In reference to the shooting and beheading of 30 Ethiopian Christians
by the Islamic State as shown in a video over the weekend, as well as the ongoing threat posed by radical Islam in general, Reverend Franklin Graham said the U.S. government should “halt all immigration of Muslims” from any countries “that have active terrorist cells.”
He added that the government should also take “immediate military action” to defeat the Islamic State.
“Each day’s news seems to reveal new horrors from militant Islam,” said Rev. Graham in an Apr. 20 post
on Facebook. “Can it be that the world is no longer as shocked by Christians having their heads cut off and then ISIS proudly promoting this on video? We should continue to be horrified and nauseated.”
“We should make sure our government and the current administration recognizes Islam for the danger it is, and that they are doing all they can to work against it,” he said.
Rev. Graham continued, “Our government needs to: (1) Immediately look at immigration reform to halt all immigration of Muslims from countries that have active terrorist cells—the threat this poses to our nation is huge and could end up costing thousands of lives in the future if we don’t act now. And (2) Take immediate military action to defeat ISIS.”
“The influence of radical Islam is spreading, not diminishing,” said Rev. Graham who is president of the international Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse
The evangelical pastor also urged Americans to contact Congress and express their “concern and outrage” over the killing of Christians by Islamists.