What is Islam?

March 1, 2008


Source: The Wichita Eagle


Part of a message posted on the outdoor sign of a south Wichita church proclaims, "Islam is a lie."

A newsletter published by Wichita's largest Protestant church contains a column that asks the question: "Can Muslims be Good Americans?" The answer, according to the article, is no.

Other Wichita churches hold town hall meetings and weeks-long seminars to explore the meaning of Islam and to publicly examine views that local Muslims say are inaccurate.

Each example illustrates how -- six years after Sept. 11 and five years after the start of the war in Iraq -- Islam remains a topic of concern among some local churches.