On this National Day of Prayer, Dr. Franklin Graham is praying at the National Day of Prayer event in the Cannon Caucus Room -- where, incidentally, Hillary Clinton was a staffer while President Richard Nixon's Watergate investigation leading to his resignation was being conducted -- right across the street from the United States Capitol Building.
Just a couple weeks before today's event, a radical terrorist-supporting group called the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), forced the Obama Administration and his Defense Department to disinvite Dr. Franklin Graham to the National Day of Prayer event in the Pentagon.
This radical Islamic group had even demanded that the organizers of the National Day of Prayer event in the Cannon Caucus Room today disinvite Dr. Graham. These Islamists at CAIR are furious that Dr. Franklin Graham, and his father, Billy Graham, are both unapologetic that "only Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life."
Thankfully, Mrs. Shirley Dobson, one of the founders of the National Day of Prayer event on Capitol Hill, rejected this preposterous demand by CAIR saying that Dr. Franklin Graham is a "well-respected public figure and humanitarian" and that CAIR's demand that he be disinvited is "ridiculous."
Mrs. Dobson also said: "Moves to exclude any member of this great family from this prayer event represent everything that is wrong with the agenda of political correctness that is rampant in our country." It is too bad that the politically-correct cowards in the White House and in the Pentagon do not have the courage to stand up to bullies like CAIR.
Also thankfully -- unlike Barack Obama's spineless generals and admirals in the Pentagon -- Congressman Randy Forbes, Republican from Virginia and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, stated that there is no way that Dr. Franklin Graham should be disinvited from the Capitol Hill National Day of Prayer event.
CNN reports that Congressman Forbes said: "What are they afraid that Franklin Graham's going to say? I think again we're getting to the part in the country where what I want to do is try to exclude everybody from speaking if I disagree with what they're going to say."
This radical terrorist-supporting group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, was actually founded by a guy named Nihad Awad and is CAIR's chief spokesman. He took to the airwaves gloating that his group had gotten Dr. Franklin Graham disinvited from the Pentagon event.
This same Nihad Awad was caught on the Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretaps introduced at the trials of something called the Holy Land Foundations and Awad was caught participating in a secret meeting of Hamas terrorist-supporting leaders and others in Philadelphia.
Besides starting the group CAIR, Nihad Awad was -- during the time of the federal trials in 2008 -- working for the terrrorist Hamas front-group called the Islamic Association for Palestine. His group CAIR was identified as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case which was the largest terrorism funding case in American history.
Incredibly, this same Nihad Awad is the guy who intimidated the Obama administration and the Obama generals and admirals in the Pentagon to disinvite one of the great heroes in America, Dr. Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, advisor to presidents all the way back to President Dwight Eisenhower. Shirley Dobson and Congressman Randy Forbes are to be commended for their strong support for Dr. Franklin Graham.