Source: Mercury News
On May 2, 2003 the Mercury News printed an open letter to the President stating that "the mixed messages your administration sends on religious tolerance are painful to many. You can refer to Islam as a religion of peace, but when you nominate Daniel Pipes to the U.S. Institute of Peace and invite the Rev. Franklin Graham to lead services at the Pentagon, and maintain a cozy relationship with fundamentalist groups that portray Islam as evil -- well, you know that saying about being judged by the company you keep. Condemn religious intolerance in all nations."