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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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Salaam School in Milwaukee Offers Sports and Dance for Muslim Girls

February 4, 2006

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/feb06/389987.asp

On February 4, 2006 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "Twenty girls hustled into the Salam School gym one recent afternoon, grabbed six basketballs and took shots... The Salam Stars [a Muslim girls basketball team] were preparing for their first-ever basketball season of playing with area non-Muslim teams. Many of the girls will be on the court for the first time in mixed...

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US State Department Calls for "Tolerance and Respect" Amidst Cartoon Controversy

February 3, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/3634257.html

On February 3, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The State Department criticized today cartoon drawings in Europe of the Prophet Muhammad, calling them 'offensive to the beliefs of Muslims.' While recognizing the importance of freedom of the press and expression, department press officer Janelle Hironimus said these rights must be...

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The Vatican Criticizes Western Media for Publishing Cartoons of Prophet

February 3, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.washtimes.com/upi/20060203-024326-2031r.htm

On February 3, 2006 United Press International reported, "The Vatican Friday criticized western media for inflaming the Muslim world by running derogatory cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. Cardinal Archille Silvestrini, head of the Vatican's department for Eastern Churches, told the Corriere della Sera freedom is not an...

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Opinion: "Mohammad Cartoons Not the Epitome of Free Expression"

February 3, 2006

Source: New America Media

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=82285f8ccc0eb25876a7d4dbf4f2a563

On February 3, 2006 New America Media ran an opinion piece by Rene Ciria-Cruz, an editor at New America Media and Filipinas Magazine. Ciria-Cruz writes, "Why are some Western commentators casting the controversy over the Danish cartoons lampooning the prophet Muhammad as a challenge to freedom of...

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Cartoon Crisis Exacerbates Danish Muslims' Integration Struggle

February 3, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1701273,00.html

On February 3, 2006 The Guardian reported, "Every conversation quickly comes round to the subject, and opinion has become sharply polarised. The majority of Danes can't see what the fuss is about - a 'storm in a teacup', said one, while Danish Muslims are incensed by what they see as only the latest evidence of an increasingly Islamophobic country. Such sharp divisions over Islam...

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British Foreign Secretary Speaks Out Against Re-publication of "Insensitive" Cartoons

February 3, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/03022006/344/straw-attacks-cartoon-publication.html

On February 3, 2006 Yahoo! News reported, "[British] Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has launched a fierce attack on the decision by some media outlets to republish the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. The images first appeared in Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, depicting Muhammad wearing a turban shaped like a bomb, and another showing him saying...

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Editorial: "Cartoons and Their Context"

February 3, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1701092,00.html

On February 3, 2006 The Guardian ran an editorial on the controversy over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad first printed in a Danish newspaper in September 2005. The Guardian's editorial staff writes, "Context matters very much in the case of the cartoons of Muhammad... It is one thing to assert the right to publish an image of the prophet. As long as that is not illegal - and not...

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Update: Brooklyn's Holiday Display Policy Upheld in Appeals Court

February 3, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--nativitysceneruli0203feb03,0,5594909.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

On February 3, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A federal appeals court has upheld a city policy on holiday displays for its schools that allows Santa Claus, reindeers, Christmas trees and symbols of Jewish...

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Opinion: "What Would Muhammad Do?"

February 3, 2006

Source: CAIR Press Release

http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=38841&theType=NB

On February 3, 2006 a CAIR Press Release issued an opinion piece written by CAIR's communications director, Ibrahim Hooper. Hooper writes, "'You do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness.' (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

That description of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad is a summary of how he...

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Opinion: "The Freedom That Hurts Us"

February 3, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1701041,00.html

On February 3, 2006 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Sarah Joseph, editor of "emel: the muslim lifestyle magazine," on the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a Danish newspaper. Joseph writes, "In Britain, we should realise that Muslims here will be angry if the pictures are gratuitously published in British papers - not...

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