Muslims Plan to Start National Muslim Newspaper

February 20, 2006

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

On February 20, 2006 the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported, "The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada plans to launch a national newspaper to better educate Canadians about Islamic issues. Recent cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad have appeared in a number of publications around the world including two published in Alberta. Council president Syed Soharwardy says the controversy over the depictions shows Canadians need to understand why certain issues are so important to Muslims. Soharwardy wants the newspaper to provide diverse voices on news – with an Islamic perspective. 'We will try to break those barriers,' Soharwardy said. 'We will bring people with different denominations within the Muslim community together. This will not be a newspaper or news magazine of a specific denomination. This will represent the broader Muslim community.'"