Evangelist Franklin Graham is supporting Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., saying he proposed a similar measure first.
Graham wrote on his Facebook page that he’s said for some time “that Muslim immigration into the United States should be stopped until we can properly vet them or until the war with Islam is over.”
Various politicians in both political parties have criticized Trump’s comments.
But Graham says “politicians in Washington seem to be totally disconnected with reality.”
“This affects our security and the future of our nation,” he said.
” Ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, we have heard from scores of political leaders and world experts that “the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful people.” Some have suggested that as many as 99% fall into this category. Well, we don’t have to guess or estimate; the Pew Research Center has released extensive research on how Muslims in the U.S. self-identify on questions of violence—and the conclusions are frightening.
There are 1.8 million Muslim adults in the United States. Pew research released that 8% of adult Muslims in the U.S. said that suicide bombings and other forms of violence in the name of Islam are “sometimes” or “often” justified. Think about it—that’s 144,000 Muslims who openly say without hesitation that violence in the name of Islam is justified! That’s not “peaceful” and that’s not a small number—it’s about the size of the entire population of Syracuse, New York!
I’m not 99%—but I’m 100% sure of this—our nation and our politicians need to realize the dangers of allowing people into this country that are not properly vetted. “