... Graham has called Islam a "very evil and wicked religion" and said Muslims are "enslaved by Islam."
In a 2015 Facebook post, Graham called on the U.S. government to put a stop to all immigration of Muslims to the country.
"Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalised – and they do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad," he wrote...
... Pope Francis says it is wrong to equate violence with Islam, adding that "I do not believe that it is true or right that Islam is terrorist."
On a flight back to the Vatican after a five-day visit to Poland, Francis was asked by a reporter about remarks he made following last week's attack on a church in northern France in which an elderly priest was brutally murdered. The reporter asked the pope why he refers to terrorists but never to Islam when talking about such violent incidents.
Francis responded that the characterization of Islam as violent is untrue and that violence committed by extremist groups such as the Islamic State should not be attributed to the religion as a whole.
"If I speak of Islamic violence, I should speak of Catholic violence," the pope said.