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New Jersey Muslims Respond to Cartoon Controversy

February 5, 2006

Source: Herald News

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2MDYmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY4NzU0MDkmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkz

On February 5, 2006 the Herald News reported, "Along the Arabic-speaking business corridor that straddles Paterson and Clifton, television sets Saturday were tuned to protests sweeping Muslim communities worldwide over a series of...

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Opinion: "This is Folly, Not a Clash of Civilisations"

February 5, 2006

Source: The Telegraph

http://opinion.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2006/02/05/do0509.xml

On February 5, 2006 The Telegraph ran an opinion piece by John Casey, a fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, on the controversy surrounding the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad first published in a Danish newspaper. Casey writes, "Have we in the West become so historically ignorant that we forget how closely, within...

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Opinion: "We Are All Danes Now"

February 5, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/02/05/we_are_all_danes_now/?p1=MEWell_Pos1

On February 5, 2006 The Boston Globe ran an opinion piece by columnist Jeff Jacoby that commented, "The current uproar over cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammed published in a Danish newspaper illustrates yet again the fascist intolerance that is at the heart of radical...

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Opinion: "Tolerance Demands a Little Courtesy"

February 5, 2006

Source: Sunday Herald

http://www.sundayherald.com/53963

On February 5, 2006 the Sunday Herald ran an opinion piece by Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh, on the controversy surrounding the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad by a Danish newspaper. Holloway writes, "[A] decent society needs more than free speech. It also needs to prize values that ease relations between people of opposing convictions, and the highest of these is courtesy. Courtesy is a form of...

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Editorial: "Why This Paper Decided Not to Publish Cartoons of Muhammed"

February 5, 2006

Source: Sunday Herald

http://www.sundayherald.com/53958

On February 5, 2006 the Sunday Herald reported, "This newspaper’s commitment to freedom of speech is unshakeable and unequivocal. We stand alongside George Orwell in believing that if liberty means anything, it means the right to tell people what they do not necessarily want to hear. Given this premise, and indeed the responsibility that comes with it, newspapers do have the right to publish the controversial cartoons of the...

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Tarek Fatah Asks, "What Would Prophet Muhammad Have Done?"

February 4, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/02/what_would_prop.php#more

On February 4, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Tarek Fatah, host of a weekly TV show on CTS-TV, The Muslim Chronicle, and the communication director of the Muslim Canadian Congress. Fatah writes, "Keep to forgiveness (O Muhammad), and enjoin kindness, and turn away from the ignorant. - The Qur'an, Chapter 7, Verse 199. During his...

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Salaam School in Milwaukee Offers Sports and Dance for Muslim Girls

February 4, 2006

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/feb06/389987.asp

On February 4, 2006 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "Twenty girls hustled into the Salam School gym one recent afternoon, grabbed six basketballs and took shots... The Salam Stars [a Muslim girls basketball team] were preparing for their first-ever basketball season of playing with area non-Muslim teams. Many of the girls will be on the court for the first time in mixed...

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At Leeds Mosque, Sikh, Christians, and Muslims Gather for Vigil of Respect

February 4, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/4681284.stm

On February 4, 2006 BBC News reported, "Christian, Muslim and Sikh leaders have held a vigil at a Leeds mosque to show respect for each other's faiths. They gathered outside the Stratford Street mosque in Beeston on Sunday as Muslims gather for afternoon prayers.

The Yorkshire and Humber Faiths Forum called the meeting after the protests sparked by the Muhammad cartoons...

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Detroit-Area Muslims Respond to Controversy Over Cartoon Depictions of Prophet

February 4, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060204/NEWS05/602040372/-1/BUSINESS07

On February 4, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Michigan Muslims joined others in the Islamic world Friday in denouncing European newspapers that have published cartoons they say defame Islam and the Prophet Muhammad... in Michigan, the concern was restrained. There were no demonstrations. One leader, while saying...

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US State Department Calls for "Tolerance and Respect" Amidst Cartoon Controversy

February 3, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/3634257.html

On February 3, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The State Department criticized today cartoon drawings in Europe of the Prophet Muhammad, calling them 'offensive to the beliefs of Muslims.' While recognizing the importance of freedom of the press and expression, department press officer Janelle Hironimus said these rights must be...

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Editorial: "Cartoons and Their Context"

February 3, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1701092,00.html

On February 3, 2006 The Guardian ran an editorial on the controversy over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad first printed in a Danish newspaper in September 2005. The Guardian's editorial staff writes, "Context matters very much in the case of the cartoons of Muhammad... It is one thing to assert the right to publish an image of the prophet. As long as that is not illegal - and not...

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Editorial: "The Freedom to Blaspheme"

February 3, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-cartoon03feb03,0,1419165.story?coll=la-news-comment-editorials

On February 3, 2006 the Los Angeles Times ran an editorial that commented, "The cartoons are undeniably offensive to Muslims. Yet the overreaction by opportunistic, authoritarian governments and backpedaling European officials has been deeply disappointing... What's...

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