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Update: Supreme Court Appoints Mediator in Dispute over Museum Being Built on Muslim Graves

February 23, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4744756.stm

On February 23, 2006 BBC News reported, "Israel's Supreme Court has appointed a mediator to solve a dispute over the building of a museum on the site of a ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem. The museum is being built by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, based in the US, to promote tolerance between faith groups. Muslim clerics petitioned the court to stop work after bones were uncovered during...

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Faith Schools to Educate About Other Religions

February 23, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,173-2053482,00.html

On February 23, 2006 The Times reported, "Faith schools are to be instructed to teach pupils about other religions besides their own. Leaders from the Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist faiths have signed a joint statement backing the teaching of an awareness of the 'tenets' of other faiths in schools. The declaration, made jointly with the Department for...

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Opinion: "Why American Newspapers Should Publish the Cartoons"

February 23, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0223/p09s02-coop.html?s=hns

On February 23, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by Jonathan Zimmerman, who teaches history and education at New York University. He writes, "The Great Cartoon Controversy just won't go away... Yet most American newspapers still haven't published the cartoons themselves, lest they insult Muslim sensibilities. And that's exactly backward. The...

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Coptic Christians Struggle in a Muslim-Majority Country

February 23, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/22/AR2006022202437.html

On February 23, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The sectarian battle [a recent event in which Muslim rioters attacked a Christian church in Odayssat] was one of a series that have recently pitted the minority Coptic Christians, an ancient community in Egypt, against the majority Muslims. Repeated instances of violence have...

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Imam W. Deen Mohammed Calls for a Special Gathering of African-Americans

February 23, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060223/NEWS05/602230507

On February 23, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Imam W. Deen Mohammed of Chicago, the most prominent African-American leader in mainline Islam, is calling for a special gathering of African Americans at Detroit's Cobo Hall Riverfront Ballroom at 1 p.m. Sunday. The unusual request that only African Americans attend his free 90-minute lecture...

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British National Party Distributes Leaflet with Prophet Cartoons

February 23, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,173-2053659,00.html

On February 23, 2006 The Times reported, "The British National Party has distributed a leaflet featuring the Danish cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad that has enraged Muslims and caused worldwide violent protests. A spokesman for the BNP said that half a million leaflets had gone out to 14 local groups across the country. He said that the use of the image, juxtaposed with a...

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Arab-Americans, Muslims Say Port Dispute Fueled by Bias

February 22, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-02-22-ports-arabs-protest_x.htm

On February 22, 2006 USA Today reported, "The furor over handing control of some operations at six U.S. ports to an Arab company has more to do with politics than security, U.S. Arab and Muslim leaders charged Wednesday. 'There's an anti-Arab sentiment that is being exploited by members of Congress who see it as an election-year win,' said James Zogby...

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Los Angeles County Sheriff and Muslim Leaders Launch Muslim-American Security Congress

February 22, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

Wire Service: AP

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On February 22, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Muslim leaders from Southern California and Sheriff Lee Baca launched an initiative Wednesday to increase cooperation in the fight against terrorism and expand the role of American Muslims in denouncing extremist groups like al-Qaida. The Muslim-American Homeland Security Congress, with...

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Opinion: "I'll Have a Multifaith Danish (with Lavish Sprinkles of Tolerance, Respect, and Humor)"

February 22, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/02/ill_have_a_mult.php

On February 22, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Raheel Raza, author of "Their Jihad..Not my Jihad" and Interfaith director for The Muslim Canadian Congress. Raza writes, "Now that the furor and fury [over the cartoons] is dying down a bit, I’m eating a Danish in solidarity for ordinary Danish people who have been swept into the current...

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Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Contest "Unwise Step in Combating Ignorance," Says ISNA

February 22, 2006

Source: Islamic Society of North America Press Release

http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=629

On February 22, 2006 an Islamic Society of North America Press Release reported, "The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) has termed a plan by an Iranian newspaper to solicit cartoons denying the Nazi Holocaust as an unwise step in combating the ignorance displayed by the Danish cartoonist. Iran’s Hamshahri newspaper says the contest is in...

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Religious Leaders from Asia and Australia Issue "Ten Commitments"

February 21, 2006

Source: UCA News

On February 21, 2006 UCA News reported, "Religious representatives from Asia and Australia have committed to use the "peaceful" elements in religion to counter violence and terrorism. The 200 participants from 17 countries, who met Feb. 12-13 in Jakarta, also said at the end of their meeting that they are committed to uprooting 'all kinds of corruption by upholding moral legitimacy.' The Bahai, Buddhist, Catholic, Confucian, Hindu, Muslim, Protestant, Sikh, Taoist and Zoroastrian representatives issued 'Ten...

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Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and Quakers in San Antonio Call for Education, Dialogue

February 21, 2006

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA022106.03B.Islam_education.ceac6ee.html

On February 21, 2006 the Express-News reported, "The continuing controversy over cartoon depictions of the prophet Mohammad in Danish newspapers is not a clash of civilizations but 'a clash of the uncivilized,' a group of religious leaders declared here Monday in announcing a new Islam education campaign.

They...

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