The Rev. Franklin Graham warned jihadists that the flames of hell, rather than 70 virgins, await them in the afterlife, and also described Islam as a “threat to our very life,” following Monday’s bombing in Manchester, England, which killed 22 people.
“Islam targets the weak. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the horrific carnage of Monday night’s bombing in Manchester, England, targeting children, teens, and their parents who were attending a concert. They’re proud of this despicable and cowardly act,” Graham wrote in a Facebook message on Monday.
BBC News noted that the U.K. has raised its terror threat level to “critical” following the suicide attack at the end of U.S. singer Ariana Grande’s concert, which Islamic radicals have taken responsibility for.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has also warned that the bomber, Salman Abedi, was “likely” to have been working with others in the planning of the bombing at Manchester Arena.