In Wake of Chattanooga, Franklin Graham Wants to Shut US Borders to Muslims

Friends embrace at the make-shift memorial set up for the victims of the Chattanooga shooting.
Friends embrace at the make-shift memorial set up for the victims of the Chattanooga shooting. (Reuters)

It's still shocking. Four members of the United States Marine Corps were killed in cold blood—and three others wounded—on our own soil in an act of domestic terrorism in Chattanooga. This kind of attack was once only seen on television shows like 24.

"Once again our country has come under attack," said evangelist Franklin Graham. "Pray for the family members of those killed and for those injured in the vicious shootings in ‪#‎Chattanooga ... What a tragedy. May the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort care for each one of them as only He can."

That was Graham's initial response. After he considered the bigger picture overnight, he went a little deeper. He noted, first, that these senseless deaths came at the hand of a radical Muslim whose family was allowed to immigrate to this country from Kuwait.

"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. Every Muslim who comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized—and they do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad," Graham says.

"During World War II, we didn't allow Japanese to immigrate to America, nor did we allow Germans. Why are we allowing Muslims now? Do you agree? 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."

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