Evangelist Franklin Graham responded to Thursday's shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by proclaiming that America is "under attack by Muslims at home and abroad" and proposing that America "stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S." until the ongoing terror threat subsides.
Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Friday that Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the 24-year-old man who police say was responsible for the deadly shooting that killed five U.S. service members, is a "radical Muslim whose family was allowed to immigrate to this country from Kuwait."
He then proceeded to issue his controversial proposal.
"We are under attack by Muslims at home and abroad. We should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until this threat with Islam has been settled," Graham wrote. "Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized — and they do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad."
The evangelist said that the Japanese and Germans weren't allowed to immigrate to the U.S. during World War II, and questioned why Muslims are currently allowed to do so, considering the ongoing terror threat.
"Do you agree?" he asked. "Let your Congressman know that we've got to put a stop to this and close the flood gates. Pray for the men and women who serve this nation in uniform, that God would protect them."
As TheBlaze previously reported, Graham has been making headlines of late over his public opposition to the legalization of same-sex marriage and his call for the Confederate flag to be "set aside" as part of American history.