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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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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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