The Muslim Community reaction in relation to the offensive cartoons and subsequent eventsFebruary 9, 2006
(Montréal, Qc. 08/02/06) – The Muslim Community representatives will be holding a press conference in response to the offensive and insulting cartoon depiction of Prophet Mohammed. The unfair treatment of Islam by the Danish cartoonists has generated world-wide Muslim protests, heated inter-cultural debate, and a growing sense of crisis.
The Community representatives will announce constructive steps to address this difficult and alarming issue, with emphasis on cooperation, bridge building and to foster better understanding of Islamic culture.
The unfortunate violence associated with some of the protests, the wrong responses and the rise of Islamophobia will also be addressed. Furthermore, we will reiterate our strong stand against all hateful or malicious representations of any ethnic, racial or religious group, as we denounce all acts and statements of racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
WHAT: Press Conference to announce the Community response.