Islam

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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Opinion: "Riots Over Muhammad Cartoons Challenge Freedoms"

February 7, 2006

Source: First Amendment Center Press Release

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=16434

On February 7, 2006 a First Amendment Center Press Release issued a statement by Gene Policinski, executive director the First Amendment Center, on the controversy over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Policinski writes, "But for the protections of the First Amendment, what is this nation’s 'marketplace of ideas' likely would be a great deal smaller...

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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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