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Opinion: "Mohammad Cartoons Not the Epitome of Free Expression"

February 3, 2006

Source: New America Media

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=82285f8ccc0eb25876a7d4dbf4f2a563

On February 3, 2006 New America Media ran an opinion piece by Rene Ciria-Cruz, an editor at New America Media and Filipinas Magazine. Ciria-Cruz writes, "Why are some Western commentators casting the controversy over the Danish cartoons lampooning the prophet Muhammad as a challenge to freedom of...

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Responses from the European Press to the Cartoon Controversy

February 3, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4676210.stm

On February 3, 2006 BBC News reported, "The controversy generated by cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad published in the European press continues to make front-page headlines and dominates editorials. Most papers argue that in democratic societies, the right to free speech must come above the need to protect religious sensibilities... France's Le Monde takes the 1791 constitution as its guiding light on...

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Update: Brooklyn's Holiday Display Policy Upheld in Appeals Court

February 3, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--nativitysceneruli0203feb03,0,5594909.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

On February 3, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A federal appeals court has upheld a city policy on holiday displays for its schools that allows Santa Claus, reindeers, Christmas trees and symbols of Jewish...

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British Foreign Secretary Speaks Out Against Re-publication of "Insensitive" Cartoons

February 3, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/03022006/344/straw-attacks-cartoon-publication.html

On February 3, 2006 Yahoo! News reported, "[British] Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has launched a fierce attack on the decision by some media outlets to republish the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. The images first appeared in Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, depicting Muhammad wearing a turban shaped like a bomb, and another showing him saying...

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Opinion: "What Would Muhammad Do?"

February 3, 2006

Source: CAIR Press Release

http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=38841&theType=NB

On February 3, 2006 a CAIR Press Release issued an opinion piece written by CAIR's communications director, Ibrahim Hooper. Hooper writes, "'You do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness.' (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

That description of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad is a summary of how he...

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The Vatican Criticizes Western Media for Publishing Cartoons of Prophet

February 3, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.washtimes.com/upi/20060203-024326-2031r.htm

On February 3, 2006 United Press International reported, "The Vatican Friday criticized western media for inflaming the Muslim world by running derogatory cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. Cardinal Archille Silvestrini, head of the Vatican's department for Eastern Churches, told the Corriere della Sera freedom is not an...

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Opinion: "The Freedom That Hurts Us"

February 3, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1701041,00.html

On February 3, 2006 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Sarah Joseph, editor of "emel: the muslim lifestyle magazine," on the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a Danish newspaper. Joseph writes, "In Britain, we should realise that Muslims here will be angry if the pictures are gratuitously published in British papers - not...

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Cartoon Crisis Exacerbates Danish Muslims' Integration Struggle

February 3, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1701273,00.html

On February 3, 2006 The Guardian reported, "Every conversation quickly comes round to the subject, and opinion has become sharply polarised. The majority of Danes can't see what the fuss is about - a 'storm in a teacup', said one, while Danish Muslims are incensed by what they see as only the latest evidence of an increasingly Islamophobic country. Such sharp divisions over Islam...

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ADL Issues Statement in Response to Cartoon Controversy

February 2, 2006

Source: ADL Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASInt_13/4858_13.htm

On February 2, 2006 an ADL Press Release reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued the following statement in response to the controversy stemming from the twelve cartoons depicting Mohammed featured in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten and reprinted in other European newspapers:

ADL is opposed to religious, racial and ethnic stereotyping in the media. We found some of the...

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SALDEF Meets with Attorney General to Discuss Sikh Concerns

February 2, 2006

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/EE221168D3BD0B3F8725710900664187!OpenDocument

On February 2, 2006 the Sikh News Network reported, "On Monday the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest Sikh American civil rights advocacy organization, met with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to discuss a variety of issues relevant to the Sikh...

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At the National Prayer Breakfast, Increased Diversity and a Call for Faith-Based Responses to Poverty

February 2, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/184/story_18477_1.html

On February 2, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "President Bush and rock star Bono, speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday (Feb. 2), preached messages promoting faith-based activism on behalf of the world's poor. Bono, a musician with the Irish band U2, has drawn attention in recent years to those afflicted by AIDS and poverty in...

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Opinion: "Shutting Out a Voice for Islam"

February 2, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/02/02/shutting_out_a_voice_for_islam/

On February 2, 2006 the The Boston Globe ran an opinion piece by Diana Eck, professor of comparative religion at Harvard University, president of the American Academy of Religion, and director of the Pluralism Project. "Why is the American Academy of Religion, with more than 10,000...

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Opinion: "Citizenship Questionnaire" Shows Anti-Muslim Bias

February 2, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/01/24/muslim_undesirables_need_not_apply/

On February 2, 2006 The Boston Globe ran an opinion piece by columnist H.D.S. Greenway, who writes, "German liberals and Muslims... are outraged over a questionnaire that the state proposes to put before those seeking German citizenship... [S]ince January, if the authorities...

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