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Progressive Muslim Union of North America's Statement on the Cartoon Controversy

February 11, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

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

On February 11, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! reported, "Freedom of expression is a cardinal value in both the West and in Islam. (The Prophet never chastised his followers for challenging him, for questioning, indeed he praised people who did not let their shyness get in the way of speaking frankly. Another value, we note, that many in the Muslim world have neglected...

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Opinion: "The Respect of a Cousin"

February 10, 2006

Source: The Jewish Week

http://www.thejewishweek.com/top/editletcontent.php3?artid=4825

On February 10, 2006 The Jewish Week ran an opinion piece by Edward Miller, a New York attorney who is active in efforts to reconcile Jews and Muslims. Miller commented on the controversy over a Danish newspaper's cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, "As we condemn the violence on the streets, perhaps we should take a moment to understand the hurt in the hearts of the great...

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Opinion: “Diversity of Beliefs is the American Way”

February 10, 2006

Source: ADL

http://www.adl.org/ADL_Opinions/Religious_Freedom/20060210-PalmBeachPost.htm

On February 10, 2006 the Anti-Defamation League ran an opinion piece by by Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the ADL. "Many of us are deeply committed to the religion we practice. Our faith informs many aspects of our lives. As Americans, we all share the common right, so beautifully enshrined in the Constitution by our Founding Fathers, to practice...

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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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Opinion: "Let's Try to Get Beyond Caricatures"

February 10, 2006

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/02/10/opinion/edsby.php

On February 10, 2006 the International Herald Tribune ran an opinion piece by the president of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono about the worldwide controversy over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Yudhoyono writes, "The international community must work together to put out this fire. A good start would be to stop justifying the cartoons as 'freedom of the press,'...

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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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In Kashmir, Muslims Allege Desecration of the Qur'an by Buddhists

February 10, 2006

Source: Reuters

http://today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=DEL151318

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...

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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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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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Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim Groups Deplore Cartoons and Violence

February 9, 2006

Source: Channel News Asia

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/192425/1/.html

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...

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

February 9, 2006

Source: The Wayland Town Crier

http://www2.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...

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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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