Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham and head of the non-profit Samaritan’s Purse, thinks it would be a great idea to ban all Muslims from the United States. And he justifies his position by saying it’s what we did in World War II to the Germans and Japanese.
Graham, outraged at the shooting deaths of five American service members in Chattanooga, took to Facebook and posted this pile of rotting tripe online:
So is this moron advocating that we take the approximately 7 million members of the Islamic faith we have living in the United States and imprison them in internment camps, the same way we did Japanese-Americans at the height of the Second World War?
I cannot help but notice that Graham fails to mention the terrorist acts of white so-called Christians such as Timothy McVeigh and Dylann Roof. Should we start rounding up all the white right-wing extremist young men who are a much bigger threat to our safety than Muslims will ever be? Mr. Graham would never consent to that, because then who would send him money and vote for his beloved Republican Party?
As you might expect, fellow asshats on social media couldn’t resist joining in and adding their deeply flawed opinions:
What happened in Chattanooga is tragic, horrible, and vile. But if we start to oppress a religious minority in our country and seek to turn them into second-class citizens, then we have lowered ourselves to the level of the terrorist who committed these heinous acts. We are better than that. Whether Franklin Graham realizes it or not, what he proposes is also a form of terrorism.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.