Controversy Surrounding Norman Geisler's Views on Islam

July 13, 2003

Source: North Jersey

On July 13, 2003 the North Jersey reported that "The Rev. Dr. Norman L. Geisler... president of a seminary in Charlotte, N.C., has said repeatedly that the world's second-largest religion is dangerously violent... And he's finding a receptive audience in churches throughout the nation, including two of the largest congregations in North Jersey. When Geisler appeared at Hawthorne Gospel Church in March, he castigated Islam's holy book, the Koran, and described Islam's founder, Mohammed, as a murderer... Others say Geisler's interpretation of Islam is wrong... Geisler's views are generally rejected by mainline Protestant and Roman Catholic groups, some of which have conducted interfaith events with Muslims before and after the Sept. 11 attacks... In North Jersey, the Interfaith Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Bergen County includes Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, and members of other faiths... Another group, the North Jersey Christian-Muslim Project, brings together people from both faiths for semiannual forums."