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Opinion: "Cartoon Conflicts"

February 6, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/cartoonprotests/story/0,,1703496,00.html?gusrc=rss

On February 6, 2006 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Swiss Muslim scholar, on the controversy surrounding cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Ramadan comments, "It is critical we find a way out of this infernal circle and demand from those stoking this fire that they stop their polemics at once and create a...

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White House Spokesman Urges Muslims to Speak Out "Against All Forms of Hate Speech"

February 6, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060206/pl_afp/europeislammediaus_060206165518

On February 6, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "The United States urged Muslims angered by newspaper cartoons of the Islamic prophet Mohammed to also condemn frequent anti-Semitic and anti-Christian 'hate speech' in the Islamic world. White House spokesman Scott McClellan denounced escalating...

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Across the Globe, Demonstrations Against Cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

February 6, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060206/ap_on_re_mi_ea/prophet_drawings

On February 6, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Hundreds of angry protesters hurled stones and fire bombs at the Danish Embassy in the Iranian capital Monday to protest publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. Police used tear gas and surrounded the walled villa to hold back the crowd. It was the second...

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New Jersey Muslims Respond to Cartoon Controversy

February 5, 2006

Source: Herald News

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2MDYmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY4NzU0MDkmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkz

On February 5, 2006 the Herald News reported, "Along the Arabic-speaking business corridor that straddles Paterson and Clifton, television sets Saturday were tuned to protests sweeping Muslim communities worldwide over a series of...

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Opinion: "This is Folly, Not a Clash of Civilisations"

February 5, 2006

Source: The Telegraph

http://opinion.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2006/02/05/do0509.xml

On February 5, 2006 The Telegraph ran an opinion piece by John Casey, a fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, on the controversy surrounding the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad first published in a Danish newspaper. Casey writes, "Have we in the West become so historically ignorant that we forget how closely, within...

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Opinion: "We Are All Danes Now"

February 5, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/02/05/we_are_all_danes_now/?p1=MEWell_Pos1

On February 5, 2006 The Boston Globe ran an opinion piece by columnist Jeff Jacoby that commented, "The current uproar over cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammed published in a Danish newspaper illustrates yet again the fascist intolerance that is at the heart of radical...

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Editorial: "Why This Paper Decided Not to Publish Cartoons of Muhammed"

February 5, 2006

Source: Sunday Herald

http://www.sundayherald.com/53958

On February 5, 2006 the Sunday Herald reported, "This newspaper’s commitment to freedom of speech is unshakeable and unequivocal. We stand alongside George Orwell in believing that if liberty means anything, it means the right to tell people what they do not necessarily want to hear. Given this premise, and indeed the responsibility that comes with it, newspapers do have the right to publish the controversial cartoons of the...

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Opinion: "Tolerance Demands a Little Courtesy"

February 5, 2006

Source: Sunday Herald

http://www.sundayherald.com/53963

On February 5, 2006 the Sunday Herald ran an opinion piece by Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh, on the controversy surrounding the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad by a Danish newspaper. Holloway writes, "[A] decent society needs more than free speech. It also needs to prize values that ease relations between people of opposing convictions, and the highest of these is courtesy. Courtesy is a form of...

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Detroit-Area Muslims Respond to Controversy Over Cartoon Depictions of Prophet

February 4, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060204/NEWS05/602040372/-1/BUSINESS07

On February 4, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Michigan Muslims joined others in the Islamic world Friday in denouncing European newspapers that have published cartoons they say defame Islam and the Prophet Muhammad... in Michigan, the concern was restrained. There were no demonstrations. One leader, while saying...

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Tarek Fatah Asks, "What Would Prophet Muhammad Have Done?"

February 4, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/02/what_would_prop.php#more

On February 4, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Tarek Fatah, host of a weekly TV show on CTS-TV, The Muslim Chronicle, and the communication director of the Muslim Canadian Congress. Fatah writes, "Keep to forgiveness (O Muhammad), and enjoin kindness, and turn away from the ignorant. - The Qur'an, Chapter 7, Verse 199. During his...

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At Leeds Mosque, Sikh, Christians, and Muslims Gather for Vigil of Respect

February 4, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/4681284.stm

On February 4, 2006 BBC News reported, "Christian, Muslim and Sikh leaders have held a vigil at a Leeds mosque to show respect for each other's faiths. They gathered outside the Stratford Street mosque in Beeston on Sunday as Muslims gather for afternoon prayers.

The Yorkshire and Humber Faiths Forum called the meeting after the protests sparked by the Muhammad cartoons...

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