I have been receiving these notices in my Yahoo news alerts to join these rallys against the loony toons.
RALLY IN FRONT OF DANISH CONSULATE 2nd AVE and 48 Street NY , USA ,FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17, 06
News From Bangladesh Wed, 15 Feb 2006 10:23 AM PST
RALLY IN FRONT OF DANISH CONSULATE 2nd AVE and 48 Street FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2006 12 PM to 3 PM Juma Khutba by Imam Siraj Wahhaj at 1:00 PM Bring your Friends and Family Arrange buses and vans from your communities ************************************************************************** For information call:917-238-9744, 631 334 3301, (718) 739-3211, 718-658-1199
"We had a demonstration in front of the UN last Sunday. This campaign of protest will continue as a campaign of education for many more months to come"
"We should portray these cartoons as anti-Muslim rather than anti-Islam. This will take away their hollow argument that it is freedom of expression to attack an ideology (considered progressive). Media are more vary of attacking a community as it is considered racist and not" progressive.
Needless to say, I have ignored these messages. These protests have garnered little attendance and scant attention. But they will not be discouraged as you can see they plan to make this a campaign for "months to come." Today's rally seems to have been better attended.
Mary was there here and I received this missive from Rona;
Mark went with his camera. Click for all the pictures here: A.N.S.W.E.R.'s speakers were inciteful, going far beyond the rhetoric about tolerance voiced by the Muslim speakers on the stage. About 600 were there, lots of school buses brought people in. More details to follow.
More here from Cirque;
Today hundreds of NYC American Muslims Protested outside the Danish Embassy over the Mohammed Cartoons, and Called for Destruction of the USA!
The Islamic Thinkers Society is a Sunni Orthodox Islamic group that seeks the goal of restoring the Islamic Caliphate to create what they call "an ideal Islamic society."
The group states they wish to see a reversal of what they consider to be colonialism and imperialism, including an 'on the ground' reversal of the Balfour Declaration, Sykes-Picot Agreement and San Remo Agreement. They allege these agreements are part of 'Colonialist Designs' on the Muslim World, and they urge Muslims to consider them illegal, null and void. The group calls for an end what it says are "Colonialist-Imposed Borders," "Colonialist-Imposed States," and "Colonialist-Imposed Rulers."
The group is based in the largely muslim community of the Jackson Heights neighborhood in Queens, New York City.
Observers such as the Intelligence Summit have called the Islamic Thinkers Society a Fundamentalist Islamic group that endorses the goals of Islamic terrorists such as Al-Qaeda. They cite videotaped Islamic Thinkers Society rallies where slogans supporting the 9/11 terrorists and "next time we will get all of New York" were used and violence has broken out. They say that the Islamic Thinkers Society calls on Muslims to oppose the United States, Christianity and Western society.
War has been declared. This is war. This is war.
Prophet Cartoons: Editor Jailed, Faces Death Newsweek
In an interview from his jail cell, a Yemeni editor imprisoned over the Prophet Muhammad cartoons discusses press freedom, religion and calls for his execution.
Protesters Of Cartoons Torch Consulate CBS News
Libyans protesting the Prophet Muhammad cartoons set fire to the Italian consulate, killing or wounding 11 people. Earlier, a Pakistani cleric is offered a cash reward plus a car to anyone who kills the cartoonist who drew the caricature.
Behead Danish cartoonist, get Rs 51 crore, says UP minister The Tribune
Lucknow, February 17 Adding a new dimension to the anti-Denmark protests, an Uttar Pradesh minister today declared a cash reward of Rs 51 crore for the person who would behead the Danish cartoonist who drew the controversial cartoons of Prophet Mohammad.
Prosecutors open probe against Russian editor who reprinted Danish prophet cartoons Fox 23
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian prosecutors opened an investigation into the editor of a newspaper that reprinted caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, and another paper was ordered closed after publishing a cartoon depicting Muhammad along with Jesus, Moses and Buddha.