A sign posted outside a church in Jacksonville, Florida that reads “God Loves You, Allah Hates” has caused offense against local Muslims. A reporter from Channel 4 News called the pastor of the First Conservative Baptist Church to get an explanation, but was hung up on. One Muslim woman who asked not to be identified said: “What have I done? What have I done to deserve that kind of hatred in my neighborhood? The thing that bothers me so much is that this is in my neighborhood, where I live with my children. To know that people that feel this way are in my neighborhood is scary.”
CAIR has called the church’s sign offensive and wrong, citing that concerning the matter of words – God and Allah – the two quintessentially mean the same thing.
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