Franklin Graham: Islam is 'Wicked'

Elsewhere: Bill Richardson says Dems are 'scared' of tea party
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2010 12:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – ABC’s This Week waded into some controversial waters today with a town hall discussion on Islam, and no one was more controversial than Rev. Franklin Graham (son of Billy), who called the religion “evil” and “wicked.” Quoth Graham: “They want to build as many mosques and cultural centers as they possibly can so they can convert as many Americans as they can to Islam."

The rest of the Sunday show talk focused primarily on the midterms and the tea parties. Highlights include:

  • On CNN, John Cornyn and Bob Menendez argued over who had the upper hand in November, with Cornyn predicting a “tsunami,” and Mendez promising, “We will be in the majority in the United States Senate on Nov. 3.”
  • Cornyn also said Republicans stood united with the tea party movement, and that Democrats were just trying to “scare people” by suggesting that tea party candidates aren’t mainstream.
  • Meanwhile, Kentucky’s Senate candidates debated on Fox News Sunday, with Rand Paul slamming Democrat Jack Conway for being “ambivalent” on economic issues. Conway shot back that Paul was out-of-touch with state voters, particularly on the health care bill and illegal drugs—Paul recently said the latter was “not a pressing issue.”
  • Paul also promised he’d support Mitch McConnell for Senate majority leader, even though McConnell had backed his opponent in the primary.
(Read more Rand Paul stories.)

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