"Abraham, Isaac, Joseph … Mary … Buddha and Muhammad and all the prophets of old. They led God's people to God's light."
Charles T.A. Flood, an Episcopal priest, leading an All Saints Day prayer. The Archbishop of Canterbury called it unacceptable.
"I do not believe Muslims are evil people … [But] I believe it is my responsibility to speak out against the terrible deeds that are committed as a result of Islamic teaching."
Franklin Graham, ceo of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
"It looks like people were treating this like a bereavement, a shorter-term funeral kind of thing, where they went to church or synagogue to grieve."
Frank M. Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll, on post-9/11 spirituality.
"Yes, I did try to call the FBI, but when the agent heard that my information was based on a dream, she understandably did not want to hear any more."
Rick Joyner, a prophetic-movement leader, explaining a vision that American Airlines Flight 587 was the target of sabotage.
Sources: The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Eaglestar.org
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Articles referenced above include:
Christians outraged over All Saints prayer for Mohammed — The Daily Telegraph (Nov. 25, 2001)
Prayers of the people for All Saints Day — Charles T.A. Flood, Episcopal News Service (Nov. 1, 2001)
My view of Islam — Franklin Graham, The Wall Street Journal (Dec. 3, 2001)
Franklin Graham clarifies comments, says Muslims aren't `evil people' — Religion News Service (Dec. 5, 2001)
As attacks' impact recedes, a return to religion as usualChurch attendance back to normal after terror attacks — The New York Times (Nov. 26, 2001)
Prophetic leader says crash was 'sabotage' — Charisma News Service (Nov. 21, 2001)
Don't hit the snooze button! — Rick Joyner, Eaglestar.org (Nov. 19, 2001)
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