The Islamic Society of Greater Houston organized a protest outside of KHOU-TV offices. Local Muslims criticized Jerry Falwell's statements on 60 Minutes, which airs tonight.
More than 100 Muslims demonstrated outside a local CBS affiliate Saturday to protest a 60 Minutes interview in which the Rev. Jerry Falwell brands the prophet Muhammad a "terrorist."
"We are here to ask Channel 11 not to broadcast the segment tomorrow," said Masrur J. Khan, spokesman for the Islamic Society of Greater Houston.
Local Muslim leaders condemned Falwell, calling the statements made in the interview scheduled to air today on KHOU-Channel 11 bigoted, irresponsible and sacrilegious. They fear the religious right leader's comments may lead to attacks on American Muslims.
Peter Diaz, KHOU president and general manager, issued a statement after the protest.