Muslims Seek Apology from Rev. Falwell for Bigotry

March 8, 2001

Source: Council on American-Islamic Relations

On March 8, 2001, the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced that it "is demanding an apology for anti-Muslim bigotry by prominent television evangelist Rev. Jerry Falwell." In an interview Falwell said that he thinks the Muslim faith teaches hate and should be barred from Bush's faith-based initiatives. Excerpts from the interview can be found at CAIR's letter to Falwell can be found at A USA Today article reported that Falwell claims he was not referring to American Muslims. also published a response to Falwell by CAIR and other Muslim groups: