Islam

Opinion: "We Have Lost Our Voice"

February 7, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1703696,00.html

On February 7, 2006 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Tabish Khair, assistant professor of English at Aarhus University, Denmark. Khair comments, "Like many other moderate Muslims, I too have been silent on these cartoons of the prophet Muhammad and the ensuing protests. Not because I do not have anything to say, but because there is no space left for me either in Denmark or in...

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"Interfaith Week" Begins in Salt Lake City

February 7, 2006

Source: BYU News Net

http://newsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/58324

On February 7, 2006 Brigham Young University News Net reported, "Seated around a table enjoying lunch, a Muslim Imam, dressed in long robes, sat next to a distinguished choir director in a gray suit from the Greek Orthodox Church. Next to them a lively nun with a bright Irish lilt made chitchat with her neighbor, a Pagan High Priestess with barely visible tattoos and vivid green jewelry. All of these individuals share one...

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Group Says Removal of Cross from School's "Hot Cross Buns" Was "Nonsensical"

February 7, 2006

Opinion: "The Clash to End All Clashes?"

February 7, 2006

Source: National Review

http://nationalreview.com/symposium/symposium200602070754.asp

On February 7, 2006 the National Review reported, "In light of the anger unleashed, National Review Online asked some experts on Islam and/or the Mideast for their read on what's going on and what can/should be done. We asked each: Is this a clash of civilizations we're watching? What can be done? By Muslims? By everyone else?... Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish Muslim writer based...

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Cartoons Unlikely to Be Found Offensive Under Racial & Religious Tolerance Act

February 7, 2006

Source: The Advertiser

http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,18068524%255E1702,00.html

On February 7, 2006 The Advertiser reported, "The controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed, which have caused outrage around the Islamic world, are unlikely to be found offensive under Victoria's anti-vilification laws. The Racial and Religious Tolerance Act deals with behaviour that incites hatred, serious contempt,...

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"Acting on Faith" to Be Shown at "Dissent" Film Festival at Univ. of Louisville

February 6, 2006

Source: University of Louisville

http://php.louisville.edu/news/news.php?news=517

On February 6, 2006 the University of Louisville reported, "The University of Louisville will offer a six-week film festival and discussions focusing on the importance of dissent in civic and cultural life.

The 'Season of Dissent Film Festival' will offer short films, feature films and documentaries in Floyd Theater at U of L’s Swain Student Activities Center. The festival is...

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US Muslim and Interfaith Organizations Hold Press Conference on "Faith and Free Speech"

February 6, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society (MAS) press release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3169

On February 6, 2006 a Muslim American Society (MAS) press release reported, "Today at the National Press Club, the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation hosted a press conference on 'Faith and Free Speech', addressing the issue of cartoons defaming Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), which also depict him as a terrorist.

The press conference was covered by a host of media...

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Sikhs Speak Out Against Re-Publication of Cartoons

February 6, 2006

Source: SikhSangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_803.shtml

On February 6, 2006 SikhSangat reported, "New Zealand Sikh Society (Wellington) strongly condemns the deliberate action of some members of New Zealand Press to publish cartoons, which were known to be objectionable to the Muslim community, as it hurts their religious sentiments.

The executive committee of New Zealand Sikh Society (Wellington) said 'There should be a clear boundary between...

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House of Lords to Review Human Rights Concerns in Jilbab Ruling

February 6, 2006

Source: The Guardian/Press Association

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,,-5597020,00.html

On February 6, 2006 Press Association reported, "The case of the Muslim schoolgirl who won the right to wear a head-to-toe dress in class returns to the legal spotlight as part of a test case appeal in the House of Lords. In March last year, the Court of Appeal ruled that Shabina Begum was unlawfully excluded from Denbigh High School in Luton, Beds, when she was...

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Amnesty International: "Freedom of Speech Carries Responsibilities for All"

February 6, 2006

Source: Amnesty International press release

http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGPOL300072006

On February 6, 2006 an Amnesty International press release reported, "The right to freedom of opinion and expression should be one of the cornerstones of any society. This right includes 'the freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media, regardless of frontiers' (Universal Declaration of Human Rights,...

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