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 http://www.Beliefnet.com/story/70/story_7040_1.html. CAIR's letter to Falwell can be found at http://www.beliefnet.com/story/70/story_7057_1.html. A USA Today article reported that Falwell claims he was not referring to American Muslims. Beliefnet.com also published a response to Falwell by CAIR and other Muslim groups: http://www.beliefnet.com/story/70/story_7058_1.html.