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Rev. Graham: Holocaust Could Reoccur -- Antisemitism on Rise From Muslim Immigrants

Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman | April 17, 2015 | 12:42 PM EDT

Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 15-16 was created to honor the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, and although WWII ended in 1945 a second holocaust could occur given the alarming rise of anti-semitism in Europe and the United States "coming from the influx of Muslim immigrants" over the last few decades, said Rev. Franklin Graham.

"This is a poison," he added, quoting Muslims on TV shouting, "Hitler should have finished the job!"

An April 16, 2015 Facebook post by Rev. Franklin Graham.

"Have we learned anything from history?" asked Rev. Graham in an Apr. 16 post 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," said Rev. Graham. Could the holocaust be repeated? I'm afraid so."

"Anti-Semitism is at the highest levels since the late 1930s," he said. "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," said Rev. Graham. "Muslims have been on TV in Europe spouting 'Hitler should have finished the job!' Have we learned anything from history?"

In a later Facebook post, also on April 16, the reverend wrote, "It seems as though America’s current policies toward Iran might be enabling the rebirth of the Persian Empire. This could threaten the entire Middle East, from Europe to the borders of India, and is a direct threat to the national security of Israel.

An April 16, 2015 Facebook post by Rev. Franklin Graham.

"Prime Minister Netanyahu says the Iran nuclear deal shows that the world hasn’t learned from the Holocaust."

In January of this year, USA Today reported that Jews have been fleeing France in droves for the last few years, many of them moving to Israel. The reason? Ever-increasing anti-Semitism in France and Europe overall, largely coming from Muslim immigrants.

An estimated 22,000 Jews are calculated to have left France for Israel between 2012 and 2015.

"French Jews are leaving for two main reasons: because they don't feel welcome, and because they don't feel safe," said USA Today.  "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."

Muslims praying in the street in Paris, France. (AP)

"And they don't feel safe because of attacks on Jews," said the newspaper. "As the Chief Rabbi of France,Haim Korsia, notes, it's not just last week's attacks on a Kosher deli and on the Charlie Hebdo news weekly: 'Jews have been killed and there were the shootings in Toulouse and in Brussels. In general, Jews feel vulnerable in our society. The Jews who were murdered were targeted specifically because they were Jewish.'"

In addition to fleeing to Israel, many Jews are "leaving for Britain, America and Canada," said USA Today.

Franklin Graham, 62, runs the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and is president of the international relief group Samaritan’s Purse. His father, evangelist Billy Graham, is 96 and doing fairly well, according to reports, residing at his home in Montreat, N.C.

Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman

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