Franklin Graham may be foremost recognized as the son of evangelist Billy Graham. But the evangelist and founder of the Christian humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse has often ventures into political territory, commenting on moral, social, and political issues affecting the American people and the world.
In the wake of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, Graham is pointing the finger of responsibility at President Obama and his lack of leadership. Graham expounded in a Facebook post:
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Graham wrote, “Join me in praying for the victims and families of the Muslim terrorist attack in Belgium today.” While President Obama has been accused of refusing to call the terrorists “Islamists,” Graham has no such reservation, writing, “Islamists have told us we will see more of these attacks and we have to take their threats seriously.”
Graham also echoed Donald Trump’s calls for a temporary ban of Muslims entering the U.S. by saying, “I have long supported a temporary halt to immigration, especially for those coming from Muslim countries, until we have a vetting program that works and we can know who these people are. If we can’t get an accurate background check, they don’t come in. It’s as simple as that.”
In what may sound more prophetic than pessimistic Graham wrote, “What happened in Belgium, in Paris, and in New York on 9/11 will happen again inside our borders unless something changes because the current administration has lowered the standards and our President even refuses to acknowledge this as Islamic terrorism.”
Graham also described what he perceives as a leadership vacuum within the leadership of our government by concluding, “Our country is in trouble─we have a void in leadership. Pray that God will give us a strong leader for this nation.”
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