Islam

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...

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

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...

Read more about Muslims Plan to Start National Muslim Newspaper

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...

Read more about Opinion: “Better Ways to Handle a Prayer Breakfast”

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...

Read more about Calgary Muslim Leaders Speak Out Against Bounty on Cartoonists

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....

Read more about Cartoon Riots Target Christians

Unifying Across Ethnic Lines, Muslims Gather in Protest and Make Plea for Tolerance

February 18, 2006

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/newyork/nyc-nyprot184631969feb18,0,1993863.story

On February 18, 2006 Newsday reported, "An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 Muslims protested peacefully across from the Danish Consulate in Manhattan Friday in the largest U.S. rally to date against a Danish newspaper's decision to publish caricatures of the prophet Muhammad.

'We have to restrain our anger,' urged Imam Siraj...

Read more about Unifying Across Ethnic Lines, Muslims Gather in Protest and Make Plea for Tolerance

Amartya Sen Critical of Britain’s Religious Identity Politics and "Plural Monoculturalism"

February 18, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1712446,00.html

On February 18, 2006 The Guardian reported, "Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen's... concerns have outgrown those of economics to dwell on questions of democracy and culture. In the light of the recent furores over Islam and multiculturalism, Sen has written a new book, Identity and Violence, to be published in this country in July, which will take a trenchantly critical look at...

Read more about Amartya Sen Critical of Britain’s Religious Identity Politics and "Plural Monoculturalism"

Italian Minister Resigns After Cartoon T-Shirt Prompts Deadly Riots

February 18, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4727606.stm

On February 18, 2006 BBC News reported, "The Italian reform minister who angered Muslims by wearing a T-shirt decorated with Western media cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad has resigned. Roberto Calderoli stepped down a day after rioting outside the Italian consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi led to at least 10 deaths. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had also urged him to go. The...

Read more about Italian Minister Resigns After Cartoon T-Shirt Prompts Deadly Riots

Opinion: "Enlightened Values"

February 18, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/cartoonprotests/story/0,,1712408,00.html

On February 18, 2006 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Francesca Klug, a professorial research fellow at the London School of Economics, about the controversy over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Klug writes, "Confusion and obfuscation have clouded every element of this morass. Torrid debates about the right to mock belief systems versus the...

Read more about Opinion: "Enlightened Values"

FBI Investigating Threatening Note to Pomona Mosque

February 18, 2006

Source: NBC4-TV

http://www.nbc4.tv/news/7198766/detail.html%3Ehttp://www.nbc4.tv/news/7198766/detail.html

On February 18, 2006 NBC4-TV reported, "The FBI is investigating a flyer found in a Pomona mosque, threatening to 'kill every last one of you,' an agency official said Saturday. The flyer was left at the Islamic Center of Claremont in Pomona on Feb. 3, according to Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council of American-...

Read more about FBI Investigating Threatening Note to Pomona Mosque

Opinion: "Believers are at Home in a Secular Society"

February 18, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3933-2045557,00.html

On February 18, 2006 The Times ran an opinion piece by Rabbi Tony Bayfield, head of the Movement for Reform Judaism. In response to the recent cartoon controversies and hostilities among faith groups, Bayfield writes about the idea of secularism as a "dialogue partner" in interfaith work. He comments, "I would argue that, frightening and humbling though secularisation has been, it is...

Read more about Opinion: "Believers are at Home in a Secular Society"

Pages