Christian-Muslim Relations Tense in Wichita

August 16, 2003

Source: The Wichita Eagle

On August 16, 2003 The Wichita Eagle reported that "a neighborhood flier announcing a Christian sermon on the dangers of Islam attracted a couple dozen new faces to Wichita's Pleasant Valley Church of Christ last month. 'Did you know that the events of 9/11 are virtually described in the Quran?' the flier stated... Among those in the audience were nearly a dozen Muslims. They left believing interfaith understanding had taken a major step back -- at least by this roughly 90-member congregation... The Muslim council plans to hold more forums on Islam soon so anyone with questions can ask Islamic experts... In addition, the Islamic Society of Wichita is urging its members to speak publicly at more churches and community events about the faith of Islam."