Month: January 2006

Is Danish cartoon controversy related to attacks on Iraqi churchs?

I came across this Elaph article (in Arabic) via Jameed indicating that some Iraqi sources are linking the latest attacks on churches in Iraq -– in which at least three people were killed and nine were wounded — to the current controversy involving the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in the Danish paper …

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Jordan foreign minister summons Danish consul over cartoons

After Jordan’s parliament called for for the punishment of the caricaturists that created images of the Prophet Mohammad, Jordan’s foreign minister got into things Saturday, summoning Denmark’s honorary consul to Amman to discus "the deliberate abuse to Islam and the message of Prophet Mohammad by a Danish paper." Here is the full story from Jordan’s …

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Jordanian and other Arab intellectuals, politicians call for Jill’s release

The Jordanian daily Al-Ghad must be commended for its extensive coverage of Jill’s ordeal. In addition to the moving editorial written by Al-Ghad’s editor-in-chief, Ayman Al-Safadi (who hired Jill when he was chief editor of The Jordan Times), the daily has made sure to cover developments in Jill’s story on an almost daily basis. Al-Ghad …

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Still hopeful

Although we have not heard any major news regarding Jill, the following news items eked out today, making me feel even more hopeful: The Iraqi authorities have arrested three people in Baghdad suspected of being involved in the kidnapping of American freelance journalist Jill Carroll. An interior ministry statement said the arrests were made during …

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Concern over Jordan’s parliamentary call for the punishment of Danish cartoonists

Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the Jordanian parliament’s call yesterday for the punishment of the cartoonist that drew 12 caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed that appeared in the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten on 30 September and were reprinted in the Norwegian publication Magazinet on 10 January. "Islam forbids any representation of the Prophet and …

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