The sign reads “Islam is of the Devil” and was placed Sunday in the church’s front lawn. It was vandalized and torn down that evening but was re-erected on Monday, said Terry Jones, the pastor at the church. ...I hope they do. They will find that some religions are better than others.
Jones said Islam’s growing popularity in the United States needs to be addressed because Christians are not standing up for what they believe in.
“To be a Christian, you would have to agree with that sign,” Jones said.
He said the sign is not meant to attack individuals but to attack the religion of Islam because it is oppressive and violent. ...
Ismail ibn Ali, president of Islam on Campus at UF, said in an e-mail that he hopes non-Muslims who read the sign will Google “Islam” and see what the religion is about before making judgments.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Work of the Devil