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Thursday, February 23, 2006

CAIR Reports the Meeting a 'Success'

Email sent to me:

Subject: CAIR-PHILLY IN THE NEWS: First Town Hall Meeting on Cartoon a Success!

The first Town Hall Meeting held in University City (Feb. 18) on the Cartoon Controversy: "Conversations on the Cartoon Controversy" was a success!

Over 60 people, and multiple media professionals were in attendance.

For pictures, print and television coverage of the event, please visit our website's blog:

We thank our co-sponsors, the University of Pennsylvania Muslim Students Association (Penn MSA), the Philadelphia Chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA-Philly), the Philadelphia Chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS-Philly) and WHY-Islam.

If you would like to host a meeting or a screening, please contact us at the numbers below. Stay tuned for upcoming "Explore the Life of Muhammad" events...
Thank you, CAIR-Philly
-- Adeeba Al-Zaman Director of Communications
CAIR Philadelphia
1218 Chestnut Street;
Suite 510
Philadelphia, PA 19107

At their weblog - link above - we are treated to several observations about the meeting. Such as this: (and don't ask me what those strange characters are - they appear on their blog as well)

“What kind of sense was it for the Euro press to insult the religion of over a billion people to stir up a religious war,” said panelist, Dr. Kalid Blankenship.

œOf course in reality it can not be completely free speech because you can not, for example, allow people to incite murder,” said Blankenship.

An argument at one point erupted between a woman in the crowd and a panelist when she told the panel to stop playing the victims.

I bolded that last one on purpose - because that was such a small part of what our Jen said. If you recall I related that one of the questions asked by Jen was addressing their expectation that we embrace Islam - when there is so much violence being perpetrated by Moslems? Oh dear, d-d-d-d-d-dear. Gloss right over THAT question.

Anyhoo - here are a couple of pics they have up, too.

<===== The illustrious panel.
<===Question Time!

On their blog there is a link to channel 3 that shows a video clip but I can't for the life of me get it to work.



Blogger MamaGeph said...

Charles Johnson at LGF has a post about the meeting, too. (I sent him a link to your post a couple of days prior to that, as well. :) )

It is truly scary how the press ignores the threat, especially since they'd be the first against the wall if the Islamofacists took over.

23 February, 2006 13:51  
Blogger Alison said...

If you 'host a meeting' to re address the points they didnt cover, ill book a flight over.

23 February, 2006 15:45  
Blogger Alan_McDonald said...


I couldn't access the video either. It appears to be on your local CBS TV station's web site, but behind a firewall. Maybe you should contact the station and ask them for a user id and password to access the video.

Anyway, I did find the following piece from Philadelphia Weekly on the local Muslim demonstration against the Inquirer for publishing one of the cartoons.

23 February, 2006 16:11  
Blogger Alison said...

Monicar - im happy to finally be able to say that the Brits published the cartoons! The BNP no less. They published the cartoons next to the images of the protests in London and asked 'which do you find more offensive?'.

The leaflets, ahead of May elections, will be wafting through hundreds of thousands of peoples front doors any day now. VERY interesting times ahead.

23 February, 2006 16:43  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I just went and saw that post on LGF. I am glad that he provided the link to the student newspaper. I saw that you had provided a link to me in the comments - my traffic went through the roof. Grizzly Mama isn't USED to traffic. LOL!

Okay Alison - you've got a deal. Wanna come over for the symposium in DC? LOL! We do live in interesting times which can be a scary proposition. I like the flyers. The BNP gets bad press everywhere I look but when checking out their manifesto it looks like a party I would vote for!

Alan - thanks for checking that out. I had seen on UAC that apparently there was footage on the news of Jen and the maniacs reacting to her. I can't find it anywhere. There was a LOT of coverage of the protest against the Inquirer after they ran the cartoon.

23 February, 2006 18:36  
Blogger skye said...

I can't believe I missed that protest in front of the Inquirer!I work two blocks away from the Ivory tower.

Of course they are going to report this meeting as a success. Collective dissonance disorder runs rampant in that organization :)

23 February, 2006 22:49  
Blogger MonicaR said...

It was unreal Skye. I'm still recovering.

24 February, 2006 00:26  
Blogger dcat said...

Hmmm The blogs will have to keep on posting then. Who are these people any who!

I bet there is more of us then them!

Yes I am alive and well Monica thanks :)

25 February, 2006 11:06  

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