CAIR Calls for Religious Leaders to Repudiate Baptist Marquee

January 20, 2003

Source: CAIR

On January 20, 2003 CAIR reported that "Florida's office of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today called on religious leaders in that state to repudiate a Jacksonville Baptist church road-side display that says, 'Jesus Forbade Murder, Matthew 26 52, Muhammad Approved Murder, Surah 8 65.' 'All Americans must band together to condemn hate speech designed to divide our nation along religious and ethnic lines. Any attempt to marginalize or vilify one religious community is an attack on all people of faith,' said CAIR-FL Executive Director Altaf Ali. Ali added that CAIR-FL sought dialogue with the church about the display, but that attempt at outreach was rebuffed with belligerent language."