Rev. Graham: ‘No Muslims Should Be Allowed Into This Country Until’ We Can ‘Fully Vet Them’
By Michael W. Chapman | December 8, 2015 | 4:23 PM EST
Rev. Franklin Graham. (FNC)
In reaction to the radical Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., involving one jihadist who entered the U.S.A. on a fiancé visa, evangelical preacher Franklin Graham said “border control,” not more gun control, is part of the answer, and added that “no Muslims” should enter America until a safe vetting process is in place.
“It’s confirmed—San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook was a devout Muslim,” wrote Rev. Graham on Facebook on Dec. 4. “Friends say he had memorized the Koran. The headlines say Farook and his wife were a couple ‘bent on jihad.’”
“President Obama and his administration are trying to blame this incident on gun control when it was caused by hate-filled hearts intent on killing infidels in the name of Islam,” said the reverend. “Take away the guns and this couple would’ve still slaughtered innocent civilians. Their apartment was a bomb-making factory!”
Rev. Graham continued, “It’s happened in France and it’s happening here. ISIS has warned us that more attacks like this are going to follow. Next time it could be a mall or a school, but until our politicians understand and admit the threat of radical Islam we’re going to have more of these horrible acts of violence.”
As for border control and screening of people seeking to enter the United States, Rev. Graham said, “Farook’s wife, Tafsheen Malik, was allowed into America on a ‘K-1’ Fiance visa and reports now confirm she had pledged allegiance to ISIS before the massacre.”
“Mr. President, we don’t need more gun control—we need border patrol,” said Graham.
“No Muslims should be allowed into this country until there’s a process in place to fully vet them,” he said. “We’ve got to turn away those who could potentially pose a threat until this war with radical Islam is over.”
In conclusion, Rev. Graham wrote, “Please join me in continuing to pray for the family members of the victims in this tragic shooting as the funerals and memorials services will begin to take place.”
Franklin Graham, 63, is the son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham. The younger Graham is the CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and he also runs the international Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse. Franklin Graham is married, has five children, and regularly preaches in the United States and overseas.