BBC News report documenting oppression in the Iraqi city of Mosul captured by ISIS, and said:
“This is a vivid reminder of why Shariah law should be banned in the U.S. and all countries that cherish freedom and liberty. Some western governments are actually considering allowing Sharia law in certain Muslim communities in their countries — can you believe it?” Graham continued.
“ISIS is imposing Shariah law on hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Syrians who want to be free. Women are oppressed, Christians and minorities are persecuted and murdered, homosexuals are tortured and killed.”
The U.N. and human rights agencies around the world have reported numerous times on the atrocities committed by ISIS. Christians have been told to convert to Islam, pay a tax, or be killed for their faith; women have been used as sex slaves; while gay people have been stoned to death or thrown off buildings.
The BBC report, which included secretly filmed videos, has detailed the way residents in ISIS-occupied cities are living “in fear of punishment” due to the terror group’s “extreme interpretation of Islamic law.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post