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Falwell Comment Called Uninformed, Dangerous

October 12, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

NEW YORK--The executive board of the National Council of Churches said the Rev. Jerry Falwell's remark in an interview that "Muhammad was a terrorist" was uninformed and dangerous.

The council called on President Bush to repudiate Falwell's words.

Thousands of Muslims marched in India's Jammu-Kashmir state Monday to protest Falwell's statement, while Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad advised Muslims not to take comments from such people seriously because "they don't understand Islam."

Falwell made the statement in an interview with the CBS program "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday.

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