Press Release: Anti-Muslim Sign at Christian Church in Jacksonville Draws Criticism

July 25, 2005

Source: CAIR Press Release

On July 25, 2005 a CAIR Press Release reported, "The Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today called on religious leaders in that state and throughout the nation to repudiate a Jacksonville Baptist church road-side display that says, 'Islam is Evil and Believes in Murder, Surah 9-29, Jesus Teaches Peace...' ... This not the first such display at the First Conservative Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla. In January of 2003, CAIR-FL called on religious leaders to condemn a similar anti-Muslim message falsely claiming that Islam's Prophet Muhammad approved of murder. 'Leaders of all faiths should condemn hate speech designed to divide our nation along religious lines,' said CAIR National Board Chairman and Jacksonville resident Parvez Ahmed."