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View Diary: Thank you for calling out Franklin Graham, Morning Joe and Hardball!! (Updated) (120 comments)

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  •  I'm really struck by the way he lies (0+ / 0-)

    Forget about the mendacity, forget about the dog whistles...Graham say that "under Sharia law" you're Muslim if you're born into a Muslim family. That, more than anything else, is an out-and-out lie. Not "people in Muslim countries tend to consider you a Muslim if you're born into a Muslim family". No - he says under the law, you're Muslim.

    Now I grew up around Muslims. I heard it repeatedly - you aren't a Muslim simply because you're born into a Muslim family. It was a contrast they would draw with Hinduism or Christianity. Obviously the reality is that the vast majority of people who belong to religions do so because they were born into those particular faiths. But Graham wasn't invoking tradition, he was invoking 'Sharia law'. IOW, he was a conscious and insistent liar.

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