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Franklin Graham Slams UMinn for Rejecting 9/11 Ceremony Over 'Islamophobia'

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By    |   Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 10:26 PM

The Rev. Franklin Graham slammed the University of Minnesota Wednesday after its student government rejected a resolution honoring the 9/11 attacks out of fear that they would breed anti-Muslim sentiment, saying "you'd better believe we should be afraid of Islam!"

"Islamic terrorists just killed 129 people in Paris and injured 350," Graham, who heads both the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the Samaritan's Purse global charity, said in a Facebook post. "Islamic terrorists brought down a Russian airliner over the Sinai, killing 224 people.

"Islamic terrorists, in two bombings last night and today, killed 46 and injured 120 in Nigeria.

"And let us never forget that Islamic terrorists took the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001, and injured scores at the Boston Marathon bombing.

"Not commemorating 9/11 would be like not remembering Pearl Harbor, because we don’t want to possibly offend the Japanese," Graham said. "How stupid is that?"

The university's undergraduate student government rejected the resolution on Nov. 10 over fears that it could spur bigotry toward Muslim and Middle Eastern students, The Star-Tribune in Minneapolis reports.

The annual "moment of recognition" was proposed by a member of the university's College Republicans — and the government's vote was widely slammed on social media, according to the report.

On Facebook, Graham quoted from a speech by President George W. Bush on the day of the attacks before he admonished the students: "Wake up, we live in a dangerous world."

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The Rev. Franklin Graham slammed the University of Minnesota Wednesday after its student government rejected a resolution honoring the 9/11 attacks out of fear that they would breed anti-Muslim sentiment, saying "you'd better believe we should be afraid of Islam!"
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