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Rev. Graham to Obama: How Many Americans Must Die 'Before You Understand The Threat Radical Islam Is'?

By Michael W. Chapman | June 14, 2016 | 5:21pm EDT

Rev. Franklin Graham. (BGEA)

In light of the horrific terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, Rev. Franklin Graham asked why President Barack Obama did not say it "was an act of radical Islamic terrorism," and also asked Obama "how many more American lives have to be lost before you understand the threat radical Islam is to every freedom-loving person?"

In a June 13 post on Facebook, Rev. Graham said, "I appreciate President Barack Obama speaking to the nation yesterday in the wake of the Orlando massacre. He was right in saying that this tragic shooting was an act of terror and hate. But why didn’t he say it was an act of radical Islamic terrorism?"

 
 
 

"Mr. President, with all due respect, don't forget Fort Hood; don't forget the Boston Marathon; don't forget San Bernardino; and don’t forget 9/11," said Rev. Graham.  "What do they all have in common? They were all Islamic terrorists carrying out their treachery in the name of their religion."

"Mr. President, your administration has cut our military to the bone and some experts say we're the weakest we have been in modern times," said Rev. Graham.  "It’s time we were rebuilding our military force worldwide to take on this enemy. It’s time we tighten America’s borders until we can clearly vet those we’re letting into the country."

"Mr. President, how many more American lives have to be lost before you understand the threat radical Islam is to every freedom-loving person?" said the reverend.

On June 12, radical Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen went into the homosexual club Pulse in Orlando, Florida, and killed 49 people and reportedly injured another 53 people. Mateen used a rifle and handgun. 

Franklin Graham, 63, is the son of world-renowned pastor Billy Graham. Franklin Graham oversees the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and the international Christian relief group Samaritan's Purse. He is married and has five children. Franklin Graham regularly preaches in the United States and overseas. 

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