Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Walid on the death of Falwell


Metro Detroit reactions to Falwell's death mixed
Gregg Krupa / The Detroit News

Reaction to the death of the Rev. Jerry Falwell was mixed in Metro Detroit today, with many Baptists honoring him as a man of God and some Muslims remembering his prejudices.

Muslims Tuesday recalled that Falwell made public statements against their faith that they believe revealed no small amount of intolerance.

"Unlike many Christian religious leaders, like the late Pope John Paul II and the Rev. (Robert) Schuler, of the Crystal Cathedral, Rev. Falwell was a bridge destroyer, not a bridge builder, between Christians and Muslims," said Dawud Walid of the Council on American Islamic Relations.(MORE)

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