Bush Religious Adviser: Ban All Muslims – It’s O.K., We Did It In WWII (IMAGES)

Franklin Graham, a former personal spiritual adviser to George W. Bush and top evangelist with millions of followers, took to his Facebook page on Friday to say that Muslims should be treated like the Japanese and Germans were during World War II. He’s calling for an official ban to stop Muslims from immigrating, because they have a “potential to be radicalized.” He’s talking about this now because he’s apparently outraged by the four Marines and one Sailor who were killed by a lone shooter who opened fire on military recruiting offices in Chattanooga on Thursday.

While these types of shootings are certainly uncalled for and a full investigation needs to take place to determine just what exactly caused this to come about, Graham’s idea of response needs to be called out for the lunacy that it is. Franklin Graham isn’t just some guy sitting in his basement with no influence in the real world. In reality, his views have an effect on thousands each and every day; and people listen to what he has to say, whether his daily comments are right or not. In this case, they’re dangerous and downright evil.

His views have no basis in reality. He’s a Christian extremist, if anything, and more harmful to America than Muslims even.

pic via Facebook.

Pic via Facebook.

First off, some 3 to 7 million Muslims already live in this country and have been a part of America’s history since its founding. The other statistic that needs to be recognized is that recent immigration trends have not resulted in more terror attacks. If you look at the year 2000 to the year 2010, the census found that the number of Muslims living in the United States increased by about 1 million to 2.6 million – an increase of 66.7 percent. Was there an increase in terrorism because of this? No.

According to the FBI, you are more likely to be the victim of Jewish terrorism than Islamic terrorism.

Additionally, to put things in perspective, 90 percent of all terrorist attacks on U.S. soil are from Non-Muslims. But, you don’t see Graham making issues with Christians when they shoot up a bunch of black people inside a church. Even if he does talk out about it to some extent and say it’s “wrong,” he doesn’t lead to the erroneous conclusion that Christians, as a whole, should be outcast.

We’ve come a long way since WWII. While that was certainly the good war, the fight against Nazi Germany and it put an end to Jewish concentration camps that killed millions, we also did some frightening things on our own soil. What makes the United States great, is that we have a history of learning from our mistakes. We know it’s wrong to imprison a whole group of people just based on their skin color or nationality. Today that would never fly; but, Christian extremists still think this sort of behavior is acceptable and that’s frightening.

Too many Christian conservatives believe we should ban Muslims from the U.S., based on this alone and guess what? They all vote Republican. 

Mr. Graham must have a bunch of racists as followers, claiming to be good Christians, because they all came out of the woodwork with this comment of his. They blame Obama, too, of course, because he is, after all, a “Muslim.”

Pic via Facebook.

Pic via Facebook.

Another poster by the name of Cricket Rice thinks court dates need to be held within 30 days of a terrorist attack. If they are found guilty, then they need to “get a death sentence.” They are referring to Muslims, of course and not Christians. Christians don’t commit acts of terrorism (tongue in cheek). They just say stupid things like this:

Pic via Facebook.

Pic via Facebook.

Pic via Facebook.

Pic via Facebook.

The fact that this one hateful Facebook post attracted the love and adoration of so many so-called followers of “Jesus Christ” really makes you wonder who the real terrorists are. It would be an attack on our values as a nation and erase decades of social progress to say simply “we should do this because we did it 70 years ago.” We have news for you Franklin Graham and Christian conservatives everywhere: The U.S. is not going back to the days of racial segregation and gender inequality.

Unfortunately, based on a lot of the comments and sentiment coming from the right today, they would prefer this, as long as we had a “white president.”

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