Bush makes right move in refuting anti-Islam talk

12/02/2002
US President George W. Bush made a proper and necessary move Nov. 13 when he made clear that his country is not at war with Islam.His statement followed and apparently responded to denunciations of Islam by several conservative Christian leaders in the US.The Rev. Jerry Falwell, for example, had referred to the Prophet Mohammed in a television interview as "a terrorist." And evangelist Franklin Graham, in a televised dedication of a chapel in North Carolina, called Islam "wicked, violent."Falwell later apologized, saying he was responding to a controversial question and made a mistake.Graham made no such apology. Asked for a clarification by NBC News, he said, "It wasn't Methodists fl...
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