Franklin Graham Behind Trump on Muslim Ban

Posted: Dec 11, 2015 11:30 AM
Franklin Graham Behind Trump on Muslim Ban

One day after Donald Trump’s comments about banning all Muslims from the United States, world renowned Christian leader Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, announced his support for Trump’s plan on immigration.

He reiterated much of what Trump’s supporters claim to be a complete dysfunction in our government and disconnect with reality.

He wrote:

For some time I have been saying that Muslim immigration into the United States should be stopped until we can properly vet them or until the war with Islam is over. Donald J. Trump has been criticized by some for saying something similar. The new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said yesterday that he disagrees—saying that “such views are not what this party stands for and more importantly it’s not what this country stands for.” Politicians in Washington seem to be totally disconnected with reality.

Research shows that there are 2.75 million Muslims living in the U.S. According to a poll commissioned by the Center for Security Policy, 51% of Muslims living in America believe “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to sharia” (Islamic law) instead of the U.S. Constitution. 29% agree that violence against those who insult Mohammad is acceptable, and 25% agree that violence against America can be justified as part of global jihad. Among males under the age of 45, that number rises to 36%. And 29% of males under 45 believe that violence against America is justified in order to make Sharia the law of the land. This is frightening.

Our politicians are not listening to the truth—my prayer is that God will open their eyes. This affects our security and the future of our nation.

Even California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez says that we may not have a full understanding of how many Muslims believe that violence is acceptable to spread Islam.

“But certainly, we know that there is a small group, and we don’t know how big that is — it can be anywhere between 5 and 20%, from the people that I speak to — that Islam is their religion and who have a desire for a caliphate and to institute that in any way possible, and in particular go after what they consider Western norms — our way of life,” she said.

Is 5-20% percent really an acceptable number considering there are over one billion Muslims worldwide?