Reverend Franklin Graham, who runs the international Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse and is the son of world-renowned pastor Billy Graham, said that anti-Semitism is “on the rise in Europe” fueled by “Muslim Immigrants” who are pushing “their hatred of Jews and Christians.”
He also stressed that “freedom-loving people” must fight the “cancer” of anti-Semitism and “wake up and realize the dangers of Islam.”
“Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe and this is coming largely from the influx of Muslim immigrants who are importing their hatred of Jews and Christians,” said Rev. Graham on his Facebook page on Feb. 6.
“Even here in this country we are seeing this grow,” he said. “It is a poison—a cancer—to all freedom-loving people and should be stopped.”
“The enemy known as anti-Semitism is not at the gate, it has already come through the gate,” he said, “and it is time we wake up and realize the dangers of Islam.”
From 2012 through 2015, about 22,000 Jews will have fled France for Israel, reported USA Today, which is about 4.5% of France’s Jewish population.
In its report 12 days after the radical Islamic terrorist attack on the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo and the kosher deli in Paris, USA Today said, “French Jews are leaving for two main reasons: because they don’t feel welcome, and because they don’t feel safe. They don’t feel welcome because a rising tide of anti-Semitism has poisoned the atmosphere in France over the past couple of decades.”
“It’s not so much the old anti-Semitism of the pre-War variety as a new anti-Semitism brought on by a wave of Muslim immigration, though the two have reinforced one another,” said the newspaper.
Reverend Graham, 62, has often criticized radical Islam, stating that it is “a religion of war” and that, unlike Jesus Christ, Mohammed “killed many innocent people.”
On Fox’s Greta Van Susteren show, May 5, 2010, Reverend Graham said, “First of all, Greta, I said Islam, after 9/11, I said that Islam was wicked and evil. I don’t believe that Mohammed can lead anybody to God. I believe Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and life.”
“[Y]ou have to look at the religion and what they teach,” said the reverend. “What the Quran actually teaches. It says you cannot take a Christian to be your friend, you cannot take a Jew to be your friend. And Greta, if you were a Muslim and wanted to convert to Christianity or Judaism, if you did not repent and turn back to Islam, your family would kill you.”
“This is a real problem,” he said.