by John Hawkins | October 3, 2002 9:24 pm
Falwell’s Mixes Truth With Lies: Jerry Falwell generally annoys me because he has a really big mouth, he regularly says really stupid things, and he claims to speak for people like me. The latest controversy involving Falwell is pretty typical for him….
“The conservative Baptist minister tells correspondent Bob Simon he has concluded from reading Muslim and non-Muslim writers that Islam’s prophet “was a — a violent man, a man of war.”
That may be controversial, but it’s largely true. He even tempers that statement a bit…
“I’ve said often and many places that most Muslims are people of peace and want peace and tranquility for their families and abhor terrorism,” Falwell said. “Islam, like most faiths, has a fringe of radicals who carry on bloodshed wherever they are. They do not represent Islam”
Falwell may even be going overboard there. I for one am not convinced that the majority of Muslims are against terrorism — at least when it’s aimed at Jews. Osama Bin Laden is also wildly popular in Islamic world and it isn’t because his clothes are so white in all of his videos.
But of course Falwell, because he just can’t keep his big mouth shut, had to say one dumb thing that everyone is going to remember…
“The Rev. Jerry Falwell says “I think Muhammad was a terrorist” in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on the CBS program 60 Minutes.”
To be honest, I don’t care if Falwell makes a fool of himself. But since so many people associate this moron with Conservatives I wish he’d shut the hell up.
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