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Saturday, October 12, 2002

RIOTING OVER FALWELL?
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Is it possible that Jerry Falwell has this much wide-ranging influence? His idotic comments about Muhammad being a terrorist has caused deadly riots in among Muslims in India.

Something doesn't add up here. Why would anyone in India--Hindu or Muslim--give a hoot about Falwell, a Christian fundamentalist hate-monger? It's not like he has any sway there. Even if people were upset over his spewing, I don't understand why they'd riot over it; or why it would incite violence between Hindus and Muslims instead of between, say, Muslims and Christians (not that there are many Christians in India). Even if Falwell were seen as representing the American public's opinion, I still don't see why Muslims would respond by lashing out at Hindus. Doesn't make sense.