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Opinion: "Europe�s Contempt for Other Cultures Can�t Be Sustained"

February 17, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/cartoonprotests/story/0,,1711879,00.html

On February 17, 2006 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Martin Jacques, a senior visiting research fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, about the aftermath of the controversy over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Jacques writes, "Europe has never had to worry too much about context or effect because for around 200 years it...

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Opinion: "Why I Published Those Cartoons"

February 17, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/17/AR2006021702499.html?sub=AR

On February 17, 2006 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Flemming Rose, the culture editor of Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten who called for the creation of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Rose writes, "I agree that the freedom to publish things doesn't mean you publish everything... So we are not...

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Health Care Responds to the Needs of a Growing Muslim Population

February 16, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/02/16/patient_care_for_muslims_a_new_need/

On February 16, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "The Rev. Esther Bowen unfurls a Muslim prayer rug -- its brilliant teal a sharp contrast to the muted tones of the small hospital chapel -- that she says she hopes will bring comfort to Muslim patients and their families at Quincy Medical Center. The prayer rug, on which...

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FBI Investigates Vandalism and Violence Against Muslim Community in Hamtramck

February 16, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060216/NEWS02/602160610/1004

On February 16, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "The FBI is investigating incidents of vandalism and alleged harassment at a mosque in Hamtramck that a Muslim leader says may be part of an anti-Muslim backlash...

In the three weeks preceding Feb. 12, the spiritual leader of Al-Islah Islamic Center was struck with a snow...

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Opinion: "Common Ground: An Interfaith Miracle?"

February 16, 2006

Source: UPI

http://www.upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20060216-045031-7319r

On February 16, 2006 United Press International ran an opinion piece by Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Associate Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC, on the value of interfaith dialogue. Abu-Nimer writes, "These interfaith, intercultural, or intercivilisational...

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Opinion: "I Respect Your Articles of Faith – Will You Respect Mine?"

February 16, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1710831,00.html

On February 16, 2006 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by columnist Timothy Garton Ash on the limits of religious pluralism in Malaysia. Ash writes, "At first glance I would seem to have found the holy grail of the post-9/11 world, proof positive that Islam in power can allow and even encourage a peaceful, tolerant, multicultural society [as represented by Malaysia's society]. That is...

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CAIR Launches Educational Campaign in Response to Cartoon Controversy

February 15, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/185/story_18569_1.html

On February 15, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "What would Muhammad do? That's one question the Council on American-Islamic Relations hopes to help answer as violence in some Muslim countries over unflattering cartoons of Islam's prophet continues to claim lives and fuel tensions between the Islamic and Western worlds. The Washington-based...

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Opinion: Cartoons Are "No Laughing Matter"

February 15, 2006

Source: Find Law

http://writ.news.findlaw.com/commentary/20060215_teitel.html

On February 15, 2006 Find Law ran an opinion piece by Ruti Teitel, Ernst Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School, about the debate over the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Teitel writes, "The French newspaper is not the only one taking a "free speech" perspective here: Many have taken a similar view - often invoking the American First Amendment. But taking a...

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Former Marseilles Mufti to Join Woman-Led Prayers in Toronto

February 15, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

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

On February 15, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! reported, "A leading Muslim scholar of France, the former Mufti of Marseilles, Soheib Bencheikh, will be in Toronto on Sunday, February 19, where he will address a press conference on the issue of the Danish Cartoons and the role of Muslims in Europe.

Mufti Soheib Bencheikh will also participate in the mid-day Zuhr...

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Governor Declares “Muslim Recognition Day”; Muslims Celebrate Inclusion in Iowa

February 15, 2006

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060215/LIFE05/602150358/1045

On February 15, 2006 The Des Moines Register reported, "In the face of of worldwide Muslim outrage at Western media depictions of their most holy prophet, Muslims in Iowa are celebrating their inclusion and acceptance. Gov. Tom Vilsack has declared Feb. 15 as Muslim Recognition Day in Iowa. For the first time, members...

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African-American Muslims Have Unique Perspectives on Cartoon Controversy, Bias

February 15, 2006

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.kane15feb15,0,922008.column

On February 15, 2006 The Baltimore Sun reported, "In a rear room of a stately old house at the far end of West North Avenue, about 30 Muslims gathered for Friday prayer service.

The congregation was made up of black Americans. A young black man in dreadlocks walked to the front of the room and sang the opening prayer in Arabic. The Muslims...

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Tariq Ramadan, "Europe's Muslim of Choice"

February 15, 2006

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,1902896,00.html

On February 15, 2006 Deutsche Welle reported, "He's the man EU officials and journalists alike seek out when Islam and Western Europe don't see eye-to-eye. Muslim intellectual Tariq Ramadan has been in demand again recently. There may not be a Muslim intellectual more popular at the moment than Tariq Ramadan. If he's not holding lectures in French suburbs in front of excited young...

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