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:http://www.cairphilly.org/index.php?Page=blog&Side=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
1218 Chestnut Street;
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)
â€œWhat kind of sense was it for the Euro press to insult the religion of over a billion people to stir up a religious war,â€ 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,â€ 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.
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.