LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell has apologized for calling Islam's founder a terrorist, saying he "intended no disrespect to any sincere, law-abiding Muslim."
In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," the conservative Baptist minister said he had concluded from reading Muslim and non-Muslim writers that Muhammad "was a violent man, a man of war."
"I think (Prophet) Muhammad was a terrorist," he said.
Muslims were outraged. A general strike called to protest his comments in Bombay, India, turned into a riot, and five people were killed.
On Saturday, Falwell issued a "statement of reconciliation."
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.