"There is one God and his name is not Allah."

Sign at Cleveland Avenue Church of Christ, Long Beach, California. After a community uproar, the church changed Allah to self.

"I wanted to hide in a church, but that was the worst place to go. Instead, a Muslim family took me. They saved my life."

Jean Pierre Sagahutu, a Rwandan Tutsi and Muslim convert. Islam has doubled to 14 percent of the country's population since the 1994 genocide that left 800,000 Tutsis dead.

"It'll be like a narcotic; they can't then free themselves later on."

Pat Robertson, in March, on government grants to faith-based organizations. In October, Robertson's Operation Blessing International received a grant of $500,000.

"The robe makes us responsible and protects us from any wrongdoing,"

Christodoulos, Greek Orthodox archbishop of Athens, rejecting a request by priests for dress code leniency.

"In our opinion, to kill these three is necessary."

Ayatollah Mohsen Mujahted Shabestari, on Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and Franklin Graham.

Related Elsewhere

Articles referenced above include:

Faith-based Legislation StalledChristianity Today (Nov. 11, 2001)
Riots, Condemnation, Fatwa, and Apology Follow Falwell's CBS CommentsChristianity Today (Oct. 17, 2002)
Cleric demands death for three US Protestant pastors—AFB (Oct. 12, 2002)
Greek Orthodox Church refuses priest dress change—Reuters (Oct. 10, 2002)
Robertson charity wins 'faith-based' grantThe Washington Post (Oct. 3, 2002)
Controversial church sign citing Allah no longer up—Associated Press (Sept. 16, 2002)

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