Evangelist Franklin Graham doubled down on his immigration stance in the wake of the Paris attacks, proclaiming in a Facebook post that "Islam is not a peaceful religion" and that Muslim immigration cannot continue.
"We cannot allow Muslim immigrants to come across our borders unchecked while we are fighting this war on terror," Graham wrote on Facebook. "If we continue to allow Muslim immigration, we'll see much more of what happened in Paris — it’s on our doorstep."
The evangelist, who is president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, warned that Europe is "being overrun by young Muslim men from the Middle East, and they do not know their backgrounds or their motives and intentions."
He also said that he believes that the American public has been misled about the true nature of Islam.
"Islam is not a peaceful religion as George W. Bush told us and as President Barack Obama has said — that is just not true," Graham said. "Our president and our politicians in Washington need to wake up before it’s too late. This is not the time to be politically correct. Our nation’s security is at stake. The future of our children and grandchildren is at stake."
He concluded with a call to prayer for the victims of the Paris attacks.
As TheBlaze previously reported. Graham's comments about Muslim immigration mirror statements he recently made earlier this summer that the United States should “stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S.” until ongoing terror threats subside.
He also defended that stance in a recent interview with The Church Boys podcast.
“By letting Muslims come into this country at this time [there's] the potential for some of these people to turn on this nation for our kindness and our gratitude and commit murder,” Graham said in an interview that was conducted at TheBlaze’s New York City newsroom this fall. “And it’s not just the murder of just one or two, but it could be a large event that could take the lives of many people.”
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