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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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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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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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Opinion: "Rotten Judgment in the State of Denmark"

February 8, 2006

Source: Spiegel

http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,399653,00.html

On February 8, 2006 Spiegel ran an opinion piece by Jytte Klausen, a professor of politics at Brandeis University who is originally from Denmark, on the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a newspaper there. Klausen writes, "This all would have been very well if the paper had a long tradition of standing up for fearless artistic expression. But it so...

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Boontown Mosque Faces Stiff Opposition to Planned Expansion

February 8, 2006

Source: Daily Record

http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060208/NEWS01/602080319/1005

On February 8, 2006 the Daily Record reported, "A standing room crowd is expected tonight when the Jam e Masjid Islamic Center goes before the planning board seeking approval of its plan to expand and renovate its Harrison Street building. Although no testimony has yet been presented to the board, the application already has...

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Interfaith Alliance of Rochester Condemns Cartoons

February 8, 2006

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060208/OPINION02/602080315/1039/OPINION

On February 8, 2006 the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle printed a press release from the Interfaith Alliance of Rochester, responding to the controversy over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The statement read, "As members of the Interfaith Alliance of Rochester, and in...

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Call for Calm from Muslim Groups Amidst Rioting Over Cartoons

February 8, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060208/ap_on_re_mi_ea/prophet_drawings_125;_ylt=AkoEU2aF_c5A5KocQHzGWsfbEfQA;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

On February 8, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Police shot four protesters to death Wednesday to stop hundreds from marching on a southern U.S. military base, as...

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MPAC Expresses Concern Over Alabama Church Arsons

February 8, 2006

Source: MPAC

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=875

On February 8, 2006 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "The Muslim Public Affairs Council today encouraged the Department of Justice to continue the investigation of a series of fires targeting churches, as potential hate crimes. Authorities report that four more churches were found burned Tuesday, just one week after half a dozen mostly Baptist church burnings were deemed arsons... MPAC...

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Pope Hopes Priest's Murder, Linked to Cartoons, Will Lead to Dialogue

February 8, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4694512.stm

On February 8, 2006 BBC News reported, "Pope Benedict XVI has paid tribute to an Italian priest shot dead in Turkey. The Pope said he hoped the 'sacrifice' of Andrea Santoro would contribute towards dialogue between religions.

There has been speculation that the shooting may have been linked to the controversy over cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.

A 16-year-old boy is...

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CAIR Condemns Iranian Newspaper's Plan to Solicit Cartoons about the Holocaust

February 8, 2006

Source: CAIR Press Release

http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=1982&theType=NR

On February 8, 2006 a CAIR Press Release reported, "The Council on American-Islamic Relations today condemned a plan by an Iranian newspaper to solicit cartoons denying the Nazi Holocaust.

Iran’s Hamshahri newspaper says the contest is in reaction to the publication in Europe of cartoons mocking Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. The...

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