In a recent podcast interview, evangelist Franklin Graham stood by his previous assertion that America should curtail immigration by Muslims.
“Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized,” he wrote earlier this year, “— and they do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad.”
He reiterated that belief this week, affirming that his position is justified.
When I asked him about it, Franklin Graham doubled down on his shocking Muslim immigration proposal: http://t.co/4Wm27sA8tc
— Billy Hallowell (@BillyHallowell) October 2, 2015
“I don’t care,” he said, “because what I said was true. I’m thinking of my children, my grandchildren. I’m thinking of Americans who live everyday lives, who don’t understand.”
Graham went on to cite a survey that found one in four practitioners of Islam in the U.S. support suicide bombings, explaining that allowing more Muslims into the nation would only exacerbate an already brewing threat. He also said that, instead of Obama’s plan to allow thousands of Syrian Muslims to seek refuge in America, we should be welcoming the Christians and other minorities “being persecuted by Islam” in that nation.