Asked by Hannity if “radical Islam” was in fact a threat to the U.S., Elahi quickly answered and moved to his talking points.
“Yes, ISIS is evil,” said Elahi. “Islam is not evil. Evil is ignorance. Evil is injustice. Evil is prejudice. Evil is racism.” The definition of evil he gave was rather fascinating — he put the blame on the entire audience for not knowing that Islam is a religion of peace, even though it’s inherently not.
“Radical Islamists are evil, because they are not Islamic,” added Elahi. The millions of Muslims who have cried “Allahu Akbar” before committing egregious acts against humanity would determine that’s a lie.
Eventually, Elahi pulled out the Ku Klux Klan card, relating them to Christians (what they won’t tell you is that the KKK was actually started by Democrats and the sole reason the Republican party came into existence was to combat slavery).
At this outrageous claim, Jeffress lit up like a blow torch.
“You can’t find one verse in the New Testament that says, ‘Kill unbelievers.’ Jesus, the founder of our faith, didn’t kill anybody. But you look in the Quran, you can find thirty-five sword verses,” said Jeffress, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, author and television and radio host.