Muslims Accuse Christian Pastors of Vilifying Islam

September 16, 2003

Source: Cybercast News Service

On September 16, 2003 posted a Cybercast News Service article that reported: "Two Christian pastors in Australia will appear in court next month to face complaints brought by Muslims who accuse them of vilifying Islam. Their appearance in a legal tribunal in the state of Victoria is the culmination of an 18-month dispute between a Christian group that organized a seminar on Islam and three Muslims who attended it. The three claimed a speaker at the seminar had incited 'fear and hatred' against Muslims and, backed by the state's Islamic Council, took their case to a special state commission operating under controversial new hate legislation."