TEXAS Sheriff stands by his controversial anti-Islam Facebook post following terrorist attack in Manchester

Texas Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree harshly condemned the Manchester Muslim suicide bombing, and didn’t shy away from decrying Islamic terrorism and his thoughts that Islam was at the root of the Manchester Arena massacre.

Star-Telegram Murphree of Denton County, vented his frustrations on Facebook Monday night where he warned America not to make mistakes that could put the country in harm’s way.

Murphree who criticized “the left” and “political correctness” in a Facebook post after Monday’s terror attack in Manchester, England, defended his comments Tuesday. “I stand behind it,” Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree told NBC 5. “We need to be realistic about the world we live in.”

Murphree’s Facebook post about 10 p.m. Monday implored Americans to “pay attention to what is happening in Europe.”

“This is what happens when you disarm your citizens,” Murphree wrote. “When you open your borders without the proper vetting. When you allow political correctness to dictate how you respond to an enemy that wants to kill you. When you allow these radicals to travel to Afghanistan and Iran and simply let them back in.”

He later wrote, “You better wake up America. While you are distracted by the media and the crying of the left, Islamic Jihadist are among us and want to kill you.”

Murphree’s supporters praised him for “speaking and standing up for the truth,” as one comment said, while his critics accused him of fearmongering and ignorance.

The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter for the designated terrorist group CAIR (Council for Islamic Relations) issued a news release calling Murphree’s post an “Islamaphobic rant.”