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In Philadelphia, Panelists Debate Cartoons and Urge Dialogue

February 21, 2006

Source: The Daily Pennsylvanian

http://www.dailypennsylvanian.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/02/21/43faca56c0edd

On February 21, 2006 The Daily Pennsylvanian reported, "Six local Islamic figures gathered Saturday for a panel to address the recent controversy over the Danish cartoons that negatively depict the Islamic prophet Muhammad The Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations sponsored the event, which took place in...

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Opinion: “The Good in Muslim Hearts Offers a Better Self-Portrait than Violence”

February 21, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0221/p09s01-coop.html?s=hns

On February 21, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by Ibrahim N. Abusharif, editor of Starlatch Press, a Muslim publishing house in the Chicago area. "A growing discussion among American Muslims centers on this observation: We are missing from the diverse cultural space of American life. The focus on terrorism and the vague war against it threatens...

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Pope Urges Respect, Condemns Violence

February 20, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4734454.stm

On February 20, 2006 BBC News reported, "The Pope has said that it is necessary to respect the world's religions and avoid harming religious sensibilities. Pope Benedict XVI was speaking after deadly protests in Libya and Nigeria over cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.

But the head of the Catholic Church said that violence could not be justified as a response to offences.

...

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Government Markets Religious Diversity to Attract "Spiritual Tourism"

February 20, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1630588,0011.htm

On February 20, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Malaysia is all set to cash in on its multi-ethnic culture by featuring several Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Sikh and Buddhist houses of worship as the country's premier 'spiritual tourism' destinations. Tourism Minister Adnan Tengku Mansor also plans to showcase religious and cultural...

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PM Describes Some Muslims as "Utterly Antagonistic to Our Kind of Society"

February 20, 2006

Source: Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/722/story/258234.html

On February 20, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Australian Prime Minister John Howard said some segments of the country's Islamic community were 'utterly antagonistic' to Australian society in comments published Monday that immediately drew criticism from a Muslim group. Howard also denounced 'extreme attitudes' held by some Muslims, including their...

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Muslims Plan to Start National Muslim Newspaper

February 20, 2006

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

http://www.cbc.ca/calgary/story/ca_20060220.html

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...

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Opinion: “Better Ways to Handle a Prayer Breakfast”

February 20, 2006

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/editorial/13903485.htm

On February 20, 2006 the Lexington Herald-Leader ran an opinion piece by Nancy Jo Kemper, the executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches. She comments on the Governor's Annual Prayer Breakfast held recently by the Christian Business Men's Club in Kentucky. "The CBMC of the Bluegrass, formerly known as the Christian Business Men's Club, may surely...

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Calgary Muslim Leaders Speak Out Against Bounty on Cartoonists

February 19, 2006

Source: The Calgary Herald

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/city/story.html?id=036b3c04-894d-40c9-9a24-c5175e1f38be

On February 19, 2006 The Calgary Herald reported, "Calgary Islamic leaders at an open house Saturday spoke out against a Pakistani cleric who offered a $1-million US bounty last week for killing a cartoonist who drew the Prophet Muhammad. Around 70 people attended a meeting at Calgary's largest mosque...

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Cartoon Riots Target Christians

February 19, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4728616.stm

On February 19, 2006 BBC News reported, "Sixteen people have been killed in northern Nigeria during protests by Muslims over the cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad. Most of the deaths occurred in rioting in Maiduguri, capital of north-eastern Borno state. One person died in similar riots in north-central Katsina state. Witnesses said most of the dead were from Maiduguri's minority Christians....

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