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Opinion: "Why American Newspapers Should Publish the Cartoons"

February 23, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0223/p09s02-coop.html?s=hns

On February 23, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by Jonathan Zimmerman, who teaches history and education at New York University. He writes, "The Great Cartoon Controversy just won't go away... Yet most American newspapers still haven't published the cartoons themselves, lest they insult Muslim sensibilities. And that's exactly backward. The...

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Coptic Christians Struggle in a Muslim-Majority Country

February 23, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/22/AR2006022202437.html

On February 23, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The sectarian battle [a recent event in which Muslim rioters attacked a Christian church in Odayssat] was one of a series that have recently pitted the minority Coptic Christians, an ancient community in Egypt, against the majority Muslims. Repeated instances of violence have...

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Los Angeles County Sheriff and Muslim Leaders Launch Muslim-American Security Congress

February 22, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/northern_california/13938144.htm

On February 22, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Muslim leaders from Southern California and Sheriff Lee Baca launched an initiative Wednesday to increase cooperation in the fight against terrorism and expand the role of American Muslims...

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Opinion: "I'll Have a Multifaith Danish (with Lavish Sprinkles of Tolerance, Respect, and Humor)"

February 22, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/02/ill_have_a_mult.php

On February 22, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Raheel Raza, author of "Their Jihad..Not my Jihad" and Interfaith director for The Muslim Canadian Congress. Raza writes, "Now that the furor and fury [over the cartoons] is dying down a bit, I’m eating a Danish in solidarity for ordinary Danish people who have been swept into the current...

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Arab-Americans, Muslims Say Port Dispute Fueled by Bias

February 22, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-02-22-ports-arabs-protest_x.htm

On February 22, 2006 USA Today reported, "The furor over handing control of some operations at six U.S. ports to an Arab company has more to do with politics than security, U.S. Arab and Muslim leaders charged Wednesday. 'There's an anti-Arab sentiment that is being exploited by members of Congress who see it as an election-year win,' said James Zogby...

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Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Contest "Unwise Step in Combating Ignorance," Says ISNA

February 22, 2006

Source: Islamic Society of North America Press Release

http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=629

On February 22, 2006 an Islamic Society of North America Press Release reported, "The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) has termed a plan by an Iranian newspaper to solicit cartoons denying the Nazi Holocaust as an unwise step in combating the ignorance displayed by the Danish cartoonist. Iran’s Hamshahri newspaper says the contest is in...

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Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and Quakers in San Antonio Call for Education, Dialogue

February 21, 2006

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA022106.03B.Islam_education.ceac6ee.html

On February 21, 2006 the Express-News reported, "The continuing controversy over cartoon depictions of the prophet Mohammad in Danish newspapers is not a clash of civilizations but 'a clash of the uncivilized,' a group of religious leaders declared here Monday in announcing a new Islam education campaign.

They...

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Religious Leaders from Asia and Australia Issue "Ten Commitments"

February 21, 2006

Source: UCA News

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=18787

On February 21, 2006 UCA News reported, "Religious representatives from Asia and Australia have committed to use the "peaceful" elements in religion to counter violence and terrorism. The 200 participants from 17 countries, who met Feb. 12-13 in Jakarta, also said at the end of their meeting that they are committed to uprooting 'all kinds of corruption by...

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Opinion: “The Good in Muslim Hearts Offers a Better Self-Portrait than Violence”

February 21, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0221/p09s01-coop.html?s=hns

On February 21, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by Ibrahim N. Abusharif, editor of Starlatch Press, a Muslim publishing house in the Chicago area. "A growing discussion among American Muslims centers on this observation: We are missing from the diverse cultural space of American life. The focus on terrorism and the vague war against it threatens...

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In Philadelphia, Panelists Debate Cartoons and Urge Dialogue

February 21, 2006

Source: The Daily Pennsylvanian

http://www.dailypennsylvanian.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/02/21/43faca56c0edd

On February 21, 2006 The Daily Pennsylvanian reported, "Six local Islamic figures gathered Saturday for a panel to address the recent controversy over the Danish cartoons that negatively depict the Islamic prophet Muhammad The Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations sponsored the event, which took place in...

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Opinion: “Better Ways to Handle a Prayer Breakfast”

February 20, 2006

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/editorial/13903485.htm

On February 20, 2006 the Lexington Herald-Leader ran an opinion piece by Nancy Jo Kemper, the executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches. She comments on the Governor's Annual Prayer Breakfast held recently by the Christian Business Men's Club in Kentucky. "The CBMC of the Bluegrass, formerly known as the Christian Business Men's Club, may surely...

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Government Markets Religious Diversity to Attract "Spiritual Tourism"

February 20, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1630588,0011.htm

On February 20, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Malaysia is all set to cash in on its multi-ethnic culture by featuring several Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Sikh and Buddhist houses of worship as the country's premier 'spiritual tourism' destinations. Tourism Minister Adnan Tengku Mansor also plans to showcase religious and cultural...

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