Franklin Graham: Islam Puts Women ‘behind a Veil of Horror’

Franklin Graham: Islam Puts Women ‘behind a Veil of Horror’

The Rev. Franklin Graham has condemned Islam for its treatment of women, saying that Islam puts women “behind a veil of horror.”

According to, Graham responded in a Facebook post to the Council for Islamic Ideology’s recent decision to allow men to “lightly beat” their wives if their wives do something displeasing to them.

Oh really?" writes Graham. "According to them, that is permissible if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up per his desires, does not wear a hijab, interacts with strangers, speaks too loudly, or declines other more personal things. And get this—their proposal says using only a 'small stick' is necessary to instil fear. Somehow that's not very comforting, is it?"

Graham added that true Christianity treats women completely opposite of this. Jesus treated women with respect and set a precedent for all Christians to do so.

"With true Christianity, women are treated with dignity and respect. Jesus Christ elevated women, and if you put your faith and trust in Him, He will never let you down," he writes.

Graham has often spoken out against Islam. “Islam is a real threat to freedom--to all who love liberty,” he has said.

Graham is not the only one to speak out against the Council for Islamic Ideology's decision. The hashtag #TryBeatingMeLightly has surfaced on Twitter in protest of the Council’s allowing men to “lightly beat” their wives. 

Publication date: June 2, 2016