Rev. Franklin Graham used Holocaust Remembrance Day to warn the public about Muslim immigrants.
Rev. Graham claimed yesterday on Facebook that another Holocaust could be repeated because of anti-Semitic Muslim immigrants in "Europe, the United States, and other Western countries."
Rev. Graham wrote on Facebook:
Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, set aside for the world to never forget the 6 million Jews who were slaughtered by the Nazis. Could the holocaust be repeated? I'm afraid so. Anti-Semitism is at the highest levels since the late 1930’s. This is coming from the influx of Muslim immigrants to Europe, the United States, and other Western countries over the past few decades, and they are bringing their hatred of Jews--and Christians--with them. This is a poison. Muslims have been on TV in Europe spouting “Hitler should have finished the job!” Have we learned anything from history?
There is no denying that some Muslims immigrants have made ugly anti-Semitic statements.
In 2013, The Times of Israel reported that four Muslim immigrants in the Netherlands made despicable pro-Hitler, anti-Semitic remarks to a Dutch TV journalist.
A French teacher quit his job earlier this year at a state-funded Muslim school because of the anti-Semitism that he witnessed, noted The Independent.
However, Christians in America also have a long history of anti-Semitism, which seems to linger to this day.
In 2013, a poll by the Anti-Defamation League found that 26% of Americans believe that “Jews were responsible for the death of Christ” and 30% thought that American Jews are “more loyal to Israel” than to the U.S.
Rev. Graham's own father Billy Graham apologized in 2002 for anti-Semitic comments that he made to President Richard Nixon in 1972 about Jewish people in the news media: "This stranglehold has got to be broken or this country's going down the drain,'' noted The New York Times.
However, the elder Graham's apology came with a memory disclaimer:
Although I have no memory of the occasion, I deeply regret comments I apparently made in an Oval Office conversation with President Nixon. They do not reflect my views, and I sincerely apologize for any offense caused by the remarks.