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Hong Kong's Quiet Muslim Community Convenes Second Protest Against Cartoons

February 26, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060226/ts_nm/religion_cartoons_hongkong_dc%3b_ylt=AuADvtATC95xeSasAG1tsHpZ.3QA%3b_ylu=X3oDMTA5aHJvMDdwBHNlYwN5bmNhdA--

On February 26, 2006 Reuters reported, "Shouting slogans and waving banners, more than 1,000 Muslims in Hong Kong mounted a protest on Sunday to denounce...

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Tariq Ramadan: Impact of Cartoons May Create Deeper Fracture than 9/11

February 26, 2006

Source: Sunday Herald

http://www.sundayherald.com/54282

On February 26, 2006 the Sunday Herald reported, "One of Europe’s most high- profile Muslim scholars has warned that the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muham med could have a greater long-term impact on global stability than 9/11. Professor Tariq Ramadan, who sat on the Muslim task force chaired by Tony Blair after the July 7 London bombings last year, said the fear generated by the cartoons had uncovered 'problems that need...

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Seattle Muslims, Shi'i and Sunni, Respond to Sectarian Violence in Iraq with Prayers for Unity

February 25, 2006

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/260864_prayer25.html

On February 25, 2006 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "About 80 Muslims of different sects gathered for prayer and a sermon Friday in Seattle, responding to sectarian violence in Iraq with a call for common worship. Muslims in Washington, like those in the rest of the world, are predominantly Sunni and generally worship in mosques separate from Shiite Muslims. But...

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University of California Irvine Republicans Plan Exhibit of Cartoons, and Panel

February 25, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-cartoon25feb25,1,2771260.story

On February 25, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Plans by a Republican student group at UC Irvine to showcase the controversial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that led to violent protests around the world are drawing condemnation from Muslim groups and university officials. The caricatures will be part of a panel...

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Rose Hamid, a Flight Attendant and a Muslim Leader

February 25, 2006

Source: Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/13958809.htm

On February 25, 2006 the Charlotte Observer ran a feature article on Rose Hamid, a Muslim woman who is a flight attendant for US Airways. "It took some time for US Airways to allow Hamid, 46, to fly while wearing the hijab. She began working as a flight attendant with Piedmont Airlines in 1985. But that was a decade before her faith stirred her to begin wearing a hijab in public. When she...

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Ongoing Religious Riots Plague Country

February 24, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4749534.stm

On February 24, 2006 BBC News reported, "Violence is continuing across Nigeria where religious riots have claimed more than 100 lives this week. A number of deaths were reported and churches and shops burned on Friday in the towns of Kontagora and Potiskum in the north and Enugu in the south-east. Some 10,000 people are still sheltering in barracks in the south-east town of Onitsha after violence...

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Hindu Group Offers Reward for Killing Artist Who Draws Obscene Hindu Deities

February 24, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060224-023529-6738r

On February 24, 2006 United Press International reported, "An Indian Hindu group is offering a reward to anyone who beheads artist M.F. Hussain, who likes to produce obscene paintings of Hindu deities. The Hindu Personal Law Board said Hussain is as guilty of demeaning Hindu deities as a Danish cartoonist was when he drew cartoons portraying the...

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Finance Minister Suggests Stripping Muslims of their Citizenship if They Do Not Uphold Australian Values

February 24, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4746106.stm

On February 24, 2006 BBC News reported, "A senior member of Australia's government has suggested Muslims who do not uphold the country's values should be stripped of their citizenship. Remarks by Finance Minister Peter Costello, at a conference in Sydney, have sparked anger among leaders of Australia's Islamic community. They have insisted his comments were divisive and inflammatory. Mr...

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Faith Schools to Educate About Other Religions

February 23, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,173-2053482,00.html

On February 23, 2006 The Times reported, "Faith schools are to be instructed to teach pupils about other religions besides their own. Leaders from the Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist faiths have signed a joint statement backing the teaching of an awareness of the 'tenets' of other faiths in schools. The declaration, made jointly with the Department for...

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British National Party Distributes Leaflet with Prophet Cartoons

February 23, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,173-2053659,00.html

On February 23, 2006 The Times reported, "The British National Party has distributed a leaflet featuring the Danish cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad that has enraged Muslims and caused worldwide violent protests. A spokesman for the BNP said that half a million leaflets had gone out to 14 local groups across the country. He said that the use of the image, juxtaposed with a...

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Update: Supreme Court Appoints Mediator in Dispute over Museum Being Built on Muslim Graves

February 23, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4744756.stm

On February 23, 2006 BBC News reported, "Israel's Supreme Court has appointed a mediator to solve a dispute over the building of a museum on the site of a ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem. The museum is being built by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, based in the US, to promote tolerance between faith groups. Muslim clerics petitioned the court to stop work after bones were uncovered during...

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Imam W. Deen Mohammed Calls for a Special Gathering of African-Americans

February 23, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060223/NEWS05/602230507

On February 23, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Imam W. Deen Mohammed of Chicago, the most prominent African-American leader in mainline Islam, is calling for a special gathering of African Americans at Detroit's Cobo Hall Riverfront Ballroom at 1 p.m. Sunday. The unusual request that only African Americans attend his free 90-minute lecture...

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