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Buddhist – Muslim Tensions Flare in Ladakh

February 10, 2006

Source: WorldWide Religious News

Wire Service: Reuters

On February 10, 2006 Reuters reported, "Ten people including five policemen, were injured in Indian Kashmir on Friday when Muslim protesters clashed with police as trouble flared over charges that Buddhists had desecrated the Koran, authorities said. A curfew was imposed in the towns of Kargil and Leh in Kashmir's Buddhist-dominated Ladakh region, for the second day in Leh. The clashes erupted on Wednesday after torn pages of the Koran were found scattered by...

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Opinion: "This is Not a Cartoon War"

February 10, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/cartoonprotests/story/0,,1706813,00.html

On February 10, 2006 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Anas Altikriti, a former president of the Muslim Association of Britain, on the controversy over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Altikriti writes, "I don't believe we are witnessing a clash of civilisations, nor do I think such a clash is imminent or necessary. But when people of such varying backgrounds live...

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PM Calls for a Rejection of Extremism, Acceptance of Others as Equals

February 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4699716.stm

On February 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "Malaysia's prime minister says a huge chasm has opened between the West and Islam, fuelled by Muslim frustrations over Western foreign policy. Abdullah Badawi, seen as promoting a moderate form of Islam in largely Muslim Malaysia, said many Westerners saw Muslims as congenital terrorists. As he spoke at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, thousands...

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Muslims Host Open House, Urge Dialogue

February 10, 2006

Source: Ottawa Sun

http://ottsun.canoe.ca/News/OttawaAndRegion/2006/02/10/1434735-sun.html

On February 10, 2006 the Ottawa Sun reported, "WITH VIOLENT protests continuing to erupt around the world over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a terrorist, a local Muslim leader wants to bring less heat and more light to a crisis that has pitted religious rights against free speech. Imam Gamal Solaiman will throw open the doors of the city's main...

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Diana Eck Comments on AAR Lawsuit Supporting Tariq Ramadan

February 9, 2006

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=511144

On February 9, 2006 The Harvard Crimson reported, "A prominent Harvard religion professor and Lowell House master, Diana L. Eck, is leading the American Academy of Religion (AAR) as it challenges the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department over the visa revocation of high-profile Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan.

The academy is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging...

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Interview with Tariq Ramadan: "We Have to Turn Up the Volume on Reason"

February 9, 2006

Source: Spiegel

http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,399965,00.html

On February 9, 2006 Spiegel reported, "With unrelenting Muslim anger over the Muhammad caricatures, sentiments between Islam and the West once again have all the delicacy of a powder keg. SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke with Tariq Ramadan, Europe's leading Muslim scholar, about the overreaction of the Muslim world, rampant anti-Semitism and the frustrations of Muslim immigrants in...

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"Camp IF" Gathers Muslim, Christian and Jewish Teenagers in Weston

February 9, 2006

Source: The Wayland Town Crier

h ttp://w ww2.townonline.com/wayland/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=425582

On February 9, 2006 The Wayland Town Crier reported, "Committed to tolerance, a civil society and respect for different cultures and religious traditions, the Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group invites the public to hear teens describe their experiences participating in Camp IF. For one week each summer, a group of Christian, Jewish and Muslim teens gather at Camp Interfaith, also known as Camp IF, to learn more...

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In the US, Muslims Respond to Caricatures with Calm and Condemnations

February 9, 2006

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11239054/

On February 9, 2006 MSNBC reported, "As Muslims in Europe and the Middle East have led violent protests against cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, American Muslims have responded to the furor with quiet diplomacy, condemning the violence accompanying those protests while explaining why the caricatures drew such an angry reaction.

'There’s outrage,' said Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic...

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Opinion: "Religion Scholars Challenge Patriot Act"

February 9, 2006

Source: Sightings

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0209.shtml

On February 9, 2006 Sightings ran an opinion piece by W. Clark Gilpin, Margaret E. Burton Professor of the History of Christianity and Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Gilpin writes, "On Wednesday, January 25, the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the world's largest association of scholars of religion, joined a lawsuit that challenges a key...

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Montreal Mosques Attacked in Wake of Cartoon Controversy

February 9, 2006

Source: Canada.com/CP

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=b435271d-7d61-498e-8813-f87ea79940cc

On February 9, 2006 the Canadian Press reported, "Police are investigating acts of vandalism at two Islamic mosques north of Montreal and officers will step up vigilance in the area.

Rocks were thrown through windows earlier this week at the Islamic Cultural Centre and the Al-Hissane Islamic Centre. Police spokesman Guy...

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Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim Groups Deplore Cartoons and Violence

February 9, 2006

Source: Channel News Asia

On February 9, 2006 Channel News Asia reported, "Three religious bodies in Singapore have released a joint statement condemning the caricatures of Prophet Mohammed that appeared in the Danish and other media.

Jamiyah Singapore, Singapore Buddhist Lodge and the Hindu Endowments Board say they are 'shocked by the insensitive caricatures'.

They say publication of the caricatures has caused severe hurt to the sensitivity of Muslims all over the world.

And this act of press freedom without...

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Bay Area Civil Rights and Religious Groups Condemn Violence, Call for Dialogue

February 9, 2006

Source: InsideBayArea.com

http://www.insidebayarea.com/localnews/ci_3490634

On February 9, 2006 InsideBayArea.com reported, " A group of 10 religious and civil rights leaders held a news conference Wednesday at Fremont Congregational Church to encourage interfaith dialogue and to condemn the violent protests following the publication of controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. But the Bay Area Muslim leaders, who included members of the Council on American-Islamic...

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