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07/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Franklin Graham Prays Outside Pentagon After Being Disinvited Over Islam-Is-Evil Comments

WASHINGTON (May 6) -- Evangelist Franklin Graham went to the Pentagon this morning to pray, unbowed after Army officials told him he couldn't come inside to lead today's National Day of Prayer service because of his comments about Islam.

But he arrived in the Pentagon parking lot just before 8 a.m. EDT – his party of a half dozen people forming a circle on the sidewalk and praying with heads bowed for about five minutes.

Graham once called Islam evil. He told an impromptu press conference Thursday outside the Pentagon that he prayed for the men and women of the armed forces and that he doesn't feel his statements about other religions have been offensive.

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