Islam

Opinion: "Rotten Judgment in the State of Denmark"

February 8, 2006

Source: Spiegel

http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,399653,00.html

On February 8, 2006 Spiegel ran an opinion piece by Jytte Klausen, a professor of politics at Brandeis University who is originally from Denmark, on the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a newspaper there. Klausen writes, "This all would have been very well if the paper had a long tradition of standing up for fearless artistic expression. But it so...

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Interfaith Alliance of Rochester Condemns Cartoons

February 8, 2006

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060208/OPINION02/602080315/1039/OPINION

On February 8, 2006 the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle printed a press release from the Interfaith Alliance of Rochester, responding to the controversy over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The statement read, "As members of the Interfaith Alliance of Rochester, and in...

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Pope Hopes Priest's Murder, Linked to Cartoons, Will Lead to Dialogue

February 8, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4694512.stm

On February 8, 2006 BBC News reported, "Pope Benedict XVI has paid tribute to an Italian priest shot dead in Turkey. The Pope said he hoped the 'sacrifice' of Andrea Santoro would contribute towards dialogue between religions.

There has been speculation that the shooting may have been linked to the controversy over cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.

A 16-year-old boy is...

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Call for Calm from Muslim Groups Amidst Rioting Over Cartoons

February 8, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060208/ap_on_re_mi_ea/prophet_drawings_125;_ylt=AkoEU2aF_c5A5KocQHzGWsfbEfQA;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

On February 8, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Police shot four protesters to death Wednesday to stop hundreds from marching on a southern U.S. military base, as...

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CAIR Condemns Iranian Newspaper's Plan to Solicit Cartoons about the Holocaust

February 8, 2006

Source: CAIR Press Release

http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=1982&theType=NR

On February 8, 2006 a CAIR Press Release reported, "The Council on American-Islamic Relations today condemned a plan by an Iranian newspaper to solicit cartoons denying the Nazi Holocaust.

Iran’s Hamshahri newspaper says the contest is in reaction to the publication in Europe of cartoons mocking Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. The...

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Alienation Feeds Outrage Over Cartoons

February 8, 2006

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald/Newsday

http://smh.com.au/news/world/outrage-born-from-a-broader-sense-of-alienation/2006/02/07/1139074228935.html

On February 8, 2006 Newsday reported, "Their anger was raw. Several New York Muslims protesting against the caricatures of the prophet Muhammad became irate when asked if the global furore was an overreaction.

'Do you know the atrocities that are happening to...

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Boontown Mosque Faces Stiff Opposition to Planned Expansion

February 8, 2006

Source: Daily Record

http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060208/NEWS01/602080319/1005

On February 8, 2006 the Daily Record reported, "A standing room crowd is expected tonight when the Jam e Masjid Islamic Center goes before the planning board seeking approval of its plan to expand and renovate its Harrison Street building. Although no testimony has yet been presented to the board, the application already has...

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"Peace in the House" Theatre Celebrates Interfaith Cooperation in Minneapolis

February 8, 2006

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/02/14_combsm_sepharad/

On February 8, 2006 Minnesota Public Radio reported, "Modern news headlines are a constant reminder of religious conflict... But a concert in Minneapolis suggests there's another side to the story. David Harris has traveled extensively through the Middle East and North Africa studying Sephardic music. He says on his travels he heard stories...

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MPAC Expresses Concern Over Alabama Church Arsons

February 8, 2006

Source: MPAC

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=875

On February 8, 2006 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "The Muslim Public Affairs Council today encouraged the Department of Justice to continue the investigation of a series of fires targeting churches, as potential hate crimes. Authorities report that four more churches were found burned Tuesday, just one week after half a dozen mostly Baptist church burnings were deemed arsons... MPAC...

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Most Australian Media Outlets Refrain from Publishing Controversial Cartoons

February 7, 2006

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald/AAP

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/mainstream-media-takes-a-cautious-line-over-blasphemous-cartoons/2006/02/06/1139074171391.html

On February 7, 2006 The Sydney Morning Herald/AAP reported, "Cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that have enraged the Muslim world have had limited exposure in Australia, where the mainstream media has taken the pragmatic...

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Editorial: "Both Sides at Fault in Cartoon Row"

February 7, 2006

Source: The Nation

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2006/02/07/opinion/opinion_20000460.php

On February 7, 2006 The Nation ran an editorial on the controversy surrounding a Danish newspaper's publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The editorial staff commented, "Rioting crowds baying for blood and causing mayhem in the Muslim world and defenders of freedom of expression using it as a licence to insult others have a thing or two to learn from...

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Condemnation of Cartoons of the Prophet by the Hindu American Foundation

February 7, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation press release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_muslim_cartoon.htm

On February 7, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) condemned today a collection of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed that were first published by a Danish newspaper... 'Though as Americans we are committed to freedom of speech and expression, cartoonists...

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American Muslim Leaders Discuss Concerns with Danish Ambassador

February 7, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council press release

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=874

On February 7, 2006 a Muslim Public Affairs Council press release reported, "In a united effort, through a meeting coordinated by the Muslim Public Affairs Council, representatives of national Muslim organizations working to combat defamation from Danish media met with Friis Arne Peterson, Ambassador of Denmark to the United States. The representatives expressed...

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