Copenhagen Conference Seeks to Foster Dialogue Between Islam and the West

March 9, 2006


On March 9, 2006 reported, "A cohort of Muslim scholars, intellectuals and youths are meeting on Thursday, March 9, with Danish peers to bridge the widening gaps since the publication of cartoons mocking Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). 'We hope our dialogue will result in practical solutions,' Khaled Barakat, the head of a 35-member delegation of Muslim youths, told The two-day conference is an initiative from prominent Muslim preacher Amr Khaled to engage in a dialogue with Danish youths and intellectuals. The meeting, organized by the Danish Institute for International Studies with funds from the Danish foreign ministry, discusses Muslim-West dialogue, freedom of expression and the status of the Muslim minorities in the West."